Election Information Update
By Mike Nolan, Chair, USCF Election Committee   
June 20, 2009
Note to USCF members regarding ballots for the 2009 Executive Board Election
 
Ballots to USCF Voting Members as of April 30th are in the mail.

Per the USCF Bylaws, to be a voting member for this election you have to have been a current USCF member at the end of April with a membership expiration date of June 30, 2009, or later, and you must be 16 years old or older by June 30, 2009.

Unlike past years, members who live outside the USA may be voting members this year, providing they meet the above conditions.

If you are a voting member who receives Chess Life and lives in the USA (excluding APO/FPO addresses and US Territories) your ballot will be a cover wrap around the June issue.  Please do not throw that cover wrap away, it is your ballot.

If you do not receive a copy of Chess Life in your name, whether that is because you are a regular member, an additional family member or a life member who has asked not to receive Chess Life each month, and if you live in the USA (except for APO/FPO addresses and US Territories), your ballot will be a cover wrap around the June TLA Newsletter.

If you live outside the USA, have an APO/FPO address or live in a US Territory (or if you pay extra to receive your Chess Life via first class or air mail), your ballot was mailed to you by first class mail from the USCF Office on May 29th.

If your ballot does not arrive, is damaged or if you threw it away, you may request a replacement ballot.  Requests for replacement ballots due to non-receipt of either Chess Life or the TLA Newsletter will not be honored until after June 20th, to give your magazine time to arrive.

Requests for replacement ballots should be sent to Cheryle Bruce, cbruce@uschess.org.  Please be sure to provide your USCF ID, name and current mailing address.

Ballots must be returned to the address printed on the reverse side of the ballot no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2009.  Ballots received after that date will not be counted.

Also, please be informed that Brian Lafferty has withdrawn from the race.