Nomination materials are available now.
As outlined in American Morgan Horse Association bylaw 4.6, "By April 1st of each year, the Executive Director shall deliver to each member entitled to vote in the regions in which Directors are to be elected in the upcoming annual meeting of members a notice stating the number of Directors to be elected for each such Region and the final date for the filing of nominating petitions and further stating that a form for nominating petitions is available upon request without charge. Members shall be entitled to nominate candidates for the position of Regional Director by delivering to the Executive Director on or before October 1st one or more nominating petitions signed collectively by at least fifteen (15) of the members entitled to vote for a director from the Region at the upcoming annual meeting and signed by the nominee named therein to demonstrate acceptance of his nomination. Electronic signatures on nominating petitions and on a nominee’s acceptance shall be deemed acceptable."
Accordingly, the following positions will be included on the 2023 election ballot distributed to AMHA members in good standing as of December 31, 2022.
One regional director for each: Eastern, Central, and Western Regions. At the 2023 Annual Meeting, one director from each of the Regions shall be elected to a three-year term. For a person's name to be placed on the official ballot, that person must go through a nomination process, which consists of:
- Candidate must be an AMHA member in good standing possessing an individual or life membership;
- Residency within the region for which they are running;
- Obtaining official nomination petitions from AMHA's headquarters and securing a minimum of 15 qualified voting members' signatures of the region;
- Filing the nomination petitions, with appropriate number of qualified signatures, with AMHA office by October 1, 2022;
- Valid signatures on nomination petitions are AMHA members in good standing and 18 years of age or older;
- Each candidate must sign each nomination petition to show acceptance of nomination.
EASTERN: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, South America, Europe, Africa
CENTRAL: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Central America, all U.S. Territories, and remainder of North American except Canada
WESTERN: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Canada, New Zealand
AMHA encourages all members to consider getting involved in the governance process of the Association. If you think you might be interested, please obtain a set of nomination/election guidelines/materials from AMHA by contacting AMHA Executive Director at via email or by calling (802) 985-4944 ext. 201.
It is important to note that prior attendance at a minimum of two AMHA Board meetings is required in order to complete the nomination process by October 1, 2022 (attendance via Zoom videoconference does count towards this requirement).
The election results will be announced at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Members scheduled during the UPHA National Conference being held January 3 - 7, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
-- via AMHA