Area Voting Instructions Template

Area # Online Voting Instructions

Area # of Handbell Musicians of America is handling all voting for its area board elections via electronic, online ballot.  To vote, members will need to log in to their member account, enter their selections in the online ballot, and submit it to confirm their selections.  Below are step-by-step instructions for voting.  But first, here are answers to some basic questions about the process.

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When can I vote?

The voting period is MONTH DD – MONTH DD, YEAR.  Beginning at TIME on MONTH DD, the VOTE NOW buttons on this page will go live, and the online ballot will be available for casting your vote.  The VOTE NOW button will disappear, making the ballot unavailable, at TIME on MONTH DD, YEAR.

How do I access my online account?

If you are a member, you already have an account.  You simply need to enter your user name and password in the spaces indicated at the very top of this screen or when prompted after clicking the VOTE NOW button,  to access it online.  If you’ve forgotten your password or haven’t yet created a username and password, follow these simple steps.

1.   At the top of this page, above the margin, is a link for log-in assistance.   Click on that link.

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2.  This will take you to a page titled “Forgot Your Password?”   This page is the place to be even if you haven’t yet set up your username and password.

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3. Enter the email address that you have previously provided as a contact email for your membership.  If you are not sure what email address is on your account, or you have not yet provided an email address, please contact the national office by email at webmaster@handbellmusicians.org or by calling 937-438-0085.

4. Once you have entered your email address, click on “Submit.”

5. This will generate an email message to the address you provided.  If you already have a username and password, the message will provide this information.  If you don’t, this message includes a link to create your user name and password for your account.

6. Use the information provided in the email or the username and password you create to log in to your online account.

What if I don’t remember my username and/or password?

Follow the steps above.  An email will be generated to the email address provided with your log in credentials.

What if I don’t have access to the Internet?  Is there another way vote?

To ensure each member only votes once, and to maintain the security of the voting process, only votes submitted through the online ballot will be accepted.  If you do not have a computer or Internet access at home, we recommend you utilize the computer services offered by your public library or seek the assistance of a friend or family member.

Where can I find information about the candidates?

Biographies, photos, and answers to basic questions for each candidate are included in the ISSUE MONTH issue of Area Newsletter. That information is also available at CANDIDATE INFORMATION URL.

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How to Vote

  1. Carefully review all candidate information and make note of your choices in each category before moving to the next step.
  2. When the VOTE NOW button is active, between MONTH DD and MONTH DD, YYYY, click that button.
  3. If you are not already logged in to your member account, you will be prompted to log in.
  4. After logging in, you will be automatically directed to the voting ballot.  During the log in process, the system will confirm that you have not already voted and that the account you’ve logged in to has a current membership that includes voting privileges.
  5. Carefully make your selections for LIST BOARD POSITIONS BEING DECIDED AND HOW MANY TO VOTE FOR
  6. Review your ballot carefully to make sure it is correct.
  7. Click submit at the bottom of the ballot to enter your final vote.
  8. Once submitted, a vote cannot be changed or edited.  National and area staff and board members do not have access to the ballot or to submitted votes.
  9. Votes will be counted and results calculated by the NEON database system and cannot be accessed or altered by staff or board members of Handbell Musicians of America.

Election results will be announced by the Area Board on or before MONTH DD. YYYY.

If you need assistance logging in to your account or setting up your username and password, please contact the national office at webmaster@handbellmusicians.org or by calling 937-438-0085.

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