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Online voting for the ratification of the NPR Board’s election of Ralph Hogan to a second term as a Non-Board Member of NPR’s Distribution/Interconnection Committee has begun as of 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, July 11, 2012.  An email has been sent to each representative of a PRSS interconnected station with a unique username and password for voting in the ratification ballot, as well as voting instructions.  Please look for this email from “nprelections@npr.org” in your email inbox and then take a moment to cast your vote.  The voting instructions are included again below for your convenience.
The deadline for voting is Monday, August 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Please note that there is a separate ballot for the election of Member Directors and confirmation of the election of two Public Directors of the NPR Board.  User names and passwords for the NPR Board election, which are different from the user names and passwords for the Non-Board D/I Committee member ratification, have been e-mailed separately.
If you have any questions about the voting process or if you do not receive your username and password by e-mail, please contact Twanna Clark, Board Liaison, at 202-513-2058 or tclark1@npr.org, or Michelle Shanahan, Senior Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, at 202-513-2055 or mshanahan@npr.org.
Thank you for participating in the 2012 ratification ballot!

Voting Instructions

1.    The window for casting your ballot is from 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, July 11, 2012, to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, August 13, 2012.  Your vote must be cast within this period.

2.    Go to the PRSS web site at www.prss.org and click on the link for the election.

3.    When you get to the login page for the election, log in using your personal election username and password provided in this email (sent by individual email).

4.    Upon entering the voting page you will have the opportunity to review the voting instructions, review the ballot and find additional information about the candidate by clicking on the ”details” links that appears beside the “Yes” selection or by clicking on the “Details” tab at the right of the screen.  If, after reviewing the ballot and/or looking at the information about the candidate, you decide you are not yet ready to vote, you can simply exit from the page and log in later when you are ready to vote.

5.    You must cast your ballot for the ratification of the election of the Non-Board Distribution/ Interconnection Committee Member by clicking on the box next to your vote, which may be one of the following:  “Yes,” “No” or “Abstain.”  When you have finished voting, click on the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.

6.    You will then be prompted to review and verify the selection on your ballot.  If your vote is recorded correctly, please review and accept the “Participant Consent” paragraph, which will then activate the “Submit” button.  Click on “Submit” and your vote will be sent to the electronic ballot box.  If your vote is not recorded correctly or if you wish to change your vote, click on the “edit selection” button.  Once you click on the “Submit” button, you will not be able to change your vote.

7.    Once you have cast your ballot you will receive a “Vote Confirmation” page.  To view and print a receipt of your vote, click on “View Receipt” at the bottom of the page.  This will take you to a separate window.  You may print this receipt by clicking on the “print” prompt at the top right of the page.  After this step, close out of the vote confirmation page and click on “Logout” and you will return to www.prss.org.


Posted July 11, 2012