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Posted: September 23, 2010

Ballots mailed Sept. 1 for 2010 AMO Election of National Officers; instructions for requesting a duplicate ballot

As a reminder, ballots for the 2010 American Maritime Officers Election of National Officers were mailed to all AMO members Sept. 1, 2010, by TrueBallot Inc., the independent firm that has administered AMO elections and referendums since January 2007, and is conducting this 90-day union-wide secret ballot election.

TrueBallot mailed ballots to each AMO member at the address he or she has on file with the union. AMO provided TrueBallot with a current mailing list of members for the purpose of this election, as is done for each AMO election and referendum.

AMO members whose ballots are lost or destroyed, and AMO members who do not receive a ballot in the mail, can request duplicate ballots. As stipulated by the AMO National Constitution, the request for a duplicate ballot must specify that the original ballot was lost or mutilated so it cannot be used.

Additionally, any AMO member who would prefer his or her ballot be sent to an address other than the address he or she has on file with the union can request a ballot be sent to an alternate address. A duplicate ballot will be sent to the alternate address provided by the member.

AMO members who need to request a duplicate ballot or would like a duplicate ballot to be sent to an alternate address will need to contact Jack Branthover, special assistant to the AMO national president:

Jack Branthover
American Maritime Officers
2 West Dixie Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
FAX: (954) 926-5112

The union will provide alternate addresses and requests for duplicate ballots to TrueBallot Inc. for the mailing of duplicate ballots to AMO members. As with all AMO elections and referendums administered by TrueBallot, the union itself will not be mailing, handling or processing any ballots in this election.

Ballots will be mailed to all AMO members, regardless of dues status. However, for each member's ballot to be counted in the final tally - which is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2010 - he or she must be an AMO book member in good standing and his or her dues must be paid in full through the end of the fourth quarter of the calendar year (Dec. 31, 2010) at the time the ballots are counted.

As stipulated by the AMO National Constitution, each book member must both have his or her dues paid in full through the fourth quarter of the calendar year and establish good standing no later than Nov. 30, 2010, for his or her ballot to be counted.

As defined by the AMO National Constitution, a member in good standing is "a member whose dues are paid through the current quarter and who is not under suspension or sentence of expulsion as provided by this Constitution."