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Trustee Elections Underway – Board and Membership Nomination Ballot


The first of two ballots (referred to as the Nominee or Write-in Ballot) to elect Trustees has been mailed.
This ballot announces the board nominations for the open seats on the ASA Board and allows the membership to write-in one or two (if there are two open seats in one region) member(s) whom they feel should be nominated to serve on the ASA Board of Trustees.

Deadline: Must reach the Chairman of the Tellers before midnight, October 7, 2021. Reminder – not postmarked, the ballot must arrive at the Chairman of the Tellers’ office on or before October 7, 2021, or if voting electronically, the vote must be completed and submitted before 11:59 pm Mountain on October 7, 2021.

Vote Electronically!! Electronic Voting will open on September 7, 2021.
Vote electronically, it is easy and ensures that your vote will arrive on time to be counted. When you submit your ballot, you will receive an acknowledgment that your vote has been placed.


‐ Log in to your Herdbook account and you’ll see the VOTE button in the upper right-hand corner.
‐ Click on the VOTE button and it will take you to a third-party vendor (BigPulse).
‐ Type in your nomination (or two nominations, if there are two open seats in your region) and step through the process
to submit your ballot.

  • The Western Region has two open seats – Western Region members may nominate one or two members who reside in the Western Region since there are two open seats.
  • The North Central Region has one open seat – North Central Region members may nominate one member who resides in the North Central Region.
  • The South Central Region has one open seat – South Central Region members may nominate one member who resides in the South Central Region.
  • The Eastern Region does not have any open seats at this time.

Note: if you do not see the VOTE button – it may be that your membership is inactive. Your Annual Service Fee (ASF) must be current and you have registered or transferred at least one animal within the last two years or you had a transfer into your membership within the last two years.

Reminder: Your ASF for the fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022) was invoiced on July 1, 2021. If you do not pay your FY22 ASF by October 15, 2021, you will not be eligible to vote in the Trustee Election (the second ballot, mailed around November 7, to elect Trustees).

Board Nominations
The Nominating Ballot presents the person(s) who the board has nominated for the open seat(s) in each region and gives members the option to write-in (nominate) a member(s) if there is a member in your region who you think should be nominated.  If you agree with the board’s nominee, then you do not need to do anything further. 

If no write-in (member nomination) member receives at least 10 nominations, the board’s nominee will be elected by

Board Nominees are:

Western Region (two seats open):

Seat 1: Shawn Hester, San Diego, California
Seat 2: Paul Hill, Nunn, Colorado

South Central Region (one seat open):

Seat 1: Greg Walthall, Windsor, Missouri 

North Central Region (one seat open):

Seat 1: Troy Marple, Westmoreland, Kansas








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