Dear NHF Member,
The National Health Federation announces the Election of members of the Board of Governors of the NHF for the Year 2022, which will be open until January 29, 2022. As an NHF member, you can cast your unique vote online at https://votenhf.simplyvoting.com/?election=163541 from whom you will personally receive a separate email with voting details and your unique registration code.
This is the second year that we will be conducting an “online” election, as opposed to our old way of mailing out election materials, ballots, and return envelopes to each member. By doing our election online, we are saving the NHF thousands of dollars every year. However, the downside of our switch to online elections is that many fewer of our members vote. In every downside, though, there is an upside and that upside is that each NHF member who does vote has a much more significant impact on the outcome of the election.
In Board Election 2022 there are six candidates for five open member positions to be filled by your vote. In our 12-member Board of Governors at least four positions must be up for election every year so that every three years you will have the opportunity to elect or reject each and every current member of the board. This year we had some vacancies arise (including, very sadly, the recent resignation of Vice Chairman Dr. Brad Weeks, M.D.) and under our NHF Bylaws those Board members who were appointed to such newly-vacant positions must run for election by our NHF membership; hence, there are five open seats in this election cycle.
At https://thenhf.com/nhf-board-elections-2022, you can read more about the six candidates.
If, for any reason, you prefer to vote as in the past elections, please contact the NHF headquarters in Monrovia, California by telephone, fax, email, or by regular post mail within a reasonable time after the start of the voting period (December 17, 2021), and request that a paper ballot be specifically mailed to you. Please provide your name and complete mailing address. So long as your ballot is postmarked by January 29, 2022, and received, it will be valid and counted.
Please select five from all six present candidates ONLY by marking the box next to their name, or under “write in nominees” on the ballot you may enter up to five names. If you know qualified candidates whom you would like to vote for the Board of Governors, you may write in their names.
Please be aware that “write-in” votes will only be counted as valid if the particular person is presently an NHF member in good standing. All mail-in ballots must be signed and post-marked on or before January 29, 2022, in order to be counted.
Please note that, as always, all votes received online and all envelopes containing members’ votes are collected and delivered to the NHF’s Certified Public Accountant who will confidentially review and count all votes, reporting only the valid vote totals to the Board. Thank you for taking the time to vote!
Scott C. Tips
NATIONAL HEALTH FEDERATION