NPR Non-Board D/I Committee Member Online Voting Has Begun

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To:    Representatives of PRSS Interconnected Stations

From:    Michelle Shanahan, Sr. Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Michele Edwards, Counsel
Twanna Clark, Manager, Board Relations

Date:    July 8, 2019

Re:    NPR Non-Board D/I Committee Member Online Voting Has Begun

Online voting for the ratification of the NPR Board’s election of Josh Kubasta and Loretta Rucker to three-year terms as Non-Board Members of the NPR Board’s Distribution/Interconnection Committee has begun as of 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time this morning.  An email has been sent to each representative of a PRSS interconnected station with a link to the ballot and a unique user name and password for voting in the ratification ballot, as well as voting instructions.  Please look for this email from “” 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 Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  

Please note that there is a separate ballot for the election of four Member Directors and confirmation of the election of three 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 ballot, have been emailed separately to Authorized Representatives of NPR Member Stations.  
If you have any questions about the voting process or if you do not receive your user name and password by email, please contact Twanna Clark, Manager, Board Relations, 202-513-2058 or, Michele Edwards, Counsel, at 202-513-2062 or, or Michelle Shanahan, Senior Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, at 202-513-2055 or

Thank you for participating in the 2019 ratification ballot!

Voting Instructions

The window for casting your ballot is from 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Monday, July 8, 2019, to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, August 8, 2019.  Your vote must be cast within this period.

Go to the ballot website located at

When you get to the login page for the election, log in using your personal election username and password provided in the email you received this morning from

Upon entering the voting page you will have the opportunity to review the voting instructions, review the ballot and find additional information about the candidates by clicking on the “Details” link that appears beside the “Yes” selections or by clicking on the “Details” tab at the top right of the screen.  After clicking on the “Details” link or tab, click on the link below the photo for detailed information about that candidate.  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.

You must cast your ballot for the ratification of the election of each 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.

You will then be prompted to review and verify the selection on your ballot.  If your votes are not recorded correctly or if you wish to change a vote, click on the “Edit Selection” button next to the vote you wish to change.  If your votes are 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.  Once you click on the “Submit” button, you will not be able to change your vote.

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 be sent to


Posted: July 8, 2019