YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: VOTE IN THE 2020 NYTHA ELECTION
It’s an election year for the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. The NYTHA Board consists of five Owner Directors, five Trainer or Owner/Trainer Directors, and the President. Elections are held every three years, and all qualified NYTHA members may participate in electing the President and the Board of Directors.
The slate of candidates for the 2020 NYTHA Election is as follows:
TINA MARIE BOND
JEANNE A. LIDDY
EDWARD J. MESSINA, Ph.D.
ARON S. YAGODA
PATRICK J. KELLY
JOHN KIMMEL, V.M.D.
RICHARD E. SCHOSBERG
CLICK HERE FOR THE BIOS AND POSITION STATEMENTS OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES.
The NYTHA Election will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on Dec. 7, 2020 at 11 a.m.
CLICK HERE for information on participating in the Annual Meeting.
The 2020 NYTHA Election will be supervised by Election Services Co., Melville, NY. Voting packages are in the mail. All votes must be cast in person or by proxy during the NYTHA Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. For those who plan to participate in the Dec. 7 Annual Meeting, there will be a secure procedure to allow for in-person online voting.
If you are a NYTHA Member but will not participate in the Annual Meeting in person, you must complete and submit the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form attesting to your eligibility to vote. NYTHA members may complete the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form provided in the voting package, and return it by mail OR they may complete the proxy authorization and, when necessary, the self-affirmation form ONLINE, using the website address and unique Proxy Control Number that will be provided by Election Services Co. in the voting package.
If you choose to submit your vote online, please be sure to type out the full URL address into your browser in order to access the voting site. For example, please type in “https://” etc., as indicated in your voting package.
If you experience any difficulty submitting an online ballot, please do not hesitate to contact Election Services’ helpdesk at their toll free number: 1-866-720-4357 or by emailing: NYTHAHELP@ELECTIONSERVICESCORP.COM, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. ET until 5:00 p.m. ET (excluding holidays).
Whether submitted by mail or online, the proxy authorization and, when necessary, self-affirmation form must be received no later than the deadline of 5 p.m., EST, on Dec. 3, 2020.
To be entitled to vote in the election, a member must:
(A) be licensed as an owner or trainer by the New York State Gaming Commission; AND
(B) start a Thoroughbred racehorse in a qualifying race within the jurisdiction of this Association during the current and/or prior calendar year; AND
(C) be listed as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner or trainer in the Equibase owner or trainer records and in an official track program, OR
(D) own a minimum of 5% of a Thoroughbred racehorse that starts in a qualifying race within the jurisdiction of this Association; AND
(E) complete the membership self-affirmation form included with the voting package.
The new NYTHA Board will take office in December of 2020.
PROXY AUTHORIZATIONS AND SELF-AFFIRMATION FORMS WILL, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE OF 5 P.M., EST, ON DEC. 3, 2020.
If you feel you are entitled to vote in the NYTHA Election, but do not receive a voting package, please contact the NYTHA Office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020, for a mail-in voting package, and by 5 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2020, for an online voting package. You can contact the NYTHA Office at (718) 848-5045 or send an email to: Election2020@nytha.com.