FAQ

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Where and how do I vote?

Click here to access the voting site. On September 7, you will receive an email from election@mazamas.org with voting instructions and your login information. 

You will be able to vote between September 7 at 9 a.m. and October 4 at 5 p.m. Current Mazama members are eligible to vote in the election. Your membership must be current as of September 1 of the voting year in order to be eligible to vote.

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How do I login?

Your login information will be sent in an email on September 7. If you need the information sent again, please contact election@mazamas.org.

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I am having trouble logging in.

First, please double check that you are on the election website and using the login information emailed to you. You will not be able to login using your mazamas.org username and password.

If you are still having trouble, please contact election@mazamas.org.

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How do I know if I voted?

After you submit your vote, you will be able to see a confirmation screen. You can print or save this confirmation. If you are still unsure, log in to the voting site. You will be able to view a confirmation of your vote.

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How are candidates chosen?

The Nominating Committee seeks out and vets candidates for the Executive Council. Any current member who has been a member for three consecutive years at the time of the election is eligible to run.

If you are interested in joining the Executive Council, please reach out to Nominating Committee nominating@mazamas.org.

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Will my vote be anonymous?

Yes, your vote will be anonymous. Each voting member has a unique username and password. One staff person has access to the list of members and usernames in order to distribute login information. This person does not have access to the online ballot and cannot see if a particular person or username has voted. The Nominating Committee has access to the online ballots and opens and inputs paper ballots into the online system. They do not have access to the list of member usernames, and they cannot use the voting site to look up a member name or email address. The voting site only stores username information, not member names or email addresses. 

The election is managed by Nominating Committee with assistance from Mazama staff. 

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How do I opt-out of e-voting?

You must have opted out of e-voting by August 15 to receive a paper ballot. If you need assistance with voting online, please contact election@mazamas.org.

Voting Instructions

1. Click here to access the Mazama Election voter portal. Note: this is not the same as the mazamas.org website.

 

2. Enter your username and password. These were emailed to you on September 7. Note: this is not the same as your mazamas.org username and password.

3. Cast your vote for up to three Executive Council candidates and up to three Nominating Committee candidates. Cast your vote for the proposed Bylaws Amendment.

4. If you would like to comment on the election or voting process, share in the comment section.

5. If you would like to save your progress and return to vote at a later time, click “SAVE PROGRESS” You will be able to login and submit your ballot any time before the election deadline.

6. If you would like to submit your ballot, click “REVIEW & SUBMIT YOUR BALLOT >>”

 

7. You will be directed to a page with your voting selections. You can review your choices and go back and update them if you choose, or save your progress and login at a later time to submit your vote. If you are ready to submit your final selections, click “SUBMIT”

 

8. Once you submit your ballot you will see a confirmation screen. You can also choose to print a confirmation of your ballot by clicking “Printer Friendly Receipt.”