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Ballots will be mailed on August 1 for 2022 AMO election

All members of American Maritime Officers, as well as all applicants for membership in AMO, will be mailed a ballot package by the independent third-party election administrator - TrueBallot, Inc. - on August 1 regardless of dues status on that date.

The ballot packages will be mailed by TrueBallot to the primary mailing address each AMO member or AMO applicant has on file with the union. All AMO members and applicants are advised to verify their mailing address on file with the union well before this date so the mailing list provided to TrueBallot by the union in advance of August 1 will be as accurate as possible.

Active AMO members and applicants can verify their primary mailing address on file with the union on the AMO website. On the website, each member or applicant can use the Member Log In tab from a computer or mobile device to log into the Member Area of the website. By selecting either "Member Profile" or "Dues/Initiation Statement" at the top of the page, members and applicants can open a document that will display at the top the primary mailing address the union has on file for them. If a change in the address is needed, members and applicants can download a change of address form from the AMO website, fill out the pertinent address information and send it to AMO Member Services. If assistance is needed in obtaining the electronic form, members and applicants can . Please do not include personal identifying information, such as Social Security Numbers, in email messages to Member Services.

While all AMO members and AMO applicants will be mailed a ballot package on August 1, only ballots received by December 1 that are cast by AMO members who were AMO members in "good standing" as of November 30, 2022 will be counted in the tally. Ballots cast by AMO applicants who have not become AMO members in good standing by November 30, 2022 will not be counted.

As provided in the AMO National Constitution: "In order for the member's ballot to be counted, the member must be in good standing for the quarter in which the ballot cast is to be counted, with such standing established not later than November 30th of the election year."

As provided in the AMO National Constitution: "The term 'member in good standing' means a member whose dues are paid through the current quarter and who is not under suspension or sentence of expulsion as provided by this Constitution."

AMO members have until November 30 to become current in their dues and to achieve "good standing" as defined by the AMO National Constitution so their ballot will be counted in the tally.

AMO applicants who wish to participate in the election have until November 30 to pay their initiation fee in full and successfully complete the process to become full AMO members. AMO applicants who become full AMO members in "good standing" as of November 30, 2022 will be eligible to have their ballot counted in the tally. Due to the unpredictable nature and timing involved with U.S. Postal Service mailings and the time it may take to process the documentation for an AMO applicant seeking to become a full AMO member, it is strongly recommended that all AMO applicants interested in voting in the 2022 election complete the process to become full AMO members well in advance of November 30.


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