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Reminder: Membership dues must be paid in full through the end of 2022 by November 30 and AMO members must be in good standing in order for their ballots to be counted in the 2022 AMO Election of National Officers

If you are already a member of American Maritime Officers but have not yet paid your membership dues for this entire year, you must do so by November 30, 2022 in order for your ballot to be counted in the AMO election.

If you are unsure about whether you have made your 2022 dues payments or the amount you still owe, you may contact Member Services at 1-800-362-0513 extension 1050, or by .

Completed ballots must be received by mail at the designated depository no later than December 1 in order to be qualified under the AMO National Constitution.

If you are an applicant for membership in AMO, in order to receive a membership card and have your ballot counted in the election, you must be an AMO member in good standing by November 30, 2022. A completed membership application, which can be obtained on the AMO website or from Member Services, must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from AMO members in good standing, along with all required dues and initiation fees. Please allow sufficient time for your membership application and payments to be processed before November 30. Membership applications and the required payments are accepted by regular mail or electronically through PayPal to AMO Member Services. You may then confirm whether you are eligible to have your ballot counted by contacting AMO Member Services at 1-800-362-0513 extension 1050, or by .

As provided in Article XI, Section 3 of the AMO National Constitution: "(g) All members shall be mailed ballots on August 1st of the election year, unless August 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the ballots will be mailed on the previous Friday; the ballots are to be returned as provided in subparagraph (h) herein. 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.

"(h) Voting shall thereupon commence and continue through December 1st inclusive. If December 1st falls on a holiday, or a Sunday, balloting shall end on the next succeeding business day. Ballots received after December 1st or the next succeeding business day shall be disqualified."

The ballot count will be held on Wednesday, December 7, reflecting an amendment to the AMO Constitution that moved monthly membership meetings from Mondays to Wednesdays.

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."

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