All West Gulf Division ballots were mailed by third-class mail on September 30, 2019. Current reports from across the West Gulf are that almost all ballots have been received. However, there are reports from some areas that as of this post, some Members have not received their ballots.

Deadline For Delivery Of Ballots To West Gulf Division Members The ARRL’s deadline for delivery of all ballots by third-class mail to West Gulf Division Members is today, Monday, October 14, 2019. If you have not received your ballot by the end of mail delivery for your address today, then you need to notify HQ — via email — that you have not received your ballot.

Failed Ballot Delivery Replacement Process
If do not receive your ballot, to obtain a replacement ballot you must do the following:

(1) Send an email to both of the following addresses; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(2) State in the email that you have not received your ballot.

(3) Request that a replacement ballot be sent to you by first class mail.

(4) Provide your complete, current, mailing address to which the ballot should be sent.

(5) Provide your name and call sign.

Note, if you happen to receive the original ballot and return it in addition to the replacement ballot to ensure your vote will be counted, both ballots will be disqualified.

RV Members
Some Members whose primary residence (sounds like fun) is an RV and who have a mail service collect and forward their mail may be faced with the destruction/non-delivery of third-class mail.

If you are one of these Members, please follow the above process for an undelivered ballot, but add a statement that you cannot/do not receive third-class mail.

ARRL Postcard Regarding An Error In The Deadline Notice
HQ sent a postcard attempting to clarify a poorly worded/inaccurate notice regarding the deadline for receipt of a ballot to be counted. The postcard appears to have created more confusion than originally existed. The deadline for RECEIPT of your ballot by the accounting firm CohnReznick LLP remains Noon, Friday, November 15, 2019. Just be certain you mail your ballot with sufficient time for it to arrive.

If after following the above procedure, you still do not receive a ballot, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
Director, West Gulf Division