NEMSA, under the leadership of the NEMSA Board of Directors continues to stand up in defense of member’s eligibility and voting rights during a prolonged legal dispute originating from the 2010 Officer Election.
The issue is under review by a U.S. District Court Judge, who will decide how candidate eligibility will be determined and what election procedures will be used.
The Court will review two related issues:
- In the 2010 election, did NEMSA Members have their properly cast ballots effectively invalidated if NEMSA is forced to accept and count write in ballots in elections?
- In the 2010 election, should non-members of NEMSA have been allowed to run for NEMSA Office and been able to force their names onto the ballot, even when they were not eligible to run for office?
These issues, depending upon how the court rules have the potential to significantly impact all of NEMSA’s current and future elections; and all NEMSA members voting rights and rights to participate as candidates in future elections.