Monday, March 9, 2020

ARRL Opens Access to Ballot-Counting, Portions of Board Meetings

Reversing decades of tradition, the ARRL board in January voted to allow candidates for director and vice-director, or their surrogates, to observe ballot-counting in board elections. League members may also petition to be observers, traveling at their own expense. The board also instructed the Programs and Services Committee to develop procedures to permit a limited number of ARRL members to attend portions of the board's annual meeting each January.
In addition, the board's Public Service Enhancement Group reported that it will focus this year on updating the National Traffic System and plans to open a dialog with Radio Relay International, a group of former NTS officials who broke away in protest over past changes in League policy.