Friday, October 28, 2016

ARRL Members in SE Division Disenfranchised

The ARRL Board of Directors cancelled an election for Director in the Southeastern Division as ballots were about to be mailed, disqualifying the incumbent from seeking re-election and declaring his challenger elected. 

Incumbent Doug Rehman, K4AC, was seeking a second term and was being challenged by predecessor Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, whom Rehman had defeated previously. The ARRL's October 6 announcement offered no explanation, simply stating that Sarratt had been declared elected.

CQ learned that the League's Elections and Ethics Committee disqualified Rehman and that the full board endorsed that action. (For more details and commentary on this story, see December CQ's "Zero Bias" editorial.)