2013 Ratification Vote Now Under Way
The 2013 Delegate Assembly approved one constitutional amendment and two resolutions. The assembly’s actions are not final, however, since the MLA constitution requires a ratification vote in each instance. Members are therefore encouraged to review this year’s ballot and to exercise their right to vote, especially since final approval of each resolution depends on a favorable vote from at least ten percent of the membership. All members in good standing for the 2013 membership year are eligible to vote. The online ballot is now available in the members-only area of the MLA Web site; requests for paper ballots must reach the coordinator of governance by Friday, 15 November. The deadline for receipt of ratification ballots is midnight (EST) on 10 December.