VOTE FOR TRAINERS ON THE SUNLAND PARK HORSEMEN'S COMMITTEE BEGINS TODAY

VOTING HOURS  AND POLLING

Pat Bingham

HAPPY NEW NEW YEAR.  VOTING FOR  TRAINERS TO SERVE  ON THE SUNLAND PARK TRACK COMMITTEE BEGINS TODAY, 12/30/16.  THE CANDIDATES ARE:   BART HONE, DICK (FLACO) CAPPELUCCI, DONNA MCARTHUR, GERALD MARR, JUSTIN JOINER, SIMON BEUCHLER, WES GILES.   

ONLY CURRENTLY NMRC LICENSED TRAINERS AND OWNERS MAY VOTE IN THE ELECTION.  IF YOU CARRY BOTH AN OWNERS LICENSE AND TRAINERS LICENSE YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ONE VOTE.

VOTING SHALL BEGIN AT 7:30 AM TODAY IN THE  SUNLAND PARK HORSEMEN'S  OFFICE AND WILL END DAILY AT 11;00 AM.   VOTING AT THE HORSEMEN'S OFFICE SHALL TAKE PLACE FROM SATURDAY 12/30  THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017.    THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 IS A DARK DAY AND NO VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE.

VOTING WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ON  THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS WELL AS NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN THE SUNLAND PARK GRANDSTAND.   THE BALLOT BOX IS OPEN FROM 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRST RACE POST TIME UNTIL THE END OF THE FIFTH RACE.   THE DAYS FOR VOTING IN THE GRANDSTAND ARE 12/30, 1/1, 1/7 AND 1/8.

FINALLY YOU MAY ALSO CAST YOUR BALLOT BY FAX.  CONTACT THE HORSEMEN'S OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS 7:45 AM TO 4;30 PM, FROM TUESDAY 1/3 TO FRIDAY 1/6. (THE OFFICE IS CLOSED ON 1/2/16 FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY OBSERVANCE)

TO REQUEST A BALLOT,  CALL THE NMHA MAIN OFFICE AT 505.266.7056.  OUR FAX NUMBER IS 505.266.0643


. PROCEDURE:    FIRST CALL OUR OFFICE AND PROVIDE US WITH YOUR FAX NUMBER AND NAME  AND RACING COMMISSION LICENSE NUMBER.  WE WILL CHECK OUR RECORDS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY LICENSED AS EITHER TRAINER OR OWNER.  ONCE DONE WE WILL SEND YOU  A BALLOT TO YOUR FAX NUMBER.   VOTE FOR UP TO FOUR CANDIDATES OF YOUR CHOICE AND FAX BACK YOUR BALLOT WITH A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LICENSE.  YOUR BALLOT WILL NUMBERED  BEGINNING WITH THE NUMBER 1 IN THE ORDER THAT THE BALLOT IS FAXED IN.  THE COPY OF YOUR LICENSE WILL BE GIVEN THE SAME NUMBER AS THE BALLOT.   THE BALLOT WILL BE FOLDED AND PLACED IN THE LOCKED BALLOT BOX.  COPY OF YOUR LICENSE SHALL BE PLACED IN A FOLDER FOR REFERENCE IF THERE IS A CHALLENGE TO A VOTE. 

BALLOT COUNTING IS MONITORED BY AT LEAST 2 DISINTERESTED PERSONS, VOTES ARE TALLIED AND THE REPORT OF THE OUTCOME IS MADE AVAILABLE  AFTER VOTE COUNTING HAS TAKEN PLACE.

FINALLY, EACH LICENSEE MAY ONLY CAST ONE VOTE. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!  QUESTIONS, CALL PAT BINGHAM AT 505.266.7056 DURING REGULAR WORK HOURS OR ON HIS CELL AT 505.306.0111