2011 USRA Bylaws Proposals – Online Vote

Following are the 2011 USRA Bylaws proposals, to be voted on by current 2011 USRA Division 1 & 2 members:

Proposal Number 1

Limit voting to Members/Racers racing at the National Events

Voting will continue to be conducted as an online vote but only those racers attending the NATS in the current year will a receive ballot.

Proposal Number 2

Once a raceway hosts a National Championship Race, it must wait 4 years before bidding again. This is per division. A raceway may host a Division I event and then host a Division II event in less than the 4 year period.

This means a raceway will only be able to host the NATS once every 5 years. This format will give more raceways a chance to win the bid for the National Championship Races.

Proposal Number 3

Change the term of the USRA Officers to the following format:

(A) Change the term of the National Director to 2 years beginning in 2012; can succeed once (2 consecutive term limit); will remain on the BOD as a past ND for a period of 2 years following the expiration of the elected term.

(B) Change the term of the Division Directors to 2 years in 2013; can succeed once (2 consecutive term limit).  For 2012 the Division Director will be elected for one year.

(C) Change the term of the Division Assistant Tech Director to 2 years in 2012. After serving one year he/she will move to the position Division Tech Director in 2013. Beginning in 2013 only a Division Assistant Tech Director will be elected.  For 2012 the Division Tech Director will be elected for one year.

This Proposal will help provide continuity among the leadership in the USRA. With this system the National Director and Division Directors terms will expire on alternate years; National Director on even years and Division Directors on odd years.


The 2011 USRA Bylaws Proposals online voting ballot is now online, for voting on 3 proposals for changes in the USRA Bylaws.

All current 2011 USRA Division 1 and 2 members will be receiving an email with the invitation to vote which will include a link to the online voting ballot.

You must be a current USRA 2011 Division 1 or 2 member to vote and as a current 2011 USRA member you are invited and encouraged to vote on these proposals that will affect the USRA Bylaws.

Please only vote once. When you submit your vote, you will see a confirmation at the bottom of the voting page. All ballots and votes will be checked against the 2011 USRA active member list for verification of eligibility.

You must fill out your name, email address, and your USRA membership number. In case you do not have your USRA card handy, your membership number is the number preceding your name & email at the top of the email that was sent to all current USRA members.

The 3 bylaws proposals are being published publicly online, but only current USRA members are being sent the direct link to the actual online voting ballot. All ballots will be verified against the membership list.

Voting will be open from today – Wednesday November 30, and will be closed at midnight on Tuesday December 13th, 2011 (end of the day, all time zones). This should allow sufficient time for all members to place their votes.

Results will be verified and tabulated, then published online.


Thank you,

Milton Gamble
USRA National Director

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