The 2020 Collier County Branch Election has been rescheduled to January 15, 2021.
- Since we are in the middle of a pandemic, the National NAACP has strongly recommended there be no in-person elections or meetings. To help Branches adhere to this recommendation, National has secured licenses to use a program called Election Buddy to use for our branch elections. At our October branch meeting, the members voted to use National’s Election Buddy system.
Because of the pandemic and the US National election, National has had to push the Branch election date to January 15, 2021. This will give them time to continue their work on the US National election and train all of the NAACP Election Supervisory committees on how to upload data to Election Buddy.
For each of you, voting will be much easier using Election Buddy. You will receive an email with the ballot and just have to click on the candidates you are voting for and click return. You will not have to download a software package.
You should receive this message by both email and US mail. If you do not receive this via email, please let me know. If you do not receive a copy of this through the mail, please email your address to both Diann Keeys and me. If you share an email address with another NAACP branch member, only one of you can vote. If you both want to vote, one of you will have to provide us with a second email address. If you don’t have an email address, please let me know and we will ensure National gets your name and mailing address so you can vote. Email addresses should be sent to Diann Keeys and me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Diann’s email is email@example.com. If you do not email, please call me at (239) 404-0334.
Diann Keeys mentioned the Database is also missing a number of phone numbers. She would appreciate it if you would email your phone number to her. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use the month of December to make any necessary updates to National’s database.
I hope your holidays are wonderful. Stay safe and stay well.
Chair, Election Supervisory Committee