Hinsdale, IL --- The annual meeting and election of directors of the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association will be held Saturday, August 21, at Balmoral Race Track, 26435 S. Dixie Highway in Crete, beginning at 12 noon.
Balloting will be conducted from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. To be elected at the annual meeting will be five directors to serve terms of three years each.
Directors currently on the Board who must seek re-election if they wish to remain on the Board are: Brandon Simpson, Sam Widger, Roger Welch, Rita Williams, and Marty Engel.
To be placed on the ballot for the election, candidates must file a notice of intent to be a candidate for election with the signatures of a least 20 members in good standing. The notice of intent (nominating petition), must be filed via registered mail or by delivery to the IHHA main office, and received at the office of the Association (15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 432, Hinsdale, IL 60521).
Petitions may be circulated beginning Monday, June 14, through the close of business (5 p.m.) on Friday, June 25. Nominating petitions are available at the Association office. To request a petition, write the Association at the above address or call (630) 323-0808 or (800) 572-0213 within Illinois.
Absentee ballots will be mailed to the membership on Friday, July 23, with the deadline for receipt of those ballots being Friday, August 20, at 5 p.m. at the offices of McGladrey and Pullen, LLP., Certified Public Accountants, Suite 300, 570 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, which has been retained as the official Election Supervisor in conjunction with Article III of the IHHA By-Laws.
Only members in good standing the last day of June, 2010 shall be entitled to vote.
All questions concerning the election will be ruled on by the Election Supervisor.