Postal ballots sent to NPA members

NPA members who have not yet voted online in the NPA elections are being sent postal ballots.

The online route is being kept open and the NPA said the dedicated votenpa.net website continued to be the favoured option as it’s the quickest and easiest way to cast your vote.

To vote online, click here

But from today, postal ballots will be sent to members who have not yet voted online.

Whichever method you are using, the deadline to receive votes is midday, February 23.

NPA members are voting to elect new members to its two decision-making bodies. Fifteen producers are standing in the contest to elect the 12 members of Producer Group.

A further 16 candidates, drawn from across the allied industries, will compete for 10 places on the NPA’s Allied Industry Group (AIG).

You can read all the candidates’ manifestos on the voteNPA website and in the February issue of Pig World.

One member, one vote!

The NPA is reminding members that each NPA membership only carries one vote.

So, for example, that means only one person may vote on behalf of a Producer member, regardless of the number of partners in the business.

Likewise, organisations that are AIG members only get one vote. It is up to members to decide who in an organisation is the person voting and to agree on who they are voting for.

Other useful reminders include:

  • Only producer members can vote for producer candidates and only allied industry members can vote for allied industry candidates.
  • Producers can vote for a maximum of 12 PG candidates. Allied industry members can vote for a maximum of 10 AIG candidates.
  • A voter is not obliged to use all their (10 or 12) votes, although tactical voting is discouraged.
  • Contractors can vote, provided the company you contract for is an NPA member.
  • Candidates can vote for themselves.

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Editor of Pig World and contributor to LBM’s other farming publications. Also National Pig Association webmaster. Formerly political editor at Farmers Guardian for many years. Enjoy a bit of media punditry. Brought up on a Leicestershire farm. Work from a shed in the garden in Oxfordshire. Under-9 football coach and big fan of Leicester City and Leicester Tigers. Occasional cricketer.