Registration Procedure for Electronic Balloting Deadline Friday, April 5th
By R.W. Barry P. Kornspan, PDDGM
Chairman, Balloting and Registration Committee
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Per C&L, Past Masters (PM) may cast their ballots for elected Grand Lodge offices (Title 3, Article IV, Section 2, Part 1) using an Internet connection. This article will outline the process you must follow in order to vote at a location other than the Balloting & Registration Room at the Annual Communication in Atlantic City. You may vote from any device (desktop, tablet, mobile) that has an Internet connection and Web browser.
You MUST REQUEST AN OFF-SITE BALLOT by PRE-REGISTERING.
To pre-register, you must send an email by
11:59pm Eastern Time,
Friday, April 5th, 2019
– Your full name
– Your email address
– Your Member Number
(found on your dues card or through your Lodge Secretary)
– NJ Lodge Name/Number
– Your Phone Number
Once your eligibility is verified by the GL office, you will receive a confirmation email stating that you have successfully registered. Then, on the morning of Wednesday, April 17th, you will receive an email with an encrypted link that will take you to the appropriate webpage to vote. This email will also contain additional information and instructions. Remember, registration for off-site voting will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, April 5th, 2019.
Balloting will be open from approximately
12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 17th
until sometime between 9:00am and 10:00am
Thursday, April 18th
(all times Eastern)
Once balloting starts, an email will be sent to those who have registered reminding them that the ballot is now open. Offsite balloting may be done at ANY TIME while balloting is open in Atlantic City. Please note that the times for the start and end of off-site voting are variable depending on when the Grand Master starts and stops balloting on-site. Off-site balloting will end at the same time as on-site balloting.
Please do not take a chance and wait until the last minute
– vote any time before 9:00 AM Thursday!
You may request an off-site ballot if you are a PM of any lodge in a recognized jurisdiction and a member in good standing of a Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, F&AM.
Please note that the WM, SW and JW must cast the vote assigned to their office on-site (per C&L).
If the WM, SW or JW is also a PM (previous year) and they are not able to attend the Annual Communication, they may only cast their PM vote off-site and must follow the procedure above to register for that ballot.
Please address all questions regarding this procedure to