How do I get a replacement ballot if I haven’t received one yet?
If you haven’t received a ballot for the Pacifica Foundation, go to this link and fill out and submit the form you will find there (you don’t need a Google account). You should receive a confirmation email immediately. The cut off for getting a replacement ballot is Thursday March 19th at 4 PM.

Was I sent a paper or electronic ballot?
If WBAI/Pacifica has an email address for you, you will get a ballot by email.

What if I didn’t get a paper ballot?
We’ve passed the deadline for getting replacement ballots. Now your only option is an electronic ballot. Get one by going to the replacement ballot procedure above. If you don’t have one, you may ask a friend to receive the ballot for you in their email, or go to the library and ask to use the computer and ask the librarian for help getting an email address.

If you haven’t received a paper ballot for the Pacifica Foundation referendum by February 20th, go to this link and fill out and submit the form you will find there (you don’t need a Google account). You do need an email address though. You should receive a confirmation email immediately. Alternatively call: (510) 854-9663 (to leave a voice mail message).

What if I can’t find my email ballot?
If an email from Pacifica Foundation <vote@simplyvoting.com> doesn’t appear in a search of your inbox, check your SPAM folder. You can also safe-list vote@simplyvoting.com and nes@pacifica.org. If you have many email addresses and can’t remember which one you gave the station, you’ll have to search all your accounts. If you still can’t find your ballot, follow the directions above for getting a replacement ballot. If in the last election you got a paper ballot, you should receive one by Feb 20; if you haven’t, or have recently moved, follow the directions above for getting a replacement ballot.

What is the timeline for the election?
• Feb 1-7 Prepare mailing lists 
• Feb 18 Ballots go out (e-ballots, paper, and postcards) 
• Feb 18 Open election (all)
• Feb 18 – Mar 19 at 4 PM Fulfill ballot requests and provide customer support 
• Mar 19 Close election at 11:59 PM
• Mar 20 Ballot data entry 
• Mar 21 – 22 Provide results

What is WBAI Fightback?
WBAI Fightback is a coalition of WBAI Listeners and Staff/Producers.

What position does WBAI Fightback take on the bylaws amendment?
WE OPPOSE IT because it would eliminate most of the democratic reforms made after a previous takeover attempt at Pacifica. The bylaws trash most of the structure set up in the early 2000s and would make it easy to sell a station – and many of the new bylaws supporters particularly want to sell WBAI/NY. They also want to throw all staff off the boards and install a small, handpicked team to run Pacifica without meaningful input from the listeners and staff, essentially trying to get rid of political differences by firing all their opponents.

I don’t have a computer or email, will I get a paper ballot?
If you received a paper ballot in the Fall 2019 Local Station Board election, you should have received a paper ballot for this election. But, if you have not received a paper ballot, you must request one. If you haven’t received a paper ballot by February 20th, you won’t get one. So you need to urgently contact the NES at (510) 854-9663 (to leave a voice mail message). Ballots must be RECEIVED by March 19th. If a quorum isn’t reached by then, the balloting may be extended by 30 days, so check the website: elections.pacifica.org for updates.

How do I get a replacement ballot if I haven’t received a ballot yet?
If you haven’t received either an electronic or paper ballot for the Pacifica Foundation referendum by February 20th, go to this link and fill out and submit the form you will find there (you don’t need a Google account). You should receive a confirmation email immediately. Alternatively call: (510) 854-9663 (to leave a voice mail message).

How to safelist (whitelist) vote@simplyvoting.com so I get my ballot?
Safelisting or whitelisting is when you tell your email program to allow email from a specific address that you know and trust to get to your Inbox and not to go through your email program’s “spam filter”. If the email goes through your email program’s “spam filter”, it might end up in your spam folder where you might not look for it. You don’t want that to happen with emails from the address vote@simplyvoting.com. So, you can take a precaution to prevent this from happening by safelisting (whitelisting) the email address vote@simplyvoting.com so your email program will not look at it as possible spam, but will know that you trust that address.

Two weblinks below will guide you through the process of safelisting (whitelisting) email:

  1. To safelist (whitelist) an email address with Gmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo! Mail, go to: http://onlinegroups.net/blog/2014/02/25/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address/
  2. To safelist (whitelist) an email address with Hotmail, go to: https://helpcenter.taxcaddy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000085567-Updating-your-Safe-Senders-list-in-Hotmail-Windows-and-MSN

When is the latest I can still request an electronic ballot?
Thursday March 19th at 4 PM is the cut-off, but please do it before then. The voting cut off is 8 hours later at 11:59 PM, so it will be a busy time for the election supervisor.