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Rock the Vote 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020   (6 Comments)
Posted by: Wes Fitzer #170126

Five worthy MOA members have offered to serve the MOA membership by donating their time and energy to the BMW MOA Board of Directors. Each candidate has submitted the proper application along with a short biography and position statement. Now it is up to us, the MOA membership, to vote for up to three candidates to represent our interests on the MOA Board of Directors.

For the 2020 election, the MOA has embraced electronic voting. Beginning April 1, every member will receive an email with a unique link to cast one ballot in our online voting system. If you are not an email user or prefer to vote with a traditional paper ballot, please contact the MOA membership office and a unique ballot will be sent to you by mail. Making the election process easier and more accessible to the membership will encourage MOA members to participate in the future of the organization by casting a vote for the candidates they believe will best represent their interest in the organization.

The five candidates are listed below along with an excerpt and link to their full position statement. Members can ask questions of the candidates in our election forum. You may cast a vote online between April 1 and April 30. Any paper ballots must be requested by April 30 and return ballot received by by May 10 to be counted.

The election committee will certify the election by May 15 and report the results in the July issue of the BMW Owners News. Elected candidates will be seated on the board as MOA Directors during the executive board meeting on Wednesday, June 24, at the BMW MOA International Rally in Great Falls, Montana.

Brian Dutcher, #160860

This year marks my 10th anniversary as an MOA member. During this time, I have enjoyed over 140,000 BMW miles, mostly a family affair with my wife Tricia and I taking our weekend rides, cross country trips to the National Rally, GS Giant events and.....

Read Brian's full Position Statement or ask questions in the Election Forum 


Jon Kurtz, #218723

In 1972 five friends banded together and formed the BMW MOA with a vision to bring riders together, establish a community and provide resources and assistance in time of need. Forty-seven years later, our club is a community of 32,000 riders strong.....

Read Jon's full Position Statement or ask questions in the Election Forum 


Ron McGilton, #184723

Hi, my name is Ron McGilton, and I am running for one of the open seats on the BMW MOA Board of Directors. I am a long time MOA member, rally attendee, volunteer, and MOA Foundation supporter..... 

Read Ron's full Position Statement or ask questions in the Election Forum 


Doug Peters, #67859

My first motorized set of two wheels was a mini-bike. Eventually, I ended up on a dual-sport and have been hooked on motorcycles ever since. As a teenager, I survived a bad accident, being hit head-on by a pick-up truck while riding my motorcycle on a dirt road..... 

Read Doug's full Position Statement or ask questions in the Election Forum 


Philip Stalboerger, #196597

Established in 1972. Just so happens that the BMW MOA and I were born in the same year. By the time I earned my motorcycle endorsement at age 16, BMW MOA was learning how to be a premier motorcycle club. I, on the other hand, would not find my passion....

Read Philip's's full Position StatemeNT or ask questions in the Election Forum 


How to Vote

  1. Beginning April 1, instructions for voting will be sent to all members via email.
  2. The email will contain a unique, clickable link allowing you to access your ballot online.
  3. Click the link in the email and cast a vote for three candidates on the resulting page.
  4. Review and confirm your selections. 
  5. Once your vote is complete, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address.
  6. For members who prefer to vote with a traditional paper ballot, please contact the BMW MOA membership office at (864) 438-0962 and you will be provided with a paper ballot and voting
  7. Votes must be registered online by April 30, 2020.
  8. Paper ballots must be requested by April 30, 2020 and return ballot received by May 10, 2020.

Election FAQs


Wes Fleming says...
Posted Saturday, April 18, 2020
For anybody who didn't receive their invitation to vote electronically, please contact HQ using the phone number above. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Mike Dover says...
Posted Friday, April 17, 2020
I got mine (a link to a voting website) Mar 31, 2020.
LTC Andres Sulla, Jr USA (Retired) says...
Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Maybe the ballots were infected by COVID-19. :-)
delf hedde says...
Posted Monday, April 13, 2020
Same here. No ballot yet
Craig Yare says...
Posted Monday, April 13, 2020
I have not received my ballot via email. I, like Robert, have checked my inbox and spam box.
Robert Kover says...
Posted Friday, April 10, 2020
What if we haven't yet received the email? I've checked my inboxes and spam box. Nothing there. rkover MOA# 137213

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