Thanks for posting this after a long journey like you had. I don't blame you for being ticked off. I agree with the WAKE-UP CALL. Too many reporters are either ignorant of what's going on or too complacent.
I tried to log on and it didn't like any of my info. I figured it would be the same info I've ALWAYS logged on with. Luckily, when I sent away for my username and password, I did get info back. I have no idea where they got that username and password, though, as I had never even seen it before, much less used it to log on to either the Web site or the Forum.
I believe the user name and password were unique for voting purposes only. I did not use my normal NCRA user name and password either. I just hit the button to request one and they sent it to me within seconds.
I think that number is even higher than last year. Last year was something like 6 or 8%, I think. Also, if you consider the number of people in the years past that actually show up and vote at the annual meetings, the numbers are even worse!!!