Since the organisation announced it would introduce electronic voting for the first time this year, some members have been confused about their options.

Members now have until Dec 14 to request a paper ballot vote instead of Nov 30.

“In past years, once our members paid their dues, they would automatically be sent a ballot at the appropriate time,” said Academy COO Ric Robertson. 

“With the introduction of electronic voting this year, members must either register to vote electronically or request a paper ballot.”

The Academy said most members had already registered to vote online. Those who have not may still register to vote through Jan 2.

The voting period for nominations begins on Dec 17 and closes on Jan 3.