Welcome to NCRA’s Election Center

Get information and access to some helpful tools about the Association’s election process.

NCRA elections are open and transparent, and members can be part of the process to make a difference in the future of stenographic court reporting, captioning, and legal videography. To be a part of the election process, voting members may submit additional nominations for the Board of Directors. They may even nominate themselves for a position. And, of course, they can participate in voting!

Members who have a passion for the stenographic court reporting, captioning, or legal videography professions and the success of NCRA are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

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Questions? Email elections@ncra.org


2023 NCRA Elections

NCRA members submitted additional nominations for positions on the NCRA Board of Directors by the deadline of May 7. The bios and candidate questionnaires for the offices of Vice President and Director are published for your review below.  These additional nominations will appear in the June issue of the JCR, as well as through emails, the JCR Weekly, and social media.


Register for live Town Halls!

NCRA will host two Town Halls with candidates in contested elections. Only Members may attend the Town Halls and may submit questions that the Elections Committee may ask the candidates. Submit questions to the Elections Committee by June 5, 2023.

  • Email to elections@ncra.org.
  • Use the following in the subject line: Questions for [POSITION] Candidate Town Hall

Town Hall for Vice President position | June 13, 2023, 8 PM (ET)


Town Hall for Director positions | June 14, 2023, 8 PM (ET)


Election timeline

 March 8 Nominating Committee slate announced
 May 7 Petitions due
 Varies Within two weeks after petition has been verified, a bio, photo, and candidate questionnaire will be published to the NCRA Election Center.
 June 5 Electronic flyer due
 June 5 Questions from members for Town Halls due (elections@ncra.org)
 June 9 NCRA distributes flyers via email to Voting Members.
 June 13 Virtual Town Hall for Vice President
 June 14 Virtual Town Hall for Director
 June 19 Voting opens at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, Monday, June 19.
 June 20 Voting closes at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, June 20.
 June 21 Results posted on NCRA Election Center.









Phyllis Craver Lykken, FAPR, RPR, Yakima, Wash.


Cindy Isaacsen, RPR, Shawnee, Kan.




Carol Naughton
Carol Naughton, RDR, Virginia Beach, Va.


Kelly Linkowski,
Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE, Rittman, Ohio


Margary Rogers
Margary Rogers, RPR, CRI, Washington, D.C.



Uncontested elections

Only one nomination was made for the following offices:


Keith Lemons, FAPR, RPR, CRR (Ret), Spring Hill, Tenn.


Cathy Penniston, RPR, CRI, Waukee, Iowa

No petitions were received by May 7, 2023.  Those in an uncontested election will be elected by acclamation during the NCRA Annual Business Meeting.


NCRA Constitution and Bylaws

For information on the nomination and election of Officers and Directors, please refer to Article VIII-Nomination and Election of Officers and Directors.



Elections Committee

It is the responsibility of the Elections Committee to verify that the candidates meet the requirements set forth in the NCRA Constitution & Bylaws; to supervise and conduct the election; and to report the election results as soon as they become available.

Cassy Kerr, RPR, CRR, CRC, Oklahoma City, OK

Geanell Adams, RMR, CRR, CRC, CRI, Raymond, MS
Jenny Melius, RPR, Longmont, CO
Georgia Northway, RPR, O’Fallon, MO
Judy Werlinger, FAPR, RPR, Hearne, TX



Election Procedures

To read more about candidate rights and benefits, as well as services to candidates, please refer to the Election Procedures.




Voting by electronic mail and other authorized means of electronic transmission for contested elections will have a period of 24 hours to vote once the online voting period begins. NCRA’s membership will vote on the nominations at least 30 days before the Annual Business Meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Please refer to Article VIII, Section 4, and Article IX, Section 3, of the Constitution and Bylaws for more information on voting.



Online voting begins at 9 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, June 19, and will be open for 24 hours.

Update your email by June 15 to vote!