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OSCA Board Elections
 

District Directors 

  • Odd Numbered Districts – elections will take place in odd numbered years
  • Even Numbered Districts – elections will take place in even numbered years
 
Eligibility:  a candidate must be a regular member in good standing and have been in the practice of chiropractic for at least 3 years at the time of the scheduled election.  
 
Filing Deadline:  Intent to run by a qualified candidate must be received at the Executive Office by close of business on the 2nd Monday in October.  2020 – must be received by 4:30 pm on Monday,October 12th at 4:30 pm. 

Election:  Election will occur the last week in October. 
2020 Election will open at 8:00 am Monday 10/26 and close at 4:30 pm on Friday, 10/30.

Term:  Effective January 1 of the upcoming year and for a duration of 2 years


Speaker of the Board

A currently serving District Director will be elected by the other District Directors to serve as a member of the Executive Committee and shall be known as Speaker of the Board.

Eligibility:  must have experience as District Director 2 years immediately prior to nomination/election.

Governance and Nominating Committee shall seek and nominate a qualified candidate.  A qualified member can self-nominate and their intent to run must be received by the Executive office, written or electronically by close of business the first weekday in December.  (Must be received by 4:30pm Tuesday, December 1, 2020)

Election:  Election of the Speaker of the Board will take place by the end of the first meeting of the year and shall be chosen by the Board’s District Directors.

Term:  One year

Officers

Officers of the association include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President.

Eligibility:

President:  Must have served at least 2 terms on the EC immediately prior to the year they run

Vice President: Must have served at least 1 term on the EC immediately prior to the year they run

Candidates for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer must meet the following requirements:  Licensed as a DC by the state of Ohio and actively practicing for at least 5 years; and A member in good standing of the association; and Must have been a member in good standing of the association a minimum of 4 consecutive years immediately prior to the year they run; and The person must have previously served as an EC member, DD or committee chair 2 consecutive years immediately prior to the year the initially run.  A person previously qualified but with service interrupted for one year shall still be considered qualified to run.  

Any time served on the Executive Committee as Speaker of the Board is not counted toward the time requirement for being eligible to run for President or Vice President.

Nominating Committee:  Shall meet prior to the filing deadline for candidates.  Shall seek to proactively recruit candidates for officer positions and demonstrated positive leadership abilities in their service to the association.

If a member meeting the requirements is not nominated by the Committee, but wishes to run for an officer position, the member may submit their intention to run to the Committee for consideration as a candidate. If a qualified member self-nominates, the intent to run will be due via written or electronic means to the Executive Office by the close of business on the 1st Tuesday in September. The Committee shall evaluate the qualifications of the candidates for eligibility. The Committee may submit one candidate for each position to the Board of Directors for approval as the Board’s nominee, or the Committee may report to the Board of Directors which candidates are qualified to run. The Nominating Committee will report the list of candidates to the Board on or before the second Tuesday in September.

Filing Deadline:  Intent to run by a qualified candidate must be received by close of business on the 1st Tuesday in September.  2020 – must be received by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 1,2020

Election:  Elections for officers shall be held annually and will be managed by the Executive Office.  Elections for officers will take place the last full week of September and shall run from Monday to Friday.  

2020 Elections will open at 8am Monday, 9/21/20 and close at 4:30 pm Friday, September 25, 2020. 

Term:  Effective January 1 of the upcoming year and for a duration of 1 year

Term Limit:  No person may be elected President for more than 2 consecutive terms.

Immediate Past President:  If the current President serves a second term, the Immediate Past President shall also.  Otherwise, the outgoing President will automatically take the place of Immediate Past President on January 1 of the year following the election.


Management of Elections by the Executive Office

All candidates must submit their intent to run by the designated deadline.   Each candidate has the option to submit, with their intent to run, a photograph and 600 word bio which will be posted to the OSCA Election tab on the OSCA website. 
 
This information must be received by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 1 for Officer Elections.  It will then be forwarded to the Nominating committee for consideration.  The nominating committee will present their recommendations to the board by the second Tuesday in September.  The OSCA will post submitted and approved candidate information, including photos and 600 word bio, if provided, to the Election tab on the OSCA page prior to the first election email that goes out to membership.  This information will remain on the election tab of the OSCA website until the completion of the election. 

The OSCA will create an Election Tab on the OSCA website.  This page will contain general election information.  During election periods, it will also contain the candidates that are running for each position, and their photo and bio, if they have submitted it by the deadline. 

The Executive Office will send out 3 emails to membership at the time of officer elections.  

The first email will be sent in advance of the election and will include an announcement of the election window and link to the election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed. 

The second email will go out Monday morning at 8am of election week and announce that the election period has opened and will contain a link to vote as well as a link to the OSCA election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed. 

The third email will go out Thursday at 4:30 pm and will remind members that the election closes the next day, Friday at 4:30. It will also contain a link to vote as well as the link to the OSCA election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed.  

Candidates will be listed by the position for which they are running.  In a contested race, the incumbent will be listed first and the opposing candidate(s) will be listed next. 

In the event there are no contested officer positions, the candidates will be listed on the OSCA elections page, however, no campaign pieces will be distributed and a link to vote will not be created. 

District Directors may also submit a photo and 600 word bio for their election.  If so, this must be received by the designated deadline to submit your intent to run.  The bio and photo will be displayed on the OSCA website election tab.  In a contested election, a link will be included in each of the 3 emails sent out to members in your district. 

The first email will be sent in advance of the election and will include an announcement of the election window and link to the election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed. 

The second email will go out Monday morning at 8am of election week and announce that the election period has opened and will contain a link to vote as well as a link to the OSCA election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed.

The third email will go out Thursday at 4:30 pm and will remind members that the election closes the next day, Friday at 4:30. It will also contain a link to vote as well as the link to the OSCA election page where all candidates and their information can be viewed. 

In the event there are no contested District Director elections, the candidates will be listed on the OSCA elections page, however, a link to vote will not be created.
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