Elections

The 2020 Board of Directors Call for applications is open!

Please CLICK HERE for Board of Directors online Nomination form 

Thank you to those who have already submitted their nominations!  

OPTA elections for board and delegate positions take place in the fall.  Per OPTA's bylaws, board members and delegates serve one-year terms, January 1 through December 31.  This requires that an annual election be held for all positions except President.  The President-Elect automatically assumes the office of the President at the end of the President-Elect term.  


OPTA PT and PTA members are eligible to vote in elections.   Five percent of the voting membership shall constitute a quorum.  The plurality of the votes cast shall determine the outcome of the election.  If there is a tie vote in any position, a special election will be held for the candidates tied for that position.  OPTA uses a secure online voting platform for the election that insures that only OPTA members vote and that members are allowed one vote each.   All members will be required to log in using their APTA membership number and last name.  Voting begins on September 28th and all votes must be received by October 28th at 11:59 pm in order to be counted.

Here is the full Election schedule:

  • Friday, June 14 - Self-Nominations open
  • Tuesday, July 2Applications due to Nominating Committee
  • Friday, July 26Announce Nominating Committee’s candidate list
  • Thursday, August 15Final day for write-in petitions / nominations
  • Saturday, September 28Election opens
  • Monday, October 28Election closes
  • Monday, November 11 - Announce winners

Click on the position title below for a description of what each position does.  General qualifications are listed at the end of each section.  

Board of Director Positions

President Elect/President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer

Directors (four positions)

Qualifications:  Only such members of the Chapter as are provided for in the Association Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, sub-paragraph B(3).b, who have consented to serve, shall be eligible for election to office.  Physical Therapist Assistant, Life Physical Therapist Assistant, and Retired Physical Therapist Assistant may hold office subject to the limitations specified in the Association Bylaws, Article V, Section 5, Sub-paragraph C.  The President-Elect and Chief Delegate shall have been a Physical Therapist member of the Association (APTA) for the last three years, and a member of the OPTA for two years immediately preceding the election.  The Chief Delegate shall have been a delegate to the House of Delegates at least once.  In addition, the offices of President and President-Elect, must have served a minimum of 1 year on the OPTA Board of Directors within the past 2 elective years.  All other Board of Directors members shall have been a member of the Association for at least one year and OPTA for at least six months.

 

APTA House of Delegate Positions

Chief Delegate

APTA Delegates (currently six positions)

PTA Representative

Qualifications:  Only Physical Therapist members who have been members in good standing of the Association (APTA)  in any category of membership for no fewer than two years immediately preceding the start of the House session may serve in the House of Delegates, consistent with the Association Bylaws.  The Chief Delegate shall have been a Physical Therapist member of the Association (APTA) and a member of the OPTA for two years immediately preceding the election.  The Chief Delegate shall have been a delegate to the House of Delegates at least once.  A Chapter Delegate may not, in the same year, serve as Section or Assembly Delegate.

 

Other Elected Positions

Nominating Committee Member