NYSCA 2019 Elections

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NYSCA Elections

Exercise Your Membership Benefits | Affect the future of your profession | Let your voice be heard

 

This year, the NYSCA is holding the Board elections online through www.AssociationVoting.com. All eligible members are being contacted via email, fax, and/or postal mail with instructions on how to submit either paper ballots or electronic ballots. If you need further assistance, please contact the NYSCA Administrative Office at (518) 785-6346.

 


 

The NYSCA is governed by a democratically elected Board of Directors and House of Delegates. All governing officials are licensed Chiropractors who volunteer their time and efforts and pay full membership dues. Many of these officials also serve on committees, often more than one, which are tasked with specific projects as needs arise.

 

Further, New York State is divided into seventeen regional districts, each having its own elected officials and hosting monthly meetings and events. Each active district has representation in the House of Delegates to ensure that your voice is heard.

 

Election Timeline

NYSCA District Officer and House of Delegates
District elections are held in May of each even-numbered fiscal year at your regularly scheduled local district meetings.

 

NYSCA Officer and Regional Directors
Election of Executive Officers, as well as election of Directors in Region 1 and Region 3, occurs in May of each odd-numbered fiscal year. Election of Directors in Region 2 and Region occurs in May of each even-numbered fiscal year.

Ballots for Board of Director seats / Executive Officer positions are mailed to eligible NYSCA members at the beginning of each May. The nomination process/timeline for Directors and Executive Officers is as follows:

  • Nominations begin March 1.
  • Completed "Intent to Run" forms must be received via fax or postmarked by April 1.
  • In order to vote, you must be an eligible NYSCA member by April 1.
  • Voting will open on , May 1.
    • Completed ballots returned by postal mail must be postmarked by May 15.
    • Completed ballots returned by email or fax must be received by 5pm EST on May 15. .
    • Duplicate or late ballots will not be counted.
  • Ballots will be counted by May 29, at which time the results will be announced.
  • Those nominees elected to the office will assume the duties and responsibilities of their office at 12:01 AM on June 1

Application Process

Please contact your district president if you have questions regarding district elections for your House members or local officers.

 

For Board of Director or Executive Officer positions: "Intent to Run" forms are available in the members-only section of our website (under "Our Services" and then "Downloads"). Completed Intents are accepted via postal mail, by fax, or by email. Details regarding eligibility to run for NYSCA office are detailed in the NYSCA Constitution and Bylaws (available in the members-only section of our website under "About the NYSCA").

 

If you have other questions about the election process, are interested in serving your profession as a member of the NYSCA Board of Directors, or wish to nominate someone with leadership abilities, please contact the NYSCA president at [email protected]

 

Eligibility to Vote in NYSCA Elections

Any active regular, associate, affiliate in-state, retired, disabled, or life member of the NYSCA of the organization may vote. If you have questions about your eligibility to vote in the NYSCA elections, please contact the Administrative Office at 518-785-6346.

 

Qualifications to Hold Office

District President, District Vice President, and District Delegate

Term: 2 Years; no more than 2 consecutive terms

 

At the time of his or her nomination, a qualified candidate must be:

  1. Shall be a New York State licensed and registered doctor of chiropractic; and
  2. Shall have been an active regular, associate, in-state affiliate, or life member in good standing in his or her assigned district for at least one (1) years prior to his or her nomination; and
  3. Shall have attended at least seventy percent (70%) of his district meetings in the year immediately preceding his nomination.

District Secretary and District Treasurer

A Secretary and/or Treasurer may be appointed by district President from among the district members in good standing and willing to serve, unless objected to by a majority of district members.

 

Regional Directors

Term: 2 Years; no more than 2 consecutive terms

 

At the time of his or her nomination, a qualified candidate:

  1. Shall be a New York State licensed and registered doctor of chiropractic; and
  2. Shall have been an active regular, associate, in-state affiliate, or life member in good standing for a minimum of the immediate past three (3) consecutive years; and
  3. Shall have attended at least seventy percent (70%) of his district meetings in the year immediately preceding his nomination; and
  4. Shall be eligible to serve and shall have served as an Officer of the District or as a delegate in the House of Delegates for not less than one full term.

Executive Officers

Term: 2 Years; no more than 2 consecutive terms

 

At the time of his or her nomination, a qualified candidate:

  1. Shall be a New York State licensed and registered doctor of chiropractic; and
  2. Shall have been an active regular, associate, in-state affiliate, or life member in good standing for a minimum of the immediate past five (5) consecutive years; and
  3. Shall have attended at least seventy percent (70%) of his district meetings in the year immediately preceding his nomination; and
  4. Shall be eligible to serve and shall have served as a Director on the Board of Directors for not less than one full term, having attended no less than 2/3rds of the Board meetings convened during each year of his tenure as a Director.