OASL State Representative Elections
Information Packet and Candidate Application
Job Description for Student Representatives
- Write a minimum of one article for an issue of our online NEWSLETTER.
- Write/Send a membership letter to non-member schools in my county and/or zip code.
- Write/Send a follow-up letter to non-member schools in my county and/or zip code.
- Contact member schools in my county and/or zip code to encourage more active involvement.
- Preside at my assigned session at State Conference.
- Staff/Direct the activities at Leadership at the Point/Island
- Attend Fall and Retreats.
- Visit a minimum of three schools during my term of office, talking with student leaders and advisors in order to build and maintain personal relationships.
- Attend and actively participate in all Board Meetings.
- Prepare a written and an oral review of my goals, objectives, and job descriptions for all members and a Final Report overall review for the meeting before State Conference.
- Promote upcoming events through approved social media and communicate with members to encourage their participation. (All messages being sent as OASL from the Executive Board must have pre-approval from the Executive Director.)
- If asked and available, attend the May and/or August Board Meeting after my term of office ends to assist the new State Representatives in making a smooth transition as a Board Member.
- Assist and perform any needed duties at OASL events.
Student Candidates for election to OASL Executive Board
- All candidates for the position of Student Representative must be students from member schools.
- All students who wish to be candidates for the office of Student Representative shall access all information and forms for candidacy via the website on or before the stated deadline for the current year.
- All sections of the on-line application must be completed and submitted electronically. In addition, the Letter of Commitment, including all required signatures, must be completed and received at the OASL office by the stated deadline for the current year. Signatures of the activity adviser/school counselor, the principal, and parent/guardian shall indicate permission and support of the student’s candidacy, and acknowledge the responsibilities and commitments of a State Representative.
- Upon receipt and review of all required materials, the Executive Director shall notify the candidate via email that his/her candidacy has been approved.
- A member school may present one candidate per year.
- Senior High School Candidates must be in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at the time of the annual State Conference.
- Middle Level Candidates must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at the time of the annual State Conference and must then be in a Junior High or Middle School during their term in office.
- A student may serve up to two (2) terms as a Middle Level State Representative and up to two (2) terms as a Senior High State Representative.
Campaign procedures for Student Elections:
- Candidates shall be given special identification that shall identify them as candidates for State Representative. No school designation shall be part of this identification.
- Campaigning shall be done only by personal contact during the Conference. No literature may be distributed prior to or during the Conference. In addition, no posters, banners, or other type of advertising media, including both written and electronic means, may be used or displayed at any time during the conference.
- Candidates’ speeches may not include props of any kind. Use of props will result in automatic disqualification of the candidate.
- A list of candidates and their qualifications shall be distributed to all students prior to the election assembly.
Election procedures for Student Representatives
- Procedures for filing of candidacy will be determined by the Executive Director with input by the OASL Executive Board.
- Candidates will address the electorate in a procedure determined by the Executive Director with input by the OASL Executive Board.
- Each member school in attendance at the Conference shall be entitled to cast one ballot.
- Election shall be done by secret ballot.
- There shall be no absentee balloting.
- Names of the candidates shall be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order.
- The six State Representative positions shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast by their respective electorate. High School members shall vote for the four High School State Representative positions. In case of a tie, the Senior High Program Director will vote to break the tie. The Middle Level members shall vote for the two Middle Level State Representative positions. In case of a tie, the Middle Level Program Director will vote to break the tie. Program Directors may not break the tie if either candidate is from his/her home school. In that case, the tie would be broken by the Executive Director.
- Failure to complete any of the election forms, failure to abide by the campaigning procedures, or failure to follow the election procedures may result in said candidate being disqualified from the election.
- In the event of a vacancy in the position of Student Representative, the Executive Board shall appoint a qualified student to fill the vacant position.
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