In December 2017, ORMA will be running its elections for the Representative Council. This council will form one of the three primary bodies of ORMA governance.

Unaffiliated members will be electing 3 representatives to the Representative Council.

If you wish to run as an unaffiliated candidate, you’ll have to register by December 10th, 2017. See below for more details.

The election will be on December 17th, 2017.

Detailed rules

Candidates for Unaffiliated Representative to the ORMA Representative Council must be members of ORMA who do not appear on the membership list of any affiliate.

Representative Council Member Responsibilities: Council representatives are expected to attend quarterly meetings held in varying locations around the state and participate in additional standing committee meetings.

Unaffiliated voters will be informed of your name, town, and zip code.  You will also be asked to submit a candidate statement.

Unaffiliated voters and candidates will be invited to join a Slack channel  where they can discuss the election with the unaffiliated candidates and other unaffiliated voters. Simple campaign material will also be distributed via email broadcasts and social media.

The ORMA Elections Committee will reach out to you to give you the opportunity to circulate simple campaign material via ORMA communications channels.

The number of unaffiliated representatives that will be seated is defined as a percentage of affiliate representatives - specifically, no more than 10% of the number of affiliate representatives.  For this election cycle, we have determined this to be 3 unaffiliated representatives.

Unaffiliated Candidate Election Deadlines

  1. December 10th, 2017 is the “filing deadline”
  1. Unaffiliated candidates should send a candidate statement to by Sunday, December 10th.
  1. December 17th, 2017 is when the election for unaffiliated representatives will occur. This election will occur online, will be coordinated by the ORMA Elections Committee. We will make every effort to accommodate voters who find themselves unable to make use of the online process.

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