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President Elect, Medical Students, Residents, the Academic Medicine Forum and the Rural Medicine Forum will be having elections outside the Single Election Period.
Other Elections
President Elect, Medical Students, Residents, the Academic Medicine Forum and the Rural Medicine Forum will be having elections outside the Single Election Period.

President Elect, Medical Students, Residents, Branch Societies, the Academic Medicine Forum and the Rural Medicine Forum will be having elections outside the Single Election Period. 

The dates of these elections for these groups will vary. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: elections@oma.org.


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On April 29, 2018 at the end of the OMA Council meeting, Dr. Nadia Alam, the current President-elect, will become the OMA President for 2018-2019.
A Non-Binding Referendum for the 2018-2019 President-Elect ended April 18th. The referendum used a ranked ballot format. The final ballot results are:

  1. Sohail Gandhi
  2. Rick Tytus
  3. Paul Conte

If you have any questions about the referendum or how to interpret the report, please contact elections@oma.org.

View the results of the Non-binding Referendum



At the OMA Council meeting on April 29th, 2018, Dr. Nadia Alam, the current President-Elect, will become the OMA President for the year 2018-2019.  
Voting is now closed.

President-Elect Nominees

2018 President-Elect Townhall

2018 President Elect and Non-Binding Referendum

The OMA 2018 President Elect shall be elected by OMA Council members on April 29th, 2018 during the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Prior to that election, the OMA shall hold a Non-Binding Referendum of the OMA membership for President Elect.

Information regarding the Referendum and the actual Election is stated below:

Summary of Key Dates
  • A) NON-BINDING REFERENDUM
    • Nomination Period: March 15th at 9:00 am - April 2nd at 5:00 pm
    • Non-Binding Referendum Voter list frozen: March 31st at 5:00 pm
    • Close of Nominations: April 2nd at 5:00 pm
    • Member-wide referendum vote: April 4th at 9:00 am - April 18th at 2:00 pm
    • Voting Results: April 20th
  • B) 2018 PRESIDENT-ELECT ELECTION
    • Council vote: April 29th during the OMA Spring AGM (April 28th - April 29th)
The Details

  • 1. NON-BINDING REFERENDUM
    1.1 NOMINATION PROCESS

    The nomination period for the Non-Binding Referendum for the President Elect goes from 9:00am* on March 15th, 2018 to 5:00pm* on April 2nd, 2018.

    1.1.1 CANDIDATES

    In order to be eligible to run for this position, a member must be an OMA Council Delegate and/or on the OMA Board of Directors as of the conclusion of the April 2018 Annual Meeting of Council.

    All interested candidates must submit the nomination form to elections@oma.org signed by the three (3) Council Delegates eligible to vote in the referendum. When the nomination has been validated, the candidate will be given a template to use for their CV as well as a standardized candidate statement.

    1.1.2 CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, CVs, VIDEO, AND TELE-TOWN HALL

    Each candidate may submit to elections@oma.org during the nomination period, using templates provided:

    • a. a standardized candidate statement describing their election platform, qualifications, and experience;
    • b. a CV
    • c. a photograph of the candidate. Please note the photo cannot contain others in the picture or cartoons or caricatures
    • d. A YouTube link to a 2-3 minute video statement (no template provided)

    CV and Candidate Statements must be provided as word documents (no PDFs). The Candidate Statement, CV and video will be posted on the OMA website. The Candidate Statement and video will be available to the voters in the voting system.

    Dr. Conte and Dr. Gandhi participated on a Townhall on March 27th. The recorded session will be made available for later viewing soon.

    The OMA will post on-line each nomination received once it has been validated as being compliant with the OMA President-Elect Election Procedure and the OMA by-laws.

    1.1.3 VOTER LIST

    The voter list will be fixed as of 5:00pm* on March 31st, 2018. This means that members must have paid their dues and be an eligible OMA Member prior to this time in order to vote.

    1.2 NON-BINDING REFERENDUM VOTING PERIOD:

    All OMA members in good standing who reside or work in Ontario (refer to OMA By-Law 2:1:2) at the time of election will be eligible to vote. Voting will be by ranked ballots for this process. All members will be entitled to vote once.

    Should a candidate drop out of the referendum during the Non-Binding Referendum Voting Period, the OMA will remove their name from the on-line ballot. Members who voted for the candidate will not be allowed to recast their vote.

    A “Notice of Voting” will go out via email to members on April 4, 2018. The Notice of Voting will state the voting period which is from 9:00am* on April 4, 2018 to 2:00pm* on April 18, 2018. It will give instructions on accessing the voting website. Since the Notice of Voting will be distributed via email, a member must have an email on file in order to receive it. Members are encouraged to have an email on file in order to get the Notice of Voting. If a member would like to request a paper ballot they have until 5:00pm* on April 9, 2018 to request one by emailing elections@oma.org or calling 416.340.6189 or 1.800.268.7215 ext. 6189. Please note a paper ballot will be mailed if requested; however, the candidate statements will only be available online.

    1.3 OMA COMMUNICATIONS

    From the end of the Non-Binding Referendum Nomination Period to the end of the Voting period, the OMA will not disseminate to members by any means, any communication that references, supports or names any candidate. Questions concerning whether a communication satisfies this restriction shall be referred to the Chair of the Members Communication Public Affairs Advisory Committee for decision.

    1.4 RESULTS OF NON-BINDING REFERENDUM

    Referendum results will be provided to Council on April 20th and will be posted on the OMA website for general membership knowledge.

  • 2. ELECTION AT ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

    The OMA President-Elect will take office at the conclusion of the OMA Annual Meeting of Council.

    2.1 CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:

    eligible candidates include those candidates nominated during the Non-Binding Referendum Period (see above), as well as any candidates nominated from the floor of Council up until the election.

    2.2 NOMINEES:

    Each President-Elect nominee will be given two minutes to address OMA Council in accordance with the OMA Council Election Procedures outlined in the OMA Council Conduct document

    2.3 ELECTION DATE:

    The Election will take place on the Sunday of the Annual Meeting of OMA Council at 11:00 am.

    2.4 VOTER ELIGIBILITY:

    All OMA Council Delegates will be eligible to vote. The OMA Chair of Council will preside over the election.

    2.5 VOTING PROCEDURE:

    The following is the election process approved by Council:

    • a. Each Council delegate may cast one ballot indicating the name(s) of one (or more) nominee(s); the total number of names so indicated can be no more than the number of positions being elected.
    • b. To be declared elected to a position, a candidate must be indicated on a minimum of 50% + 1 of all ballots cast.
    • c. If any position(s) remain(s) contested following a ballot, the name of any elected candidate (or candidate who voluntarily withdraws) will be removed from the slate of nominees and balloting will be repeated.
    2.6 ACCLAMATION:

    If only one member is nominated for this position at the time of Election at the OMA Annual Meeting of Council, the Chair will declare that candidate to be elected to that position.

    2.7 COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS:

    Election results will be announced at the Council meeting and posted on www.oma.org/other elections once they become available to the OMA staff.

QUESTIONS:

Questions can be sent to elections@oma.org or by calling 416.340.6189 or 1.800.268.7215 ext. 6189.
* All references to time are Eastern Standard Time.

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