OOIDA ELECTION: Time is running out

| Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is on course to elect five new alternates to the organization’s directing board in 2011.

While mailed ballots must be returned to OOIDA by Thursday, Dec. 30, there’s another way to vote.

This year, the Association is also offering an online voting process. To participate in the election online, go to ooida.com. On the home page, you’ll see a button that is a link to the ballot. It’s a secure site, and only members will have access by providing a name and member number. Once you are logged in and have access, just follow the instructions.

You will be able to vote only one time. Paper ballots and online ballots will be reconciled to prevent duplicate voting.

Short bios and photos of the candidates are also featured in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Land Line Magazine.

The election for alternates to the Association’s Board of Directors is held every two years. The Nomination-Election Committee has determined the list of nominees, made up of members who have had a minimum of five consecutive years of commercial truck driving experience and five consecutive years of active membership in the Association immediately before the nomination.

Alternates will be elected by and from the membership for two-year terms. Voting is open to life members, senior members, members and retired members who are current on his/her dues.

It is important that you as an OOIDA member take the opportunity to participate in this election by voting for those nominees you feel are qualified to sit on the OOIDA Board. The election process is a very important part of your membership as you are responsible for electing those individuals who lead and guide your Association.

The elected alternates will be seated at the spring 2011 board meeting.