OTOA Elections


Election Process


The President is the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer. He or she will supervise and control all of the Corporation's business and affairs and will preside at the meeting of the members and the Board.

The President may execute any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments that the Board authorizes to be executed. However, the president may not execute instruments on the Corporation's behalf if this power is expressly delegated to another officer or agent of the corporation by the Board, these bylaws, or statute.

The President will have the authority to appoint a minimum of three (3) members of the Corporation, in good standing, to the position of secretary, treasurer, and director of training.

The President holds the authority to appoint other members of the Corporation, in good standing, to other positions and assignments as needed. The president will perform other duties prescribed by the Board and all duties incident to the office of the president.

Vice President

When the President is absent, cannot act, or refuses to act, a Vice President will perform the President's duties. When acting in the President's place, the Vice President has all the powers of, and is subject to all the restrictions on, the President. The Vice President will perform other duties as assigned by the President or the Board.

Election Process

The Corporation's President and Vice President will be elected every two (2) years by the general membership.

Each standing President and Vice president will continue to hold office until a successor is duly elected.

A President or Vice President may be elected to succeed him or herself in the same office.

How To Run


The Ohio Tactical Officers Association is announcing the terms for President and Vice President are completed in 2019.


To open elections to the entire membership of the OTOA and to give any qualified candidates the opportunity to run for office of President and Vice President, the election announcement will go out the membership via email on or about December 1, 2018. Said announcement will also be posted on the main page of the OTOA website.

All Eligible candidates, including incumbents, shall submit the “OTOA Candidate for President” form or the “OTOA Candidate for Vice President” to the current OTOA Secretary.

Both the “OTOA Candidate for President” and the “OTOA Candidate for Vice President” forms can be found on the OTOA website under “Elections Forms” in the OTOA members sections.

The aforementioned forms will be reviewed by the OTOA Secretary, presented to the current Board of Directors and subsequently added to the list of candidates for the 2019 OTOA Elections.

Once the pool of eligible candidates are gathered, an official ballot shall be established and the candidate names and platforms shall be announced to the membership via email and also posted on the main page of the OTOA website.

Application dates and deadlines

Applications and nominations for OTOA President and Vice President will be announced December 1, 2018.

Applications will be received from December 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018.

The last application will be processed on December 15, 2018 at 1600hrs.


Ballots for OTOA President and OTOA Vice President will be distributed to the OTOA Membership via email and posted on the OTOA website on Monday December 24, 2018.

Election Announcement

Election Ballots for OTOA President and OTOA Vice President will run from Monday January 7, 2019 @ 0800hrs thru Monday January 14, 2019 @ 0800hrs.

Elections results will be counted and validated by a minimum of three board members and the results presented to the OTOA Secretary.

The results of the 2019 OTOA Elections will be announced and posted Friday January 18, 2019.

The 2019 term for the OTOA President and Vice President will commence on January 18, 2019.

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