How the election of Affiliate director works

Page created on January 27, 2022 | Last modified on March 7, 2023


Affiliate organizations must join OSI one week or more before the opening of nominations to participate in that election. Refer to the elections page for this year’s timeline.

Affiliates may nominate any individual as a candidate.  This individual need not be an OSI member.


Affiliate representatives will nominate candidates via the online form.  Each Affiliate organization may nominate only one candidate.

Eligible and approved candidates will have their personal candidate profile page posted on the OSI web site. Members of OSI and Affiliate representatives will be able to ask questions of each candidate before the election concludes. OSI may host additional events or forums where candidates and members may get to know each other.

Voting for Affiliate Board Members

After the close of nominations, the list of Affiliate representatives will be added to the voting software. OSI staff will send instructions on how to vote to all representatives.  Each representative gets one vote in the Affiliate election.  Representatives who are also current full individual members may also vote in the individual election.

Voting will be open for 10 days, usually including two weekends. Results will be announced within five days of the close of voting.

No confirmed candidates at the moment.