Elections of the Directors

Elections shall be held every year electronically, by mail-in ballot, and/or in person beginning April 2 and ending May 22.

Prior to the election, the Nomination and Election Committee, as established in the Operating Code, will prepare a ballot. Each adult member of the OVR is entitled to vote for not more than five (5) persons listed on the ballot. The Nomination and Election Committee will report the election results to the Commissioner/President for certification not more than one week after the election process, and after certified by the Commissioner/President, the Election Chair will inform the candidates in writing of the election results. The results of the election will be posted on/or before the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

  1. One-third (1/3) of the Board (i.e., five (5) Directors) will be elected each year at the Regional Adults’ and Juniors’ Championships for a term of three (3) years. If a person who is not on the Board wishes to run for the Board, he/she will be required to obtain a petition form from the Commissioner/President or Corporate office. To be valid, this petition must be signed by twenty-five (25), in writing or electronically, by currently registered adult members of the OVR. The petition must be presented to the Nomination and Election Committee not later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the first day of the annual election. Existing Directors wishing to run for re-election must notify the Nomination and Election Committee of their intent no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the first day of the annual election.
  2. All members elected as a director will assume office for a three-year term commencing June 1. An individual may hold no more than one voting position on the Board at any time.

    OVR Board of Directors Elections Are Open

    OVR Board of Directors 2022

    The Board of Directors is composed of fifteen adult members elected from the adult membership. There are five open positions each year. The elections will be open from Saturday, April 10th until the end of Sunday, May 23, 2022.

    The 2022 elections will be held online and by mail-in ballot. The election is open to OVR adult members only. Junior members are not eligible to vote.
    Voting Instructions
    To vote, please start on the OVR website. In the top middle of the page you will see the "Member Login" link. Click on that and go to the bottom of the page. Log in with your OVR Username and Password. This is NOT your SportsEngine Username (typically your email address). Your OVR Username is typically the initial of your first name followed by your last name and then a digit (like: aherbert2). If you do not know your OVR Username and/or password, send an email to: Herbert@ovr.org and include your legal name and date of birth. We will send an email back with your OVR sername and an initial password.

    Once you are logged into the OVR site, instead of the "Adult Login" link in the top right, you will now see a new link: "My Account". Click on that. On this page you will see an "Board of Directors Elections" heading with a link to the ballot. You can only vote once. After you have voted, you will no longer see the link to the ballot.

    Voting is only open to adult OVR members with full memberships. This includes club directors, coaches, officials, tournament directors, chaperones, etc. Adults with "OUTDOOR ONLY" memberships and juniors cannot vote. If you have any problems with the process, please send an email to: Herbert@ovr.org.

    There is a mail-in option. Here is a copy of the mail-in ballot.

    Board of Directors elected in 2022 will assume office on June 1, 2022 for a three-year term ending May 31, .

    Duties shall include but not be limited to the following:

    1. Attend all regularly scheduled meetings, and any special meetings that may be necessary for the functioning of the OVR, Inc. Meetings are held in June, October, and January and added as needed.
    2. Provide to the Commissioner advance notice of non-attendance of Board meetings and events.A Director may be removed for non-attendance at Board of Directors meetings for two consecutive absences without advanced notification/approval from the Commissioner/President, whether or not a new term of office is being assumed.
    3. Serve as appointed officers, or chairpersons of committees, divisions, or subdivisions of the Corporation.
    4. Determine Delegates to the National Assembly.
    5. Participate in the operation of the Adult Regional and/or Junior Regional Championships (e.g. court manager, site managers, set up/take down crew, etc.).
    6. Approve the budget for each officer or staff position.

    Search for Candidates for Officer Positions for 2022

    OVR Officers 2022

    Officers are responsible for maintaining specific policies for operating their office.
    All policies instituted by specific officers must be under the direction of the OVR Board of Directors.
    Interested candidates may submit to the Nomination and Election Committee a resume of their qualifications.

    Open OVR Officers Positions for 2022:
    - OVR Commissioner / President
    - Region Scorer Chairperson
    - Junior Officials Development Director
    - Junior Tournament Director
    - Boys' Program Director

    Please send resumes to:
    Jim Hammar
    OVR Elections/BOD 2022
    PO Box 51
    Columbus, OH 43216
    Or email to: Elections@ovr.org

    Deadline is May 31, 2022