Bylaw voting: July 2020

At ONPHA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, ONPHA members voted to allow for virtual voting. In line with this, ONPHA is holding a vote on proposed changes to ONPHA by-law #12. The proposed changes would aim to:

  • include electronic means of attendance in addition to in-person attendance for quorum in meetings of the membership. Sections 5.7 and 15.1
  • guarantee a democratic vote on the board and to ensure that its composition remains reflective of ONPHA’s strategic priority at any point in time, Section 6.3
  • include language on conflict of interest. Section 8.

Click here to read the proposed changes in detail

Voting Virtually

ONPHA has engaged Simply Voting, an online voting platform, to facilitate the by-law vote. Simply Voting is used by over 2,000 organizations from 58 countries to conduct fair and easy virtual elections.

Voters will receive an e-mail invitation from Simply Voting on Monday, July 13 containing all the necessary details needed to sign-up for online voting on the by-law, which will take place exclusively on Simply Voting.

Once a ballot has been submitted, the results are encrypted and stored in a database. Your Elector ID is then flagged as "voted" and will not be eligible to vote on this ballot again.

Voting Dates

Voting on the proposed changes to ONPHA by-law #12 will be open for 12 days, from Monday, July 13 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, July 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Results from the by-law ratification should be announced in late July.

Questions?

If you have questions about the voting process, the proposed by-law, or have not received your invitation, please contact Ijeoma Oreh at ijeoma.oreh@onpha.org.