Election 2017 Result

OSA Election 2017 Result



Dear OSA Members:

The OSA Election Committee as constituted by the General Body is soliciting nominations for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of Orissa Society of Americas for 2017-19. As per the constitution, candidates for the offices of OSA President and Vice President shall campaign on a joint platform as running mates, such that a vote for a Presidential candidate shall automatically mean a vote for his or her running mate. The candidates for the offices of Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected separately.

The nominees, the nominators and seconders must be OSA Life Members, Patrons, or Benefactors, as defined in the Statement of Rights, for at least one year prior to the date of nomination, and twenty-one (21) years of age or older. The nomination must include a short profile of the candidates in less than 150 words (Examples: election goal, biography, contact details and links to a blog, website, Facebook or Twitter). In addition, nominations must include candidate photograph in JPG, GIF or PNG format with not exceeding 512KB image size. Photocopy of driver’s license, or passport, or birth certificate or a notarized statement to the effect that the nominee is 21 years or older as of February 21st, 2017 must be attached for the nominee’s age verification.

All nominations must include the position sought for, contact information (address, telephone number, and email) of the nominees and the nominator. All nominations must be e-mailed to the election committee by February 21st, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time to OSAElection2017@gmail.com with complete and correct contact information of the nominees (including other additional details) and the of nominators. Incorrect contact information may lead to the rejection of the nomination. Please note you must nominate a candidate for President and Vice President simultaneously in one slate.

Nominations for secretary and treasurer should be in independent slate.

The Nomination Form is attached as a MS Word Document. Please complete the form, sign and attach a scanned pdf copy to the nomination e-mail. In addition, attach short profiles of candidates as a MS Word Document and the candidates photograph files. Any correspondence on the election subject will be electronic (via email) only. All emails on this subject must be sent OSAElection2017@gmail.com


Election 2017 Calendar

  • Deadline for the official ballot list including all members eligible to vote to be received from OSA Secretary January 15, 2017
  • All nominations must be e-mailed to the election committee by February 21, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time (3rd Tuesday of February). Election Committee will acknowledge all the nominations by e-mail.
  • Election ballots (details provided in page 2) will be sent to eligible members on or before March 26, 2017 (4th Sunday of March)
  • Votes must be cast electronically (details provided in page 2) no later than April 27, 2015 11:59 pm Eastern Time (4th Monday of April)
  • Ballot will be counted and the election results will be notified to the President on May 10, 2015 (2nd Saturday of May)


With this letter we are also requesting the Chapter Presidents and members of the Board of Governors of OSA to disseminate the election announcement as widely as possible.

Please contact the OSA Secretary Mr Saradakant Panda at secretary@odishasociety.org to update member e-mail address and mailing address.

We are also including a video below on the election information from the OSA constitution.



2017 OSA Election Committee
Bijay Satpathy(Chair), Sanjay Patnaik, Sribatsa Das

OSA Election 2017 Electronic Ballot Process from OSA Election 2017 on Vimeo.

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