Officer Candidate Procedures

  • Candidates must submit the "West Virginia TSA Officer Candidate Application" one month prior to the state conference.

  • Chapter advisors are responsible for screening each candidate's qualifications and interviewing the candidate for the purpose of determining his or her capabilities to serve as a West Virginia TSA officer. After screening and approving the application, advisors need to send the forms to West Virginia TSA by March 10 (postmarked).

  • Candidates must obtain written approval from their chapter advisor, school principal, county superintendent, county vocational director, and parents.

  • Candidates must attend the West Virginia officer candidate orientation meeting held the first day of the West Virginia TSA conference. Official attire is not necessary for this first meeting.

  • West Virginia TSA Officers are to be elected by majority vote of the voting members at the West Virginia conference during secret ballot voting, and consist of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, and sergeant-at-arms.

  • Individuals elected as West Virginia officers hold the office from the close of the national conference until the close of the next national conference.

  • Candidates are allowed two minutes for campaign speeches at the second general session at the annual conference and must follow specific campaign regulations. All posters, banners, etc. that are hung must be adhered to the walls with removable materials, and removed by the candidate after the conference ends. Campaign materials (buttons, pins, pencils, pamphlets, etc.) are allowed, pending approval by the local advisor . Candidates are responsible for ensuring that handout materials do not cause litter or safety problems.

  • No campaigning may occur before attending the West Virginia officer candidate's orientation meeting at the conference. This includes any campaigning or announcing your candidacy on the Internet. Failure to observe this policy could result in the candidate's removal.

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