ASRT Election
General Election Criteria

Voting Eligibility

You are eligible to vote in the ASRT election if you were an ASRT member on or before the last business day in December.

Excerpted from the ASRT Bylaws Section 2. Categories of Membership

Categories of Membership

Voting

  1. Active members are those who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent or hold an unrestricted license under state statute. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of membership including the right to vote, hold office and serve as a delegate.
  2. Student members are those who are enrolled in primary radiologic science programs. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members. Eligibility for student membership shall terminate upon initial certification.
  3. Emeritus members are those who have reached age 65, maintained membership in good standing in the ASRT for at least 30 years and applied for emeritus status. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members except to hold office or serve as a delegate. No new members shall be inducted into this category after January 1, 1990.
  4. Life members are those active members who have maintained continuous membership for a minimum of 30 years and shall be limited to one for each 2,500 active members. Their participation as a member shall reflect exceptional service and dedication to the ASRT and the profession. They shall be selected by three-fourths vote of the entire membership of the Board of Directors. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members.
  5. Retired members are those who hold retired status with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent or who meet Social Security Administration requirements for retirement. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members except to hold office or serve as a delegate.
  6. Radiologist assistants are those registered radiologic technologists who hold the credential R.R.A. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members.
  7. Graduate bridge members are those who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent and are within 24 months of their initial certification. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members.

Nonvoting

  1. Associate members are those who are or have been employed in the technical, educational, managerial or corporate aspects of the radiologic sciences and do not qualify for active membership. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members except to vote, hold office or serve as a delegate.
  2. Limited x-ray machine operators are those who perform diagnostic x-ray procedures on selected anatomical sites and are not registered radiologic technologists. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members except to vote, hold office or serve as a delegate.
  3. International members are those who reside outside the United States or any of its territories, are not registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent, and are employed in the technical, educational, managerial or corporate aspects of the radiologic sciences. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of active members except to vote, hold office or serve as a delegate.

Board of Directors Candidate Criteria

Positions

The elected officers of the ASRT are chairman, president, vice president, president-elect, secretary and treasurer.

Qualifications

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

Shall currently practice in the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession or health care.

Shall be a voting member of the ASRT for four consecutive years immediately preceding nomination.

Shall be a voting member of an ASRT affiliate or serve on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.

Shall have served as an ASRT delegate for a minimum of two years.

Cannot serve concurrently on the board of any national medical imaging or radiation therapy certification or national accreditation agency or in the House of Delegates.

Shall have the time and availability for necessary travel to represent the ASRT.

Position-Specific Qualifications

President-elect: Must have served on the ASRT Board of Directors.

Vice president: Must have served on the ASRT Board of Directors.

Secretary: Must have fulfilled two years in any appointed or elected ASRT position or as president of an affiliate society.

Treasurer: Must have fulfilled two years in any appointed or elected ASRT position or as president of an affiliate society.

Terms of Office

The vice president, secretary and treasurer serve for a term of one year or until their successors have been elected.

The president-elect serves for a term of one year as president-elect, one year as president and one year as chairman.

Terms begin at the close of the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.


*An officer who met qualification requirements at the time of nomination is permitted to complete the term regardless of employment status changes.

Delegate Requirements and Qualifications

Excerpted from ASRT Bylaws Section 3. Delegate Requirements and Qualifications

B. Chapter delegates

  1. Two delegates and two alternate delegates shall be elected annually by a plurality vote of the voting members of the ASRT.
  2. Delegates shall be elected for a term of two years. The term shall begin at the close of the annual meeting of the House of Delegates in the year the delegate is elected.
  3. A delegate shall be limited to two, two-year consecutive terms unless there is not a full slate of qualified candidates nominated.
  4. The delegate nominees receiving the third and fourth highest number of votes on the ballot are the elected alternate delegates.
  5. An alternate delegate shall serve a one-year term. The term shall begin at the close of the annual meeting of the House of Delegates in the year the alternate delegate is elected.
  6. If an alternate is not elected, this position remains open until the next regular election.
  7. A delegate shall be a voting member of the ASRT for two years immediately preceding nomination.
  8. A delegate, excluding a military delegate, shall be a member of an affiliate or have served as a Military Chapter delegate for two years immediately preceding nomination.
  9. A delegate, excluding a military delegate, shall have served as an officer, delegate, or an elected or appointed ASRT position, or as an officer on the Board of Directors or as a committee member in an affiliate.
  10. In clinical practice chapters where certification and/or postprimary examination offered by an ASRT-recognized organization exists, the delegate shall show proof of current credential and documentation of current practice in the discipline or specialty being represented.
  11. In management and education chapters, the delegate shall show proof of documentation of current practice in the discipline or specialty being represented.
  12. Military delegates shall be on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.
  13. A delegate, excluding a military delegate, shall only be elected to represent a chapter of which the delegate is a member for the two years immediately preceding nomination.
  14. A military delegate shall be a member of the Military Chapter at the time of nomination.
  15. A delegate who met qualification requirements at the time of nomination shall be permitted to complete the term regardless of employment status changes. A Military Delegate who met qualification requirements at the time of nomination shall be permitted to complete the term in the event of retirement or honorable discharge from active duty.
  16. A delegate may serve concurrently on the board of any national medical imaging or radiation therapy certification or national accreditation agency.
  17. A delegate shall have the time and availability for necessary travel to represent the ASRT.
  18. A delegate shall attend the annual meeting of the House of Delegates and all meetings required of delegates.

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