OQHA Annual Board Elections

New for 2023, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association is introducing electronic balloting for the Open, Amateur, and Youth board elections. This will enable the association to connect with members easier and ensure convenient and secure elections.

Election Buddy will be the platform used for electronic balloting. Election Buddy is used my many professional, government, and non-profit organizations to provide trusted election sevices.

Members will receive a link, associated with their OQHA membership, and will be able to vote via email or text message on either a computer or mobile device. Members will be able to choose their most convenient option and the automated system will only allow members to submit one ballot.

To ensure voter security, Domain Keys and Sender Policy Framework ensure email notices reach each voter and are not marked as spam. Personal voting keys are created and used once using 256-bit encryption; the same as major banks. Two factor authentication sent to your phone will also be required. All voting choices are confidential and cannot be linked to the voter.

If you did not receive an email and/or text message, please call the office as soon as possible to verify/update your contact information.


The 2023 Board Elections have closed, and results will be announced at the Annual Meetings and Awards Banquet.