Your voice matters in the business of the association! Voting delegates are issued a voting card at registration. These cards cannot be transferred or replaced. It is the responsibility of each voting delegate to ensure he or she receives and signs this card at registration.
A delegate representing a unit in good standing is eligible to vote at the California State PTA Annual Convention general meetings. A unit in good standing is one that has paid dues and insurance to California State PTA by March 31, 2018 (California State PTA Bylaws, Article VI, Section 1).
Each unit in good standing is entitled to be represented at the California State PTA Annual Convention by the president or president-elect, or an elected alternate and one additional elected delegate (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 5). The number of delegates to which a unit is entitled is determined by the total memberships recorded in the California State PTA office by March 31, 2018. (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 3). The number of delegates is set forth in Article XV, Section 5, of the California State PTA Bylaws. Each unit of more than 250 members may be represented by additional elected delegates or their alternates (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 5) as follows:
A delegate shall not be allowed to represent more than one unit and must have been a member of that unit at least 30 days prior to convention or a member of a unit at a feeder school, where applicable. This shall not apply to units organized within 90 days prior to convention (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 5).
STUDENT DELEGATES (12-18)
A student member between 12 and 18 years of age wishing to register MUST present a current PTA membership card and a Parent/Guardian Approval and Consent to Treatment Form signed by a parent(s) or guardian(s). Download the form in English or Spanish.
Council delegates shall be as follows: one delegate or alternate elected from each council executive board, in addition to the council president or president-elect or elected alternate for a maximum of two voting delegates per council (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 3c).
District presidents register as members of the California State PTA Board of Managers. Convention delegates shall be a maximum of three delegates or their alternates elected from each district PTA executive board, one of the delegates being the president-elect in an election year (California State PTA Bylaws, Article XV, Section 3b).
Non-voting participants will receive a convention badge and tote bag and may attend all meetings and workshops. They have all the privileges of a delegate except the right to make motions, debate, vote or speak at a microphone. When a PTA has more members who wish to attend than the number of delegates to which the unit, council or district PTA is entitled, the additional participants may register as full-time or one-day non-voting.