Due to a vacancy on the Optometry Unit Board, nominations are now open for the following position:

District Representative 5:
(South Sacramento; Elk Grove; Sacramento; Roseville; Davis; Point West; Folsom; Rancho Cordova)

In accordance with Article VII of the Optometry Unit Constitution, the District 5 Representative shall be a member in good standing working in District 5 and nominated by no less than ten (10) members in good standing in any district.  Nominations must be submitted by nomination form and received by the union office on or before Thursday, December 7, 2023.

The nomination procedure is outlined below:

  1. Candidates will download and fill out the nomination form. Nomination forms are available here or can be requested by emailing
  2. Candidates will scan and e-mail the form to the members in good standing of their choice.
  3. Optometry members n good standing can add their signatures by printing out the form, signing it, then scanning or sending a photo of the signed form back to the candidate via e-mail
    – OR –
    a member may register their “signature” on the form by responding to the candidate’s email containing the nomination form stating,

“I, _____, hereby sign the nomination form sent to me by __________” in the email message.

When practical, it is preferable for members to use their employer-issued email address for ease of verification. A personal email address is permitted when that personal email address is on file with the union.

  1. When the candidate has obtained at least ten (10) valid signatures of members in good standing, the candidate may file those nomination forms with the Union office by mail, hand-delivered, or e-mail with the subject line “OUB Nom Form for District 5.”

The Union office will verify the membership status of the nomination signatures submitted by each candidate. If the minimum number of signatures (10) is submitted by the deadline, Thursday, December 7, 2023, the nomination is valid.

If an election is called for, the candidates will be notified by Friday, December 8 and have until Wednesday, December 13 to submit a bio to the Union.  Ballots will be sent to all members of the Optometry Unit in good standing by Thursday, January 11, 2024.  To be valid, ballots must be received by 5:00 pm on  Thursday, January 25, 2024.

 Details of the duties and responsibilities of the officers are in the Constitution of the Optometry Unit. Copies of the Constitution can be found on the ESC Local 20 website.