Monday, January 25th at 3 pm
We have resolved our election difficulties by holding elections by mail.
The description of duties of the positions to be elected is in our bylaws, Articles 7 and 8.
The term in office for the elected positions will be March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022, instead for the bylaw mandated May 1 – April 30th.
This was voted on at our December 2020 GMM.
How it works:
At the January 25th GMM, we will run nominations for the open positions. As usual, nominated members who wish to stand for the position(s) will get the chance to speak for 2 minutes. The nominees will be entered onto a ballot that will be sent to voters by mail.
How to nominate:
A member can be nominated for a position (or more than one) by emailing the union at firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting, or directly at the meeting.
A member can nominate a fellow member or themselves.
If a member who is nominated cannot make it to the GMM, they must send an acknowledgement of the nomination and their willingness to stand for the position by email. Without it, a member absent at the meeting, and whose nomination has been received either by email or directly at the meeting, cannot be recognized as a runner for the position.
How to vote*:
As in the pre-covid times, and according to our bylaws, only members attending the general meeting can vote. Attending members need to provide their mailing address at the meeting. They will receive a letter containing the ballot and a stamped and self-addressed envelope. For each contested position there will be a list of names with boxes to express rank of preference for the position. This ranking method allows for a member to run for more than one position after an unsuccessful run, according to the practice of elections in our local.
There will be a period within which the ballots will be due for return to the union. *
*The details will be prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee on Elections that meets on January 18th at 12:00pm. This is an open meeting and any member can participate.
Link for the meeting: