To All Brother/Sisters,
BYLAWS – ARTICLE 9 LOCAL UNION ELECTIONS
9.1 All Local 4304 Officers and Committees shall be elected in accordance with the National Constitution.
9.2 The election of Officers and Committees shall be held every three years.
9.3 At the February membership meeting, in the year of the election, the membership shall elect an Election Committee. The committee shall contain sufficient members to ensure that each polling location shall be adequately staffed. The Election Committee shall ensure that there are adequate polling stations and that they are in such locations as to ensure that all members have reasonable access to vote during voting hours. A notice of all dates, locations, and times shall be posted at least seven (7) days prior to Election Day. The Election Committee may also adopt a form of electronic voting such as internet or telephone voting where appropriate and shall provide to all candidates upon request, a copy of the rules for the election. Copies of the election rules shall also be posted on all Union bulletin boards.
9.4 All members of Local 4304 in good standing shall be eligible for election to office. All members of Local 4304 in good standing shall be eligible for election to an executive position after holding the position of a permanent employee for 1 year.
9.5 No member shall accept a nomination for more than one position on the Executive Board.
9.6 The nominations for the Officers of Local 4304 shall be held at the April
meeting of the General Membership, and the election held on the same day
as the May meeting of the General Membership.
The nominations for the Committees and Stewards shall be held at the May meeting of the General Membership, and the elections held on the same day as the June meeting of the General Membership.
Any vacancies resulting during the term of the Committees and Stewards position can be appointed to the candidate who received the second highest number of votes in the previous election.
9.7 Nominations shall be oral, at the respective nomination meeting, or may be in writing to the Recording Secretary to be received prior to the start of the respective meeting. If only one nomination is received for a position the candidate shall be declared acclaimed. Candidates who receive verbal nominations must signify their acceptance or refusal to stand at the nomination meeting or in writing to the Recording Secretary.
Unifor 4304 Executive Board