July 19, 2013
Notice Of Nomination And Election
Vacancies For VP, Location Directors In Boston, Chicago
NOMINATION AND RULES FOR THE ELECTION OF IAPE VICE PRESIDENT, LOCATION DIRECTOR — BOSTON, AND LOCATION DIRECTOR — CHICAGO.
Notice is herewith given of the election of IAPE Vice President and Location Directors in Boston and Chicago as provided by the bylaws of IAPE, CWA, Local 1096.
THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL GOVERN THE ELECTION
This Notice of Nomination & Election will be e-mailed to the last known work e-mail address of each IAPE member, in good standing, no later than July 19, 2013 and posted on the IAPE web site, www.iape1096.org.
Any IAPE member in good standing can nominate any member in good standing for any position for which the nominee is eligible. Good standing is defined, for purposes of nomination, as being current in Union dues or, if on leave, in good standing when the employee went out on leave, as of Friday, July 19, 2013. Self-nominations are permissible.
Nominations must be in writing & must be received by the Election Committee (and addressed to IAPE TNG/CWA Local 1096, PO Box 627, Plainsboro, NJ 08536) no later than 10:00 AM, Monday, August 19, 2013.
After the nomination deadline, the Election Committee will check the eligibility of nominees. Those who have not nominated themselves will be contacted to determine whether they accept nomination.
Eligible unopposed candidates will be declared elected.
The Election Committee will certify and post a list of candidates as soon as practicable after the Monday, August 19, 2013 deadline for nominations, but no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 23, 2013.
All candidates in contested elections will be allowed to make a statement for posting on the IAPE web site. A maximum of 1,000 words will be allowed. The statement must be in Microsoft Word or text format with no custom fonts. A .jpg formatted picture may accompany each statement. Candidate statements must be sent, via e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements from certified candidates will be posted on the IAPE website, as soon as practicable, beginning Friday, August 23, 2013.
Every candidate will have the right, once within thirty days before the ballot count, to examine the voter eligibility lists used in their race. Candidates may designate a representative to examine the lists on their behalf. Requests, in writing, should be directed to the Election Chairperson and sent to IAPE TNG/CWA Local 1096, PO Box 627, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.
Any member in good standing may obtain a copy of the current membership list at any time upon written request to IAPE's Secretary. An appropriate affidavit and payment of a reasonable copying fee must accompany that request. A duly nominated candidate for office in the 2013 special elections may also obtain a list of only those members eligible to vote for that candidate's office. A duly nominated candidate may also obtain the relevant membership list printed on mailing labels by paying the cost of producing those labels. The candidate must make written request to the Secretary, accompanied by an appropriate affidavit form supplied by IAPE and must pay a reasonable copying fee.
The election will be conducted via mail-in voting. Members who were in good standing as of Thursday, July 19, 2013 will be eligible to vote.
Detailed voting instructions will accompany the ballot.
Only official ballots will be counted. No write-in votes will be counted.
All ballots must be received no later than 10:00 AM, Monday, September 23, 2013 to be counted. Ballots will be tabulated commencing at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 23, 2013. As soon as possible after the count, the Election Committee will issue a tentative certification of the results and will notify the membership. Absent a challenge to the election, the tentative certification will become final ten days thereafter.
All inquiries and protests should be directed to the Election Committee. The Committee must receive any and all protests, in written form, by Monday, September 30, 2013. The Election Committee will rule on any and all challenges and issue a final election certification no later than Friday, October 25, 2013. Further appeals shall be governed by the terms of the CWA constitution, Article XV, Section 4.
The term of office for the positions elected in 2013 will, in accordance with IAPE by-laws, end November 30, 2014.
PURPOSE OF RULES
These rules supplement, and must be read and applied in conjunction with, the IAPE by-laws or CWA Constitution provision that is their source.
These rules shall be interpreted and applied liberally to ascertain the actual intent of the voter and the true result of any election, and shall not be interpreted or applied so as to unnecessarily disqualify eligible voters for immaterial irregularity.