Nomination & Election of District Lodge 190 Delegates
Important Note: There has not been a quorum for the last few local lodge meetings so the dates originally scheduled had to be changed. The new dates are as follows:
Nominations: Thursday,March 16, 2017 at the Regular Membership Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at 436 McCormick Street, San Leandro, CA.
Election: The elections shall be conducted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at your Union Hall, after which time the tellers shall count the ballots and post the results.
From the District Lodge 190 Bylaws:
In accordance with Article II, Sections 1,2,3,4 and 5 of of the District Lodge 190 Bylaws, you are hereby notified that at its first meeting in November, 2016 each Local Lodge shall nominate candidates for District Lodge Delegates.
At its first meeting in December, 2016, each Local Lodge shall elect the number of delegates that they are entitled to by a secret ballot vote of its members in good standing.
Subject to qualifications and eligibility as required by applicable civil law or as specified in the IAM Constitution, every member in “good standing” in a Local Lodge affiliated with this District shall be eligible for nomination and election as a District Lodge delegate from his or her Local Lodge provided that the nominee has been a “good standing” member of his or her Local Lodge for at least one (1) year prior to the date of nominations and is working at the trade as defined in the IAM Constitution. The candidates who receive the highest vote at a secret ballot election for delegate within their respective Local Lodges shall be declared elected.
Those candidates with the next highest number of votes may be alternate delegates. Members are required to attend 50% or more of their regular Local Lodge meetings held during the 12-month period ending the date of close of nominations in order to qualify as delegates.
Absentee ballots: See rules for eligibility. You must send your written request to the Recording Secretary of your Local Lodge 30 days before the Local’s first meeting in December.
Your ballot must be received prior to the close of the election at that meeting.
The term of office shall be a period of four (4) years.