ELECTION REGULATIONS

THE FOLLOWING ELECTION REGULATIONS WILL BE OBSERVED FOR ALL LOCAL LODGE & DISTRICT ELECTIONS:

Absentee Ballots:  In accordance with Election of Officers, Article II, Section 3 of the IAM Constitution, members who reside in outlying districts more than 25 miles from the designated balloting place, members who are either confined because of verified illness or on leave qualifying under U.S. and Canadian family leave laws, or on vacation, or on official IAM business approved by the Local Lodge, District Lodge, or Grand Lodge, or on an employer travel assignment, or reserve military leave, as the case may be, shall be furnished absentee ballots.

Any member entitled to vote by absentee ballot must request a ballot in writing. Your written request for absentee ballot must be mailed to your local lodge, and include the following: “Please send me an absentee ballot.”

Provide your:  Name • Address • City/State/Zip • Book # • Signature. You must also include the reason you are making the request.

The Request for Absentee Ballot must be delivered to the Recording Secretary of your Local Lodge in person or by mail no later than ten (10) days prior to the election.

Completed Absentee Ballots for District Delegates and for your Local Lodge elections must be received by the Local Lodge prior to closing of voting at your Local Lodge’s first meeting in December.

Qualifications to become a Candidate for Election:  In accordance with Article XII, Section 2, of the Local Lodge By-laws, to be eligible a member shall attend at least fifty percent (50%) of the regular Local Lodge meetings held during the twelve (12) month period ending the date of close of nominations.

Qualifications to Vote:  Only members in good standing and free from delinquency of any nature to the Local Lodge shall be allowed to vote.