ELECTION RULES

Executive Board Meeting - January 23, 2014


At this meeting the rules are to be followed for the upcoming nomination and election of Local Union Officers, Delegates to I.O. Convention and Unit Officers discussed.


1. Nominations for Local Union Officers and Delegates to the I.O. Convention will be held at 8:00 P.M., May 1, 2014 at the regular Membership Meeting at the Local Union Hall, 2909 Anthony Lane, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


2. At the conclusion of nominations for each office the Chairman shall call "Are there any more nominations" three (3) times before closing the nominations for that particular office.


3. All nominating speeches will be limited to three (3) minutes.


4. There will be no more than two (2) seconding speeches and they are limited to two (2) minutes each.


5. At the meeting of the Local Union when nominations are made, after nominations have closed, the President shall appoint an  Election Judge and as many Tellers as are required, who shall serve as an Election Board to Conduct the election.  No candidate for an office shall be eligible to serve on this Board (Excerpt:  Article III, Section 4 (a) Local Union By-Laws).


6. The Election Board shall conduct the Local Union election in accordance with the procedures as outlined in the By-Laws and  I.B.E.W. Constituion.


7. After nominations have been made and those nominated are found to be qualified in conformance with I.B.E.W. Constitution and the Local Union By-Laws Article III, Section 9 (d) which provides that "No member shall be eligible for office unless he/she has been a member of Local Union 160 in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years immediately prior to nomination.  No member shall be nominated for office unless he/she is present or signified their willingness in writing to be a candidate at the time of nominations".  (Note:  Article XVI, Section 10, I.B.E.W. Constitution.)  The candidate must verify that the President has received his/her written request to accept the nomination, prior to the start of Membership Meeting on May 1, 2014.  In each Local Union whose members participate in the Pension Benefit Fund, no member shall be eligible to serve as Financial Secretary unless he/she is also a participant in the Pension Benefit Fund (A Membership), unless this requirement is waived by the International President. (Note:  Article XVI, Section 6, I.B.E.W. Constitution.)


8. The Election Board shall have ballots prepared, listing in alphabetical order the names of all candidates for each respective office, beginning with President.  Such ballots shall not contain any identifying numbers or marks (Excerpt:  Article III, Section 4 (b) Local Union By-Laws).


9. The Election Judge may be off the job at his discretion all the time he feels necessary to oversee the Election and Election Procedure.


10. The Election Judge and Tellers be paid straight time for the first eight (8) hours in any one day and time and one half after that including expenses.


11. Ballots shall be mailed out no later than Thursday, May 15, 2014.


12. The Election Judge and Tellers will open the locked P.O. Box at 9:00 A.M., Monday, June 16, 2014 and proceed to count ballots (in accordance with Article III, Section 4 (e), of the Local Union By-Laws) at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis Hotel, 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota.


13. When the total ballot count is made, the Election Judge and each Teller shall receive a copy of the total ballot count, also, one copy shall be placed on the Union Bulletin Board.


14. In case a run-off election is necessary, such run-off shall be twenty-one (21) days after the regular election is held.  Ballots to be mailed out on Monday, July 7, 2014 and counted on Monday,  August 4, 2014 at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis Hotel, 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota, beginning at 9:00 A.M. (Local Union By-laws, Article III, Section 4, (n) and (o)).


15. As per Article XII, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Local Union By-Laws and in conformance with I.B.E.W. Constitution, the Unit Officers for Becker, Great River Energy and Missouri Valley Units shall be nominated at the regular meeting of each Unit in May and elected in June of the year the Local Union elects Officers.  Only members of each such unit in good standing are eligible to nominate and vote for the Unit's Officers.


16. The offices to be nominated and filled are:  President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, five (5) Executive Board members and seven (7) I.O. Convention Delegates.  Business Manager/Financial Secretary and President are Delegates to the I.O. Convention by virtue of their office (Local Union By-Laws Article VII, Section 3).


               A.  All candidates for the I.O. Convention must pay their full union dues by                 June 10, 2016 for the months of; July, August and September.





"ATTENTION MEMBERS"


To:         All members of Local Union 160, I.B.E.W.


Re:         Nomination and Election of Local Union Officers, Executive Board, Unit   Officers and Delegates to the I.O. Convention.


Nominations and election of Union Officers, Executive Board, and Delegates to the I.O. Convention will be conducted in conformance with the IBEW Constitution and Article III of the L.U. By-Laws.  Nominations will take place at the regular membership meeting on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:00 P.M. at the L.U. 160 IBEW Hall, 2909 Anthony Lane, St. Anthony, MN.  The Officers elected will serve a three (3) year term commencing on July 3, 2014.


The offices to be nominated and filled are: President, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, five (5) Executive Board members and seven (7) delegates to the I.O. Convention.  Business Mangager/Financial Secretary and President are Delegates to the I.O. Convention by virtues of their office (L.U. By-laws Article VII, Section 3).


All candidates for the I.O. Convention must pay their full union dues by June 10, 2016 for the months of July, August and September.


Ballots will be mailed out on Thursday, May 15, 2014.


The Election Judge and Tellers will open the locked P.O. Box at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, June 16, 2014, and proceed to count the ballots (in accordance with Article III, Section 4 (e), of the L.U. By-Laws) at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota.


In case a run-off election is necessary, such run-off election shall be held twenty-one (21) days after the regular election is held (L.U. By-Laws Article III, Section 4,(n & o).  Ballots to be mailed out Monday, July 7, 2014 and counted on Monday, August 4, 2014 beginning at 9:00 A.M. at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota.


All voting for the above shall be by mail ballot as provided for in Article III, of the L.U. By-Laws


As per Article XII, Section2, of the L.U. By-Laws - Unit Officers for the Becker, Great River Energy and Missouri Valley Units shall be nominated at the regular meeting of each unit in May and elected in June of the year the Local Union elects officers.  Only members of each Unit in good standing are eligible to nominate and vote for the Unit's officers.






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