To All Unit Members:
As per the Constitution and By-Laws of AFT Local 1904, an Elections Committee has been properly constituted consisting of members who are not running for office with myself, David Trubatch, as chairperson.
With this email, the Elections Committee hereby notifies the dues-paying members (henceforth referred to as 'members') that we are currently accepting nominations for the following offices:
Internal Vice President
External Vice President
Associate VP Personnel
Professional Staff Negotiations Leader
Librarian Negotiations Leader
Professional Staff Coordinator
Also, eleven (11) delegates to the State Council must be elected. It should be noted that the President is automatically a delegate to the State Council and any Officer may also serve as a Council Delegate.
Any full dues paying member wishing to have their name on the ballot for any of the above positions, including Council Delegate, are required to complete a Nominating Petition with ten (10) signatures of full-dues-paying members, which is then delivered to me, David Trubatch, via interoffice mail or directly in my mailbox in the office of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Any nominations received before the April 4th General Union Meeting will be included on a sample ballot to be shown at that meeting. Additionally, at that April 4th meeting, nominations for office will be accepted from the floor. At the end of the April 4th General Union Meeting, nominations for officers and delegates will be officially closed.
Note that only full members may nominate someone to run for an office. Members can nominate themselves with the required Nomination Petition.
The nomination process at the April 4th meeting will be conducted by the Elections Committee. Following the nominations, the committee will read aloud the nominations and the positions for which they were nominated.
If there are contested positions, the chair of the Elections Committee will place names for each contested position in a hat or box to draw for position on the ballot. Each candidate will be able to observe this if they or a designee are present. Then, the Council of New Jersey State College Locals will conduct the election by mail ballot. The Council will work under the supervision of the Elections Committee as to ballot design, name placement and mailing to dues-paying AFT members only.
From the point where nominations are final, the Elections Committee shall have total supervision of the election process. A level and equal playing field will exist for all candidates and use of the Local’s membership list via labels and/or the Local’s email list with all election materials going through the committee and/or Council.
If there are no contested positions on the ballot, the elections will be conducted electronically via ELVIS.
The election will be conducted the week of April 9th and will be open for a minimum of 5 full working days. If there are any questions please direct them to me via email email@example.com.
Chair of the AFT Local 1904 2012 Elections Committee