Part VIII: Chapter Elections

Section 1.

Candidates for Election

Any candidate for election to any office of the Chapter must be a member of the Chapter.

Section 2.

Eligibility to Vote

All members of the Chapter and within election guidelines are eligible to vote in all Chapter elections and to nominate candidates for Chapter office.

Section 3.

Elections of Chapter Officers

All elected Chapter officers shall be selected in the following manner:

(A) No less than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled election, the Chapter must mail to each member at his/her last known address, and post on the Chapter website, a Notice of Nominations and Notice of Election, which shall:

(1) Identify the offices to be filled;

(2) Specify the date, time and place for any special meeting for the purpose of nominations for office or state that nominations must be submitted to the Chairperson of the Election and Nominations Committee in writing fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled election date; and

(3) The Chairperson of the Elections and Nominations Committee shall notify all nominees of their nominations for office in writing.

(C) A member otherwise eligible to run for office shall become a bona fide candidate only upon his/her nomination for office and acceptance of the nomination. Acceptance of a nomination must be made in writing no later than five (5) days prior to the scheduled election date, unless the Chapter’s Executive Board has authorized nominations from the floor on the date of the election.

(D) The election shall be held on the date, time and place specified in the Notice of Election. The election shall be by secret ballot to be placed in boxes in each SEC Office where the election is held, unless the Chapter Executive Board has authorized the use of a mail ballot election or some standard type of election mechanical device insuring secret ballot by machine vote.

(E) The candidate for each office who receives a plurality of members’ votes cast for that office shall be selected thereto. Where the nominee is unopposed, there shall be no necessity for the election of such nominee, and he/she shall be declared duly elected, effective as of the conclusion of the term of the previous incumbent.

(F) The Chapter Secretary shall maintain for one (1) year all used, unused, and challenged ballots, envelopes used to mail marked ballots in the case of a mail ballot election, tally sheets and related documents.

Section 4.

Challenges to Elections

Any Member of the Chapter who wishes to challenge an election conducted under these Bylaws must do so pursuant to Part IV of the NTEU National Bylaws.