August 2019

SEIU Local 400 PG Elections Info

 

ELECTION COMMITTEE

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 400PG

9700 Old Marlboro Pike

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

 

 

 

MEMORANDUM

 

 

TO:                  General Membership                           DATE:             August 21, 2019

 

FROM:            Election Committee                             SUBJECT:            Procedure for

                                                                                                              Nomination of Officers

 

            The Local 400PG Constitution and By-Laws provide that an election committee of seven (7) members shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board.  No more than three (3) members from the Executive Board may be appointed to the Election Committee.  No candidate for office shall serve on the Election Committee.  The President shall have the authority to fill any vacancy.  The President shall not serve on this Committee. 

On August 13, 2019, the President appointed the following SEIU Local 400 PG members and alternates to the Election Committee:

 

            (1)  Willie Sanders

            (2)  Jeanette Starks

            (3)  William Cook

            (4)  Porshia H. Mitchell

            (5   Sharon Smith

            (6)  Mary Langley

            (7)  Ashley Rawlings

            (8) Florine Smith*

            (9) Kwesi Little*

           (10) Charnita Bey*

 

The Chairman of the Committee is William Cook.

 

            This is an election year for Local 400PG and we need your participation.  The following officers must be elected every four (4) years and there is no limit on the number of terms officers may serve:

 

  • President
  • Executive Vice-President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Recording Secretary
  • At-Large executive Board Members (3)
  • Trustees (3)

*Alternates

           

 

 

 

The By-Laws provide at Section 5 of Article XIII the following Election Procedures:

 

  1.    Nomination of candidates for election will be provided to the Election

                           Committee by petition of five (5) members in good standing no later

                           than 12:00 o’clock noon one week before the scheduled membership

                           meeting where nominations will be made.  All nominees shall be members

                           in good standing. (NOMINATIONS WILL BE MADE AT THE GENERAL

                            MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019).

 

           

  1. Nominations shall be held at the membership meeting in September in

                           the year in which the election is held and no member will be entitled to

                           election who is not nominated as set forth in (A) above.

 

  1.    The Election Committee shall obtain the written consent of each nominee,

                           must ensure that there is at least one nominee for each office, and will

                           submit the names of eligible nominees to the President on or before

                             11:00 o’clock a.m. at the membership meeting in September in the year

                           in which the election is held.

 

            No individual may run for more than one office.  However, an individual may run for an office of this Local Union and for delegate to any Convention of any affiliated organization.  The

Chairman of the Election Committee shall notify any member of his/her nomination for more than one office and said member shall elect to which office he/she chooses to stand for election.

 

  1.    The Chairman of the Election Committee will notify each nominee of

                             his/her eligibility.  Members of the Election Committee are not eligible

                            to run for office.  Any member not eligible under this Constitution

                            to stand for or be elected to office shall be advised of such in writing

                            and given the opportunity to appeal.  The Election Committee will notify

                            the President of any appeals and the results thereof.  Said appeals must

                            be held within the period beginning 12:00 o’clock Noon of the day in

                            September when the nominations are held and end no later than 12:00

Noon

                            of the day before the meeting in October of the year in which the election

                            is held.  (THE OCTOBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE

                              HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019).

 

  1.     The Election Committee shall determine the manner and means by which

                            the election shall be held.  The election shall be held in October.  The  

election of

                             officers may be conducted exclusively by mail.  In any election conducted

by mail,

                            ballots shall be mailed not later than October 1, and must be returned

                            with a postmark not later than October 19.  (THE 2019 ELECTION

                            COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT THE ELECTION OF

                            EXCLUSIVELY BY MAIL).

 

  1.    Voting shall be done by secret ballot and the election to each office shall be

                           determined by a majority of votes cast.  Each candidate will be entitled to

                           an observer during the counting of ballots.  Ballots shall be counted by

                           tellers appointed by the Election Committee.  No candidate may serve as

                           a teller.  Ballots shall be preserved for one year.  Write-in candidates and

                           proxy voting shall not be permitted.

 

  1.    Members in good standing who are otherwise eligible to vote but are

                           unable to cast their secret ballot on the day of the election due to their

                           inability to attend the membership meeting because of a physical disability,

                           absence form the geographic area by more than fifty (50) miles,

                           confinement in a hospital or other health care facility, or such other

                           reason as may be approved by the Elections Committee, may request

                           and obtain a ballot from the Chairman of the Elections Committee

                           no sooner than three (3) days before the date of the scheduled membership

                           meeting when the elections will be held.  Said ballot must be completed

                           by the member and returned to the Chairman of the Elections Committee,

                           or such place as the Committee from time to time may designate, on or

                           before the date on which the membership meeting is held for the purpose

                           of electing officers of this Local Union.  Said ballots will be referred to as

                           absentee ballots and will only be counted if the number of absentee ballots

                           could change the outcome of the an election for any office being filled at

                           the time of election.  Once the ballots are opened, however, the votes for

                           all offices shall be counted and the votes appropriately credited to those

                           of the respective candidates received by secret ballot.  Absentee ballots

                           received after the time set by the Election Committee on the day before

                           the date of the election shall not be counted.

 

  1.    Those members elected to office shall assume their offices at the

                           membership meeting in January of the following year and be formally

                           installed during that membership meeting.

 

 

  1.            No candidate (including a prospective candidate) for any office in this

                           Local Union or affiliated body or supporter of a candidate may

                           solicit or accept financial support or any other direct or indirect

                           support of any kind from any non-member of the International Union.

 

 

            To be fully informed of any appeal rights that may apply to the elections, all members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Article XIII, Section 5, Election Procedures, and   Section 6, Election Appeals.  Should you have any questions, they should be directed to one of the members of the Election Committee named in this memorandum.

 

           

 

            PETITIONS FOR NOMINATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE (www.seiulocal400pg.org),  PICKED UP FROM MEMBERS OF THE ELECTION COMMITTEE, OR FROM THE UNION OFFICE NOWPETITIONS MAY BE RETURNED TO THE ELECTION COMMITTEE AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO, BUT NOT LATER THAN, 12:00 O’CLOCK NOON ON Friday, September 20, 2019. 

 

THE MAILING ADDRESS FOR THE MAILING OF BALLOTS TO THE ELECTION COMMITTEE IS:

 

                                                SEIU LOCAL 400 PG

                                                ELECTION COMMITTEE

                                                P.O. BOX ______

                                                UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND  _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION

 

 

Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 5, Election Procedures of the SEIU Local 400PG

 

Constitution and By-Laws, the undersigned members in good standing of SEIU Local 400PG

 

hereby nominate ___________________for office of ________________________

 

in the 2019 Election of Officers.

 

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________             ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

______________________            ______________________________________

Name                                                                                       EIN Number

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

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