Local and General Committee Elections
Under the provisions of Article Twenty-One B (21B), Section 57, of the SMART Constitution, elections of local officers and local committee of adjustment officers will be held by all Transportation Division Locals in November 2014. Also, in accordance with provisions of Article Twenty-One B (21B), Section 82, lines 27-32 and lines 95-96, mail referendum elections of Transportation Division general chairpersons will be held in November 2014, and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article Twenty-One B (21B), Section 57, of the SMART Constitution (General chairperson elections will be conducted if there are less than three locals on the property.).
The election of Transportation Division legislative representatives and alternate legislative representatives will not be held until 2015, except permanent vacancies that exist in either of these positions should be filled during this election. The election of Transportation Division delegates and alternate delegates will not be held again until 2018.
For your guidance, “Special Circular No. 30 – August 2014” and “How to Hold Elections for Local Officers, Local Committee of Adjustment Officers, and General Chairpersons (by Mail Referendum),” which includes a sample ballot, have been posted on this website. (Ballots should be obtained from an outside source, such as a union printer, instead of using a computer or copying machine to make ballots. The printing company should be asked to provide an official count of the number of ballots printed.) Also depicted in the accompanying flyer is a sample postcard labeled “SPECIAL NOTICE,” to be used to give notice of the call for nominations and notice of the election. The flyer also includes the voting instructions supplied to members in mail referendums.
For those Locals that will conduct a mail referendum, samples of the three envelopes required in elections also are depicted in the flyer.
View “Special Circular No. 30 – August 2014” here.
View “How to Hold Elections for Local Officers, Local Committee of Adjustment Officers, and General Chairpersons (by Mail Referendum)” here.
View Department of Labor publication on conducting local elections here.
Additional resources for conducting elections can be found here.