Local officers elected in 2017, LCA officer elections in 2018

Published: September 18, 2017

Members are reminded that regular elections of Local officers are being conducted in November 2017, but regular elections for Local Committee of Adjustment (LCA) officers are not held until 2018.

As per the Constitution’s Article 21B, Section 57, Local officers are elected every three years, and LCA officers are elected every four years.

According to Article 21B, Section 56, the “…elective officers of a Local shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and a Board of Trustees consisting of three (3) members. By action of a Local, the office of Secretary and Treasurer may be separated and elections held to fill each office….”

Locals will be taking nominations for Local officers this October, with the tabulation of ballots scheduled for November 2017. Vacancies in other positions, such as Legislative Representative, Alternate Legislative Representative, Local Chairperson, Vice Local Chairperson or LCA Secretary can also be addressed at this time.

The positions of Delegate and Alternate Delegate do not need to be addressed at this time, as there is no role for these positions between conventions. Delegates to the Transportation Division convention, and their Alternates, will be elected in the autumn of 2018. Those Locals entitled to additional Delegates for the General Convention will elect those Delegates in the spring of 2019.

A chart indicating when the various elections are scheduled can be downloaded from:

https://smart-union.org/td/secretary-and-treasurer-tools/secretary-treasurer-forms/