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UBCP/ACTRA Executive Board By-election 2018

Due to a vacancy for the position of Director on the UBCP/ACTRA Executive Board (Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020) a by-election will be held.

1.   Election Committee: The majority of members of the Election Committee from the 2017 Election have agreed to sit for the by election. The  Election Committee is the body responsible for ensuring fair and impartial conduct of the election process.  The purpose of the Election Committee is fundamentally to act in an impartial manner regarding all Candidates for election and to ensure the election process is run fairly.  The Election Committee will be assisted by Union Staff:  Sue Brouse (Director, Member Services and Human Resources), Connie Brown (Director of Finance), Alison Stewart (Communications Officer) and Max Bygraves (Communications Officer).  The Election process will be monitored by the Union’s auditors, Wolrige Mahon LLP.

The members of the Election Committee are:   Anna Hagan (Chair), Kwesi Ameyaw, Duncan Fraser, Liza Huget and Natasha Vasiluk.

2.   Election Rules: The linked below Election Rules are self-explanatory and describe how the election is to be conducted.

3.  Call for Nominations:  The Call for Nominations form is linked below and describes the process for nominating another Member as a Candidate for election or becoming a Candidate.  Please note that the close for nominations is JULY 3rd at 4:30 PM.

4.  Election Nomination Form:  This is the form to be used to nominate a Member to run for office.  If you are being nominated or are nominating a Member, please ensure that you complete the entire form and that all Members signing the form – Candidate, Nominator, Seconder – are Members in good standing.  If you are unsure of your Membership status, please email info@ubcp.com or call Alison Stewart or Max Bygraves at the Union office (604.689.0727).  You may wish to ask your nominator / seconder to confirm their Membership status as well in order to avoid the possibility of an invalid nomination form.

All Full Members are encouraged to consider running for office, or to nominate a fellow Member. Voting instructions and passwords will be sent electronically (or via Canada Post only if we do not have an email address on file for you) on July 6, 2018. Electronic voting will open on July 20th and close on July 31st. 2018.  The results will be communicated via email and posted on our website by August 2nd, 2018.

Pursuant to the Bylaws, there will be a 14 day campaigning period. During this time, an All Candidates Meeting will be held. This is the best time to meet and become informed about the candidates. Watch your emails for reminders about this very important meeting. The date of the All Candidates Meeting is Saturday July 14TH, 10:00 AM, at the UBCP/ACTRA Offices. Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions regarding this notice or the election process, please contact the Election Committee through Sue Brouse 604 689 0727 Ext# 2257, (sue.brouse@ubcp.com) or Connie Brown 604 689 0727 Ext# 2245, (connie.brown@ubcp.com).

Click here for: Election Rules, Call for Nominations, Nomination Form and Election Committee Responsibilities

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