IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LOCAL 764 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING JUNE 18, 2020
As previously announced, Local 764 will have nominations for the offices of President, Vice-President and four Trustees at the Regular Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 18th at 2:30 pm. Because this is an official Membership Meeting and not an informational Town Hall, you must be a member in good standing to attend. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions on gatherings imposed by governmental authorities, this meeting will be held through the online platform GoToMeeting.
Nominations for all offices will be conducted as per Article IV, Section 5 of Local 764’s Constitution and By-Laws (available to members in the members section of the Local 764 website) with certain modifications necessary for the online platform process as follows:
To be eligible for office, a person must have been a member in good standing for a period of not less than two years and must have attended at least four regular membership meetings within that two-year period. A member wishing to apply for a waiver of the meeting requirement must make a written request (email is fine) to the Executive Board at [email protected] at least ONE HOUR (1:30 pm) before the 2:30 online virtual meeting on June 18th, 2020.
To place a name in nomination, it shall take a sponsor and a second, neither of which may be the nominee in question. Any member in good standing may make a nomination or a second either by email or regular US mail prior to the 2:30 pm June 18th meeting, or at the meeting, online in real time. Mail nominations should be sent to the Secretary/Treasurer’s attention at 545 W 45th Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10036. Email nominations should be sent to [email protected]. Nomination letters/emails should state the name of the member you would like to nominate, and the office for which you are nominating that member. Nominations letters/emails must be received by the Secretary/Treasurer by or prior to 2:30 pm on June 18th, 2020.
Real time, online nominations may also be made through the online platform during the meeting. Members who register and attend the Member Online Meeting on June 18th, 2020 at 2:30 pm may nominate candidates during the meeting. Members may either speak or use the “chat” function in the platform. For more information on how to use these features, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer at [email protected].
Nominations shall take place for the following offices:
A member wishing to accept a nomination who will not be present at the real time online virtual meeting may file an acceptance in writing (letter or email) to the President at [email protected] or to 545 W 45th Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10036 by or prior to 2:30 pm on June 18th, 2020. Members filing an acceptance in writing must indicate the office they wish to accept.
Any member wishing to accept a nomination for an elective office who will be present at the real time online virtual meeting may do so during the meeting. Members may either speak or use the “chat” function in the platform. For more information on how to use these features, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer at [email protected].
Please note: As per Local 764’s Constitution, nominees must have both a sponsor and a second, and may not nominate themselves. No member shall accept nomination for more than one office.
Electioneering: Immediately following the nominations, each candidate will be given an opportunity to address the membership. Nominees may do so on the online platform or may send a statement to be read by another member, or the Secretary/Treasurer. The member (including the Secretary/Treasurer) must read the exact copy as submitted by the candidate and not change, correct and/or editorialize.
Candidates may submit a biography or statement of no more than 250 words to be included with the ballot. Statements must be submitted to the Election Board by 9:00 am Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
All elements of the election, except as noted herein, will be conducted in accord with the Local 764 Constitution. Ballots will be mailed out during the week following the nominations, and the announcement of those elected will happen on July 20th at a Special Membership Meeting.