February, 2018 - The following correspondence is being mailed to Local 258 IBEW members in early February 2018. Please ensure your mailing address is current with the Union - mailing addresses can be updated online by logging in to the Member Resources section and selecting the Address Change Form under Member 258 Forms.
RE: Notice of Nominations for Election of Officers
Local 258 of the IBEW
In accordance with the IBEW Constitution and Local Union 258 bylaws, the nominations for Union Officers and Unit Officers will be held at the regular meetings around the Province during the month of March, 2018.
At these meetings, the Unit Chair will suspend the regular order of business to declare a "Special Order of Business" to accept nominations for the 2018 Union Elections. No member shall be nominated for more than one office. If a member is nominated for more than one office, he/she will immediately declare for which office he/she will be a candidate.
Article III, Section 4(b) of our bylaws outlines that the person being nominated does not have to be present at the meeting when he/she is nominated, but MUST have provided the Unit Recorder written evidence that he/she is willing to stand for a specific position.
No member shall be eligible for Local Union Office unless he/she has been a member of Local Union 258 in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately prior to the nomination. To be eligible to run for Unit Office, one must have been a member in continuous good standing for at least six months in that Unit. Members from one Unit may nominate members of another Unit for Local Union Office.
Any member nominated can withdraw his/her name at any time prior to election by announcement at the nomination meeting or by notification in writing to the Local Union President. Nominated candidates may prepare a summary of their history as per the IBEW Constitution. This summary must be in the hands of the Election Board no later than April 16, 2018.
All voting shall be by mail ballot. The ballots shall be mailed to each member eligible to vote on April 27, 2018. The ballots shall be counted on June 1, 2018 in the Union Office in Burnaby starting at 8:30 am. Candidates for Union Offices (except Local Union Executive Board) must receive a majority of votes cast. If a majority of votes is not received by a candidate then a run-off election shall be held between the two candidates receiving the most votes. This run-off election shall be counted on June 29, 2018 at the Union Office in Burnaby starting at 8:30 am. Candidates for Unit Offices shall be decided by the candidate receiving the most votes.
President (and delegate to the International Convention), Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Business Manager/Financial Secretary (and delegate to the International Convention), Treasurer.
Unit Chair (Executive Board Member), Unit Vice-Chair, Unit Recorder, Unit Executive Member (two).
Date, Time and Place of meetings where nominations will be accepted are as follows:
Unit 1 - March 13, 2018 Terrace Best Western Inn 7:00 pm
Unit 2 - March 15, 2018 Fort St. John Lineroom 4:30 pm
Unit 3 - March 14,2018 Kamloops IBEW 993 Hall 7:00 pm
Unit 4 - March 13, 2018 Nanaimo Legion 4:30 pm
Unit 5 - March 15, 2018 Burnaby Union Office 5:00 pm
Unit 6 - March 13, 2018 Langley Best Western 7:00 pm