District Lodge 190 Nominations & Election
In accordance with the dispensation granted to District Lodge 190, Nominations and Election of the following District Lodge 190 Officers and Directing Business Representative will take place as outlined herein:
- Vice President
- Trustees (3)
- Directing Business Representative
The term of office for all positions is four (4) years.
The District Lodge Officers shall be nominated from and elected by vote of the duly accredited delegates to the District Lodge and the election conducted by secret ballot.
The Directing Business Representative shall be nominated from and elected by vote of the duly accredited delegates to the District Lodge and the election shall be conducted by secret ballot. Any member who has served no less that three (3) years as an elected or appointed Business Representative of the District Lodge or a Local Lodge or lodges affiliated with the District Lodge is eligible to serve as the Directing Business Representative, provided he or she is qualified in accordance with the District Lodge 190 Bylaws and the Constitution of the IAM&AW.
Nominations will be held via District Lodge 190 Zoom Meeting on November 23, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. The District will accept nominations made at this meeting and will also accept written nominations made by accredited District Lodge 190 Delegates that are received in the District Lodge 190 office by the date and time of the Nominating meeting. Written nominations should be mailed to District Lodge 190, 8201 Capwell Drive, Oakland, California 94621. The written nomination must include the name and signature of the Delegate making the nomination.
The Election for any contested Officer or Directing Business Representative positions will be conducted by secret ballot by mail. Immediately following the Nomination meeting the District will prepare a mail ballot that will be mailed to the home address of all District Lodge 190 Delegates. Delegates must mail or return their ballot to the District Lodge 190 office no later than the official counting of the ballots by the appointed Tellers at the District Lodge 190 meeting that will be held on December 15, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. The District Lodge 190 office is located at 8201 Capwell Drive, Oakland, California 94621.
The District Lodge 190 meeting on December 15, 2021 will be held via zoom. The official ballot count will be conducted by the District Lodge 190 Tellers at the District Lodge 190 office during this meeting. Any candidate or delegate wishing to observe the vote tally can do so in person at the District Lodge 190 office. COVID protocols will be enforced for those attending in-person. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Absentee Ballot Procedure for District and Local Lodge Elections
As per the IAM Constitution, members who reside in outlying areas more than 25 miles from the designated balloting place, members who are at work during the times of the local lodge balloting, members who are either confined because of illness or injury, or on leave qualifying under U.S. and Canadian family leave laws, or working members on vacation, retirees more than 25 miles away from their residence on election day, or on official I.A.M. business approved by the Local, District or General Lodge, or on an employer travel assignment, or reserve military leave, as the case may be, shall be furnished absentee ballots.
Members applying for an absentee ballot on the basis of residing in an outlying district more than 25 miles from the designated balloting place shall have their eligibility to vote by absentee ballot determined by the Recording Secretary of the Local Lodge before the ballot is mailed. Members found not to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot will be so notified within 10 days of the receipt of their application. Before the absentee ballots are opened and counted, the inspectors of election shall determine the eligibility of the member to vote by the method, as defined in this Section, with the exception cited above.
Any member entitled to receive an absentee ballot shall make written request therefore to the Recording Secretary of the Local Lodge for the Local election by delivering in person or mailing such request to be received by the appropriate officer no later than 30 days before the election. The request must contain the member’s full name, current address and one of the reasons for requesting the absentee ballot, as outlined above.