M E M O (this memo has gone out in the mail to all members)
TO: All NAPE Members
FROM: Reg Anstey, Chief Returning Officer
In accordance with NAPE’s Constitution, nominations are invited for the following positions:
President of NAPE
Secretary/Treasurer of NAPE
Provided herein is a summary of the rules and procedures for the election. Nomination forms are available online at www.nape.ca or by request to NAPE office at 1-800-563-4442 or 754-0700 and must be signed by fifty (50) members in good standing. Nomination forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2018 via e-mail, fax, mail or in person to:
Fax: (709) 754-0726
Mail: Reg Anstey, Chief Returning Officer at NAPE, PO Box 8100, St. John’s NL AIB 3M9
In Person: 330 Portugal Cove Place, St. John’s
Copies of the rules and procedures for the election of President and Secretary/ Treasurer are available from NAPE Head Office upon request or online below.
If you know of any members not receiving a copy of this call for nominations, please ask them to contact NAPE Membership Department at 1-800-563-4442 or 754-0700, to have their names included on the voter’s list.
CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER
Candidates running for the elected offices of President and Secretary/Treasurer must meet the following minimal nomination criteria:
– be a member of NAPE in good standing; must have a signed registration card on file at NAPE Office;
– not accept a nomination for any other position being contested under a full membership vote process; and
– have his/her nomination signed by 50 NAPE members in good standing (name must be printed and signed) listing their Local number.
– pay a nomination fee of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) on February 9. Cheques will be cashed.
– Candidate’s two-sided pamphlet must be in on February 16 and print ready (PDF) format on a disk. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the information is accurate and complete.
If not more than one nomination is received for any of the two positions, the Chief Returning Officer shall, at the close of nominations, declare the person duly elected by acclamation.
TIME FRAMES FOR THE 2018 ELECTION OF NAPE’S
Election Call to be sent out by January 26, 2018.
Last day for Nominations is February 9, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Last day to submit original nomination papers is February 9, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Last day to finalize the Voters= List and provide a copy to the Elections Committee is February 12, 2018 – 5:00 p.m., however, Appendix “A” will be considered for ballots up to and including March 16, 2018 – 5:00 p.m..
Last day for candidates to submit their print ready two-sided, one-page, black and white pamphlet in PDF format on a disk to the Elections Committee for approval is February 16, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Last day to mail out ballots to the members is February 26, 2018.
Last day for the members to return their ballot is March 23, 2018 – 5:00 p.m..
Ballots in the mail picked up on the morning of March 26 will also be included.
Day for the count of the ballots is March 27, 2018.
Last date a candidate has to request a recount of the ballot is April 3, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Last day that the recount must be completed is April 6, 2018 – 5:00 p.m..
If there are no more ballots, then the last day a candidate has to disclose the source of his/her campaign contributions and campaign expenditure is April 10, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.