Official Notice Nominations and Elections IBEW Local Union 1600
The nominations for officers of Local Union 1600 will be held at the September 2020 unit meetings beginning on September 15, 2020 through September 17, 2020.
Tuesday September 15, 2020
Ephrata 1600-8 6:00pm Ephrata VFW 141 S. State Street Ephrata Pa
Susquehanna 1600-7 7:00pm VFW Post 804 1258 Millville Road, Bloomsburg Pa
Wednesday September 16, 2020
Northern 1600-6 6:00pm Sheraton 4 Points Hotel 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton Pa
Lancaster 1600-3 7:00pm AmVets Post 19 715 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster Pa
Thursday September 17, 2020
Harrisburg 1600-2 7:00pm New Cumberland VFW 109 3rdStreet, New Cumberland Pa
General Office1600-1 6:00pm Local 1600 1259 Grange Road, Allentown Pa
Lehigh 1600-4 6:00pm Local 1600 1259 Grange Road, Allentown Pa
Central 1600-5 6:00pm Comfort Inn Rte93 & Kiwanis, West Hazleton Pa
Anyone desiring to be nominated must be present during the nominations or provide a written and signed statement that they will accept the nomination. No member may be a candidate for more than one Local Union office or more than one Unit Office. He/She must immediately declare the office for which they will be a candidate.
Nominations will proceed in the order of office as listed in the IBEW Constitution and Local 1600’s Bylaws. The term of office shall be three (3) years:
LOCAL UNION OFFICES
President-Financial Secretary (Delegate to the International Convention)
Executive Board (8) one per Unit
Unit Chairman (8) one per Unit
Unit Vice Chairman (8) one per Unit
Unit Recorder (8) one per Unit
Unit Executive Committee (4) per union
In order to be nominated to a Local Union Office, a member must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous good standing in Local Union 1600. In order to be nominated to a Unit Office, a member must have a minimum of six (6) months of continuous good standing in that Unit.
Good standing means that the member is current in their payment of dues and has been for two (2) years (Local Office or six (6) month (Unit Office) preceding the nominations.
An election judge and tellers will be appointed. None of these may be candidate for any office.
The election shall be conducted by mail ballot and ballots shall be counted beginning at 10:00am on November 2, 2020.
Only those ballots that are contained in the proper P.O. Box at the time of pickup by the Judge of Elections shall be counted.
All members in good standing shall be mailed a ballot not less then fifteen (15) days prior to the above specified date.
All elections shall be decided for the candidate receiving the most votes.
Local Union officers shall be installed and begin their three (3) year terms at the December 7, 2020 Executive Board Meeting. Unit Officers shall be installed at the December 2020 unit meetings.
Any member who believes a protest of the election is warranted is urged to contact the election judge within 10 days after the ballots are counted. Further, protests of the election may be filed in writing with the International Vice President of the Third District within thirty (30) days following the election. The decision of the International Vice President shall conclude the processing of protest within the IBEW.
In the event the protesting member is not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President, the member may submit his/her protest to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Nominations will also be accepted for the IBEW International Convention to be held In Chicago, Illinois in 2021