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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:


           President-Financial Secretary (Delegate to the International Convention)

         Vice President

       Recording Secretary


                        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




Terry Elekes

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