District Election Information
Noel V. S. Murrain
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF POSTAL AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS REGULAR ELECTION OF DISTRICT OFFICERS IN JUNE 2017 BY MAIL BALLOT REFERENDUM. THE OFFICES TO BE FILLED, (SEE DISTRICT ELECTION NOTICES) THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY AND THE PROCE¬DURES FOR NOMINATING IN THIS ELECTION ARE SET FORTH BELOW.
Qualifications for Candidacy
Any member in "continuous good standing" for the two years immediately prior to March 1 of the election year shall be eligible to be a candidate for District President, and one (1) year for any other office in his or her respective District, but no member shall be allowed to be a candidate for both a National and a District Office at the same time.
No person shall be eligible to be elected, or hold office, on the District level, who is serving or serves in a supervi¬sory, acting supervisory or any management position, or in a position creating a conflict of interest as determined by the Office of Personnel Management and/or the National Executive Board. District Presidents are prohibited from holding any office in the Local.
No person who is an officer or represents in an official capacity, any other Labor Union shall be elected or allowed to serve in any capacity as a representative of the Alliance.
Any member in good standing may nominate any candi¬date of his or her choice for any District Office. A nominee for the office of District President must submit a petition containing at least fifty (50) signatures or nomina¬tions, but not more than twenty (20) from any one Local within the District will be counted, and the nominee for any other Dis¬trict office must submit a petition containing at least fifteen (15) signatures or nominations without any stipulation as to which Local they come from within such District in order to be eligible to have his or her name placed on the District ballot. No candidate shall be required to pay a filing fee in order to be eligible to be a candidate for any District Office. Any member or members may solicit nominations or signa¬tures for candidates of their choice.
Not later than January of the election year the Chairman of the Election Committee shall rent a post office box in the.
Washington, DC Post Office, to which the petitions shall be sent, but the key to said box shall be retained by the Post¬master until authorized by the Chairman of the Election Committee to deliver it to the Election Committee.
All petitions must be addressed to the Election Commit¬tee at the designated Post Office Box in Washington, DC, and received by April 3 of the election year. Any petitions not in the designated post office on April 3 at 1:00 P.M. of the election year shall be disregarded. Petitions must con¬tain the following information:
- (a) The name, social security number (optional), and Local number of the member being nominated;
- (b) the District office for which the member is being nominated;
- (c) The social security number (optional) and local number of the signing member.
As used herein, "petition" means any document or paper containing original nominations, or original signatures with the required information thereon.
The Election Committee will check the eligibility of each nominee and determine whether he or she has received the required number of nominations. The Election Committee will notify each eligible candidate by certified mail not later than April 20, that he or she has been nominated for a speci¬fied office and the eligible candidate must send a letter by certified mail or e-mail to the Election Committee within (10) days of his or her receipt of nomination stating that he or she either accepts or rejects his or her nomination. If the eligible candidate fails to notify the Election Committee of his or her acceptance his or her name will not be placed on the ballot.
- "Continuous good standing" is defined as payment of all dues and assessments without interruption during the two year period in question, and nonpayment of dues and assessments is not excused by reason of leave of absence, illness, suspension, or any other reason whatsoever.
- "Good Standing" is defined as a member who is entitled to all benefits of the Alliance because be bas paid all dues and assessment levied by, and debts owing to, the National, the District, and the Local in which he is a member within ninety (90) days of their date of levy.
- NAPFE, its Districts and Locals must co-operate with nominators/nominees in supplying addresses and locations of members or units whom said nominator/nominee wishes to contact.