National Election Information

Noel V. S. Murrain, Secretary

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF POSTAL AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS REGULAR ELECTION OF NATIONAL OFFICERS IN JUNE 2017 BY MAIL BALLOT REFERENDUM. THE OFFICES TO BE FILLED, THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY AND THE PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATING IN THIS ELECTION ARE SET FORTH BELOW.

OFFICES TO BE FILLED:

  • PRESIDENT
  • FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
  • SECOND VICE PRESIDENT (non-postal employee only)
  • SECRETARY
  • TREASURER-COMPTROLLER (part time position)
  • EDITOR (part time position)

Qualifications for Candidacy

Any member in continuous good standing for the two (2) years immediately prior to March 1 of the election year shall be eligible to be a candidate for any national office, except Second Vice President. To be eligible for Second Vice President, a member must be a non-postal employee and must have been in continuous good standing for the two (2) year period immediately prior to March I of the election year.

No person shall be eligible to be elected, or hold office, on the National level, who is serving or serves in a supervisory, 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.

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.

Nominating Procedures

Any member in good standing may nominate any candidate of his or her choice for any National Office. A nominee for any office must submit a petition containing at least one hundred (100) signatures or nominations, but not more than twenty-five (25) from any one District will be counted, in order to have his or her name placed on the National ballot. No candidate shall be required to pay a filing fee in order to be eligible to be a candidate for any National Office. Any member or members may solicit nominations or signatures 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 Postmaster until authorized by the Chairman of the Election Commit¬tee to deliver it to the Election Committee.

All petitions must be addressed to the Election Committee 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 contain the following information:

  • (a) The name, social security number (optional), and Local number of the member being nominated;
  • (b) the national 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 specified 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 notice 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.

Notes

  1. "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.
  2. "Good Standing" is defined as a member who is entitled to all benefits of the Alliance because he has 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.
  3. NAPPE its Districts and Locals must cooperate with nominators/nominees in supplying addresses and locations of members or units whom said nominator/ nominee wishes to contact.