Local 96 Nomination Notice

NOMINATION NOTICE FOR AFGE LOCAL UNION 96 Mailed February 28, 2020 

Pursuant to AFGE 9th District NVP Michael C. Kelly’s decision to re-run AFGE Local 96’s election, the nomination of Officers and Delegates will be accepted from the floor at a Special Nominations Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Enright Building, 3710 Enright Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108. 

Offices to be filled are President, 1st Vice President-Professional, 1st Vice President-Non-Professional, 2nd Vice President-Professional, 2nd Vice President-Non-Professional, and Secretary-Treasurer, and 2 delegates to the 9th District Caucus, AFGE National Convention and National VA Council National Convention; in accordance with the AFGE Local 96 by-laws. By virtue of election, the Local’s Executive Board, will serve as automatic delegates. 

Qualifications for office are: be a member in good standing of this local; be a member for one year of an AFGE local immediately preceding the closing of the nomination process and may not be a member in any labor organization not affiliated with the AFL-CIO. 

The term in office will run for 3 years, ending with the installation of officers following the regularly scheduled elections in December of 2022. Placement on the ballot will be determined by alphabetical order at the close of nominations. 

Candidates shall not run for more than one office in the same local election. However, the running as a delegate shall not be in conflict with an elected officer position. Any member who has signed a Dues Withholding Form (SF 1187) accepted by a responsible officer of the local is in good standing and eligible to nominate candidates. A second for nomination is not required. Self nominations are permissible. Nominations may also be made in writing and must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Election Committee’s post office box: AFGE Local 96 Election Committee, PO Box 56668, Saint Louis, MO 63156. 

IMPORTANT: AFGE ELECTION RULES FOR ACCEPTANCES OF NOMINATION WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Candidates must accept nomination at the nomination meeting OR, if not in attendance, submit a written acceptance to AFGE Local 96 Election Committee to be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the post box address listed above. A lone letter of acceptance is a self-nomination. The member making the nomination has the responsibility of informing the nominee of his or her nomination and ensuring the nominee accepts the nomination in writing before the above deadline OR by attendance at the meeting where they can personally accept the nomination. 

Details regarding the election and ballot count will be provided in a separate Election Notice mailed to all Local 96 members in March of 2020. Each candidate may have a reasonable number of observers who are members, present throughout the election process, including the tally of ballots. Any protests concerning the election must be received by the Election Committee in writing prior to, during, or within 10 days after the election. This election is governed by the AFGE Rules of Conduct for Election, set forth in Appendix A of the AFGE National Constitution. 

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