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Four Vacancies on Executive Board

by Maria Moreno, CTU Financial Secretary  |  10/04/2017

Update: Election to Fill Vacancies on the CTU Executive Board

In addition to the two (2) executive board functional vice president vacancies that were announced in September via email and the Chicago Teachers Union website, two (2) PSRP functional vice president positions are available.

There are currently four (4) vacancies on the CTU Executive Board:

  • One (1) Elementary School Teacher Functional Vice President
  • One (1) High School Teacher Functional Vice President
  • One (1) PSRP Vision Screening & Audiometric/Audio-Visual Technicians, Speech/Language Pathology Paraeducator, Bilingual Assistants or Hospital Licensed Practical/Health Service Nurse Functional Vice President
  • One (1) PSRP School Community Representative, Parent Advocates, Parent Advocate Bilingual or Community Relations Representatives I & II Functional Vice President

All voting members of the functional groups of the House of Delegates may vote for one (1) candidate for each vacancy, no matter how many are nominated.

THE PROCEDURE IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Nominations for vacancies shall be advertised on the CTU website and via email preceding the nomination meeting, in the Chicago Union Teacher and in the meeting notice bulletin for the month of the election.
  2. Only those members of the House of Delegates, who represent the functional group to be voted on, may nominate, second the nomination and vote. Only persons in the functional group may be nominated. Associate delegates may vote.
  3. At the October, November and December House of Delegates meetings, citywide delegates will be asked to declare which functional group they will vote with – elementary or high school.
  4. Nominations will be taken from the floor and seconded from the floor at either the October or the November House of Delegates meeting.
  5. Voting shall take place at the December House of Delegates meeting following the nomination meeting.
  6. Prior to the House of Delegates meeting where voting will take place, all eligible candidate names will be posted by functional group on the CTU website, listed in alphabetical order by last name.
  7. Pre-printed ballots will be provided by the Rules-Elections Committee. To prioritize the order, the Rules-Elections Committee will put names in a hat and list them in order of selection. Elected members of the Executive Board may vote within their functional group. Non-voting members of Executive Board may not vote, unless they are a delegate.
  8. At the meeting where the voting is to take place, each nominee shall have the opportunity to speak for one minute in the order in which they appear on the ballot, if they so desire.
  9. Delegates will be called to the voting area to pick up the ballots, have their badges checked and sign the voters’ signature list.
  10. Voters will place cast ballots in boxes at the designated locations.
  11. When voting is complete, Rules-Elections Committee members will count the ballots.
  12. Up to two representatives per candidate may be present during the counting. The candidate may be one of the representatives.
  13. The president will announce the results by the end of the meeting.
  14. If a candidate receives a majority (more than half) of the votes cast, that candidate will be seated in the vacant position. In the case that no candidate for a given position receives a majority of the votes cast, the position will remain vacant until a runoff election is held at the next House meeting. The runoff election will be between those candidates receiving the two highest vote totals in the initial election. Runoff ballots will list candidates in order of the number of votes received and beginning with the highest number of votes. In the case of a runoff, each remaining nominee will be given one minute to speak at the meeting where the runoff voting is to take place. The candidates will speak in the same order as they appear on the ballot.

The Rules-Elections committee requests that the voting take place as early in the meeting as possible.

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