Call for Nomination: Bi-Election
As a result of Bette Anne’s resignation from the position of President in June, I have stepped up to the President’s role as per our constitution. As a result of that move we have a vacancy in the position of First Vice-President. As per our Constitution we will hold a bi-election for this position at our Fall General Meeting on Thursday October 25th being held at the Burlington Convention Centre on Burloak Dr.
The position of 1st VP is an integral part of our Executive and a possible step to the position of President in the future. Release time is provided to the person holding this position (some at Grid salary and some at daily OT rate). On the job training will be provided to the successful candidate and this person will attend many provincial meetings, along with the president.
This is a call for nominations.
Anyone interested should fill out the attached Nomination Form and submit it to our office before October 18 at 4:00 PM (again as per our constitution)
Anyone nominated will have an opportunity to have a one-page campaign ad placed on our website and will be asked to make a speech ( up to 3 minutes) at the Fall General Meeting. Only members attending this meeting will have the opportunity to vote. Interested candidates should read the Elections and Bi-Elections sections of our Constitution
9.5 Procedure to fill an Executive vacancy
9.5.1 Shall the office of the President become vacant, the 1st Vice President should assume the office of the President in accordance with article 7.2.3 b
9.5.2 A vacancy at the position of 1st Vice President shall be appointed by the Executive from current Executive members
9.5.3 Should a vacancy of any other position occur the current Executive shall fill the position by appointment.
9.5.4 In the event there is a vacancy in a 2 year term Executive position, the position will be filled by the Executive appointment until the next General Meeting. A by-election will be held to fill the vacancy at the next General Meeting.
9.5.5 All rules governing election (article 9) shall be in place.
9.5.6 If any vacancy still exists following a general meeting the position shall be filled by Executive appointment.
Al Bero, HEOT President
If interested, please click the nomination form to download and print it out.
Click here for: Bi-Election Nomination Form