Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Dear APFA Member Activist,
The election of our new National Officers is in about two weeks. January 29th to be exact. We’re asking for your help in spreading the word…”Get Out the Vote”
Here’s some information to share on the line:
Voter Eligibility, Ballots & Term of Office
Only APFA members are eligible to vote in elections. To become an APFA member, please contact the APFA Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-540-0108, ext. 8153.
Also, under APFA’s Constitution, in order for your ballot to be counted, a member must be in good standing – not more than 60 days in dues arrears. If you are more than 60 days behind in your dues, or if you are not certain of your dues status, contact the APFA Dues Department at email@example.com or call 817-540-0108, ext. 8151.
You must be dues current by 5 pm CT, January 24, 2020, for your ballot to be counted.
Ballots must be received by 1000 CT, January 29, 2020.
In order to receive a ballot, a member must have a current mailing address on file with APFA.
National Officers Term of Office
The newly-elected National Officers will assume office on April 1, 2020, for a four-year term of office ending on March 31, 2024.
Ballot Count, Nominations, Elections & Runoff
Per the APFA Constitution: Ballots shall be counted in the metropolitan area where the APFA headquarters is located. Ballots may be handled and counted by an independent accounting or balloting firm which has been approved by the Executive Committee and the NBC shall oversee all such balloting for accuracy of procedures.
At the conclusion of the vote count, the NBC shall certify the results of the vote for each position. The date of such certification shall be the canvassing date. The NBC shall submit this certification in writing to the National Secretary. The National Secretary shall notify the candidate(s) and/or the membership of the balloting results by the APFA “Hotline”, by posting on all APFA bulletin boards and on the official APFA website.
In any balloting for National Officer, the candidate receiving the majority of the valid votes cast for an office shall be deemed elected to that office and shall be so notified by the National Secretary.
The National Officer Elections require a candidate receive 50% plus 1 to win. If no candidate receives this amount, then a runoff will take place.
If no candidate receives a majority of the valid votes cast for a national office, the NBC shall, within ten (10) days following the Canvassing Date, prepare and send to the membership a run-off ballot containing the names of the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of valid votes cast.
For more information regarding the voting process, click the links to read hotlines from the National Ballot Committee.
Thank you for being a Member Activist. Staying informed, up-to-date and active is at the very heart of our Union.
Continue wearing your Member Activist pin, invite coworkers to join the ranks of the Member Activist program and to wear their APFA Union pin. And finally, VOTE!
APFA National Communications Chair & Mobilizer