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NOTICE OF 2019 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF UNION OFFICERS (See Page 2 for CHARTER DIVISION OFFICERS AND CHARTER NETWORK COUNCIL OFFICERS) AND OF DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO THE 2020 AND 2022 AFT CONVENTIONS AND 2019 IFT CONVENTION

On Friday, May 17, 2019, Union members will elect officers of the Chicago Teachers Union for a three (3)-year term ending on June 30, 2022.  All active members may vote for the President, Vice President, Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary, six (6) Trustees, three (3) Area Vice Presidents, 150 AFT/IFT Delegates and 45 AFT/IFT Alternate Delegates.  Each member will also vote for the Functional Vice Presidents of her or his own functional group.

I. HOW TO BECOME A CANDIDATE

a. All candidates for Union Officers must be nominated by petition (either by slates or individually)
b. Candidates for President, Vice President, Recording Secretary and Financial Secretary must be regular members who have been in good standing for three (3) years immediately prior to the date of nomination. Candidates for other Union offices must be regular members who have been in good standing for at least two (2) years immediately prior to the date of nomination.
c. Candidates must have petitions signed by five percent (5%) of Union members in good standing qualified to vote on the position.
d. All candidates for delegate and alternate delegate to the AFT and IFT must be members in good standing and file a petition signed by not less than 200 Union members in good standing.
e. Candidates may run individually or on a slate. Slates shall consist of two (2) or more candidates for office. Candidates choosing to run on a slate must each consent in writing to run on the slate, and the slate must have a designated name. The written consents and slate name shall be submitted to the Financial Secretary with the nominating petitions.  No candidate may withdraw from a slate after eligible candidates are announced at the April 2019 House of Delegates meeting.
f. No member may be a candidate for more than one office or be a member of more than one slate, except that members may run for both Union office and for AFT/IFT Delegate or Alternative Delegate.

II. NOMINATION PROCEDURES

a. Any Union member in good standing may obtain petitions in person from the Financial Secretary or her designee at the Union office at 1901 W. Carroll Avenue. Blank petitions for the May 17, 2019 election may be picked up beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, and ending March 25, 2019, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Only petitions provided by the Union may be utilized to nominate candidates for Union office.
b. All nominating petitions must be on file with the Office of the Financial Secretary at the Union office no later than Monday, March 25, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

III. GENERAL ELECTION PROCEDURES

a. There will be two (2) ballots. One (1) ballot for the election of Union Officers according to Functional groups, and one (1) ballot for Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the AFT Conventions and the IFT Convention.
b. No later than May 1, 2019, sample ballots with candidates’ names will be provided to all schools. These sample ballots must not be used for the vote, but are to familiarize everyone with the candidates and process for the election.
c. Members not assigned to a school unit will receive their individual ballots by mail and must vote by mail (and should only vote supplemental in a school, if necessary).
d. All citywide teachers will receive an elementary school teacher sample ballot which will be mailed to their homes the week of Monday, April 15, 2019. A citywide teacher may request a high school teacher official ballot, in writing, to Maria T. Moreno, Financial Secretary by April 12, 2019 (fax 312-329-6200) or NormaAlbor@ctulocal1.org.  Written requests must include type of ballot, printed full name and Board of Education ID number.
e. All Union members in good standing as of April 1, 2019, shall vote by secret ballot in their respective schools by presenting a union membership card paid up to at least April 30, 2019, or paid salary stub showing CTU dues deduction no earlier than January 2019, or by having their names appear on the Official CTU Voters’ Signature List that indicates who can or cannot vote in the school unit, and by signing the CTU Voters’ Signature List.
f. Slate voting rules shall be observed. The ballot or its instructions indicates on its face that a voter who casts a vote for a slate may not also vote for another individual candidate for any office that is included on the slate.  In the event any voter casts a vote for a slate and for an individual candidate for the same office included in the slate, only the slate vote shall be counted and the individual vote shall not be counted.
g. Official ballots will be mailed to the homes of citywide members not assigned to a school. Deadline for receipt of mail ballots is Friday, May 17, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  No ballots received, thereafter, shall be counted.
h. Secret balloting shall be conducted in the schools on Friday, May 17, 2019. The election is invalid if held on any day other than Friday, May 17, 2019.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF CHARTER DIVISION OFFICERS AND CHARTER NETWORK COUNCIL OFFICERS

I, HOW TO BECOME A CANDIDATE

a. To be eligible for Charter Division office a person must be a member in good standing of the Union and employed at a represented CPS Charter School for a period of two (2) years prior to the date of the election. However, this minimum period of membership shall be six (6) months if the member is in a bargaining unit represented by the Union for less than two (2) years.
b. To be eligible for Charter Network Council office, a person must be a member in good standing for a period of six (6) months prior to the date of the election (or a longer period if required under the Council by-laws)
c. All candidates for Charter Division Office and for Charter Network Council Office must be nominated by petition (either by slates or individually).
d. To be nominated for Charter Division Officer a candidate must submit to the Elections Committee at the Union office at 1901 W. Carroll Avenue, a petition containing the signatures of at least: 1) twenty-five (25) Charter Division members; or 2) seventy-five percent (75%) of the members in the candidate’s charter network council; whichever is less. Petitions must be submitted no later than fifteen (15) days following the posted notice of the opening of nominations on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Members nominated to run for office must affirmatively accept their nomination.  If only one (1) eligible candidate is nominated for an office, the candidate shall be declared elected and no election shall be held.
e. To be nominated for Charter Network School Council Officer a candidate must submit to the Elections Committee at the Union office at 1901 W. Carroll Ave., a petition containing the signatures of at least: 1) twenty-five (25) Charter School network members; or 2) twenty percent (20%) of the Charter School network members; whichever is less. Petitions must be submitted no later than fifteen (15) days following the posted notice of the opening of nominations on Friday, February 15, 2019. Members nominated to run for office must affirmatively accept their nomination.  If only one (1) eligible candidate is nominated for an office, the candidate shall be declared elected and no election shall be held.
f. No member may be a candidate for more than one (1) Charter Division office, more than one (1) Charter Network Council Office, or be a member of more than one slate within each elected group.

II. NOMINATION PROCEDURES

a. Any Union member in good standing may obtain petitions for Charter Division officers in person from the Financial Secretary or her designee at the Union office at 1901 W. Carroll Avenue. Blank petitions for the May 17, 2019 election may be picked up beginning Friday, February 15, 2019 and ending March 4, 2019, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday.  Only petitions provided by the Union may be utilized to nominate candidates for Union office.
b. All nominating petition forms for Charter Division Officers must be on file with the Office of the Financial Secretary, at 1901 W. Carroll Avenue no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.

III. GENERAL ELECTION PROCEDURES

a. Each voter shall receive two (2) Charter Division ballots, in addition to two (2) CTU Officer and Delegate ballots: One (1) ballot for the election of Charter Division Officers, and one (1) ballot for election of the appropriate Charter Network Council Officers.  Only members of the Charter Division may elect charter division officers.  Only members of each Charter Network may elect Network Council Officers.

Charter Division election procedures will conform with the District Division election procedures under III. GENERAL ELECTION PROCEDURES, b) through h).

A copy of the rules for the 2019 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF UNION OFFICERS AND OF DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO THE 2020 AND 2022 AFT CONVENTIONS AND 2019 IFT CONVENTION may be obtained from the Financial Secretary or may be viewed online at www.ctulocal1.org/union/democracy/elections.  LISTED BELOW ARE IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2019 CTU OFFICERS AND IFT/AFT ELECTION, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019     Announce number of Executive Board seats by Functional Group based
House of Delegates meeting           on December 31, 2018 membership numbers.

Friday, February 15, 2019     Pick-up petitions for Charter Division Officers after 9:00 a.m. and sign receipt.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019     Pick-up petitions in Union office after 9:00 a.m. and sign receipt.

Monday, March 4, 2019     CHARTER DIVISION PETITION DEADLINE for filing 5:00 p.m. (Constitution and By-Laws
NO LATER THAN MARCH 4th)

Monday, March 25, 2019     PETITION DEADLINE for filing 5:00 p.m. (Constitution and By-Laws – NO LATER THAN MARCH 25th)

Monday, March 25, 2019 through     Verification of candidate eligibility with Office of the Financial Secretary.
Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019     Must be a CTU member by this date to vote in May 17, 2019 election.

Monday, April 1, 2019     Biographical sketches and information of candidates to Editor for MAY CUT issue.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019     Candidate eligibility list announced.
House of Delegates meeting

Monday, April 8, 2019     All campaign literature to be distributed by CTU’s designated mail house must place request in writing and delivered to the Financial Secretary by this date.

Friday, April 12, 2019     Notify Union office IN WRITING by APRIL 12, 2019, if you will be voting by mail and declare type of ballot requested (Elementary or High School for non-school based                                                                           members only).

Week of Monday, April 15, 2019     Sample mail ballots to home (H.S./Elementary ballot for non-school based members)

Monday, April 22, 2019 and     TWO (2) DAY DELIVERY of sample ballots to schools.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019     Official mail ballots mailed to homes of non-school based members.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019     Canvassing Committee credentials must be presented in letter to the Rules-Elections Committee by this date.

Monday, May 13, 2019 and     Official ballots delivered to schools.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CTU OFFICERS ELECTION, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

Non-school based home ballots due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019.