There are six (6) vacancies to fill unexpired terms on the CTU Executive Board:
- Six (6) Elementary School Teacher Functional Vice Presidents
All voting members of the functional group of the House of Delegates may vote for one (1) candidate for each vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired terms, expiring on June 30, 2025.
THE PROCEDURE IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Notice that an election will be held to fill the above-mentioned vacancies will be disseminated on the CTU website, via email, and in the union’s official publication.
- Only those members of the House of Delegates in the Elementary Teacher (ET) functional group (including associate delegates) may nominate, second nominations, and vote. Only persons in this functional group may be nominated. Non-voting members of the Executive Board may not vote unless they are a delegate in the ET functional group.
- Nominations will be taken and seconded from the floor at the September 27, 2023, House of Delegates meeting.
- If the number of eligible candidates nominated does not exceed the number of vacancies then all nominees will be seated as functional vice presidents to fill the unexpired terms.
- If the number of eligible candidates exceeds the number of vacancies then an election shall take place at the November 1, 2023, House of Delegates meeting.
- Prior to the November 1, 2023, House of Delegates meeting, all eligible candidate names will be posted on the CTU website in alphabetical order by surname.
- Candidate names will be listed on the ballot in alphabetical order by surname.
- At the November 1, 2023, House of Delegates meeting, each nominee shall have the opportunity to speak for one minute, in the order in which they appear on the ballot.
- Delegates will be called to the voting area to sign the voters’ signature list and receive their ballots.
- Voters will put a mark next to the names of all candidates they support, but may not vote for more candidates than there are vacancies. Ballots with too many names selected will be considered spoiled and excluded from the ballot count.
- Voters will place their completed ballots in designated boxes.
- When voting has been completed, Rules & Elections Committee members will count the ballots.
- Up to two representatives per candidate may be present during the counting. The candidate may be one of the representatives.
- The President will announce the results by the end of the meeting.
- Candidates who receive a majority vote, defined as more than fifty (50) percent of the number of ballots counted, will be seated as functional vice presidents to fill the unexpired terms. Any vacancies that remain unfilled after seating the winning candidates will be filled by a runoff election at the next House meeting. Candidates in the runoff will be those unseated candidates from the original election who received the greatest number of votes, up to but not exceeding twice (2×) the number of remaining vacancies. For example, if one (1) Elementary School Functional Vice President vacancy remains after the initial election then the two (2) unseated candidates from the first round who received the greatest number of votes will participate in the runoff. Runoff ballots will list candidate names in order of the number of votes received in the first round, beginning with the name of the candidate who received the greatest number of votes. At the meeting in which the runoff election takes place, each remaining nominee will be given one minute to speak in the order in which they appear on the ballot.
- The Rules & Elections committee requests that the voting take place as early in the meeting as possible.