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Three (3) board positions are open for the UNITE Board of Directors. The deadline date to submit your credentials is August 10, 2013 no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time
If you have any question please contact the UNITE office at
or call us at 804-545-1795. Or, please feel free to get in touch with any member of the UNITE Board of Directors.
Candidates may be nominated by others or by themselves. As provided for in the bylaws (Article VII, Section 3), each nomination must include a letter from the candidate’s employer supporting the candidate’s participation and letters of nomination from three (3) regular members signed by the voting delegates.
Nominations and Support Letters should be submited to
Qualifications for election are specified in the bylaws (Article VII, Section 3).
The Election Committee will verify the qualifications of each candidate according to the Bylaws of UNITE. All decisions of the Election Committee are final.
Voting for candidates for office is restricted to regular members as defined in the bylaws, (Article IV, Section 1 and Section 6). The designated delegate for regular members is permitted to cast one (1) vote for each office up for election (Article IV, Section 6).
Proxy votes will be permitted. A member site may assign its voting privilege to another member site by giving the assigned member representative a letter of authorization written on the member site’s legal business stationary and signed by the Primary Contact as listed on the UNITE membership application. Such proxy letters are subject to verification by the UNITE Business Office. Proxies must be submitted in writing, via fax, or e-mail attachment and identify who the proxy is assigned to and the extent to which the proxy is granted (Article IV, Section 4). It is the responsibility of the member granting the proxy to verify that the proxy has been received by the UNITE Business Office prior to the beginning of the voting period.
The voting shall be by paper ballot, cast on-site. The results of the election are to be announced during the conference time.
Voting shall be available to Members not later than the second day of the Annual Conference and will remain open during normal business hours, until the close of the second day of the Annual Meeting at which elections will be held. Balloting will take place at the on-site UNITE Business Office. Each ballot packet shall be signed for by the Official Member designee or a person so designated to represent the Member. One and only one ballot packet will be given to each Member site.
Tabulation of ballots will be conducted by the Election Committee and such individuals designated by the Election Committee to assist in the tabulation process immediately following the close of balloting.
The candidate for an office receiving a simple plurality vote shall be declared the winner. Should additional balloting be required, balloting shall be held at the on-site UNITE Business Office beginning on the last day of the Annual Meeting at which elections will be held. Additional balloting will be held in the following cases:
TWO CANDIDATES FOR ONE OFFICE RECEIVING SAME NUMBER OF VOTES (TIE). In such a case another vote will be taken. The winner is the one who receives a simple plurality vote. If there is a second tie vote, the selection of one of the two candidates will be delegated to the Board of Directors who will meet as soon as possible for the purpose of breaking the tie.
MORE THAN TWO CANDIDATES FOR ONE OFFICE. THE CANDIDATES RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES (TIE). In the absence of a winner as defined above, the candidate(s) receiving the fewer votes will be deleted from the list of candidates and a second balloting conducted. If there is a second tie vote, the selection of one candidate will be delegated to the Board of Directors who will meet as soon as possible for the purpose of breaking the tie.
The results of all balloting will be prominently posted by the morning of the third day of the Annual Meeting at which elections were held and will be published in the first publication of UNITE following that Annual Meeting. Should additional balloting be required as described above a notice of such will be prominently posted along with the initial ballot results.
Submission and Posting of Candidate Information
Each Candidate for any position will be permitted to submit a photograph not to exceed 3” by 2” and written candidate statement of not more than 600 words which will be published within a reasonable time, without editing, on the UNITE website until the beginning of the Annual Meeting at which the election will be held. Such photograph and statement shall be replaceable at any time by the candidate for publication on the UNITE website.
Each candidate will be permitted to post a single sheet (8.5” by 11”) written statement not to exceed 600 words and a photograph of themselves not to exceed 5” by 7” in an area set aside especially for such purpose immediately adjacent to the delegate registration area at the Annual Meeting at which elections will be held.
Each candidate shall be entitled to place a single sheet of 8.5” by 11” paper containing any information of their choosing in an area set aside for this purpose.
Candidates are not permitted to distribute campaign buttons or any other form of campaign material other than stated above.
The Election Committee will verify that the candidate’s employer supports the nomination. This verification will enumerate the following time commitments:
||Approximately one to two weeks per calendar year away from the office to attend the UNITE conference, Board of Directors meetings, UNITE/Unisys Executive meetings, and any other meetings as directed by the UNITE Chair of the Board.
||Time during office hours that is required to work with individual Working Groups as Board Liaison, and any other assignments designated by the Chair of the Board.
||Time during office hours for teleconference meetings, and any other assignments as designated by the Chair of the Board. A minimum of one call a month.