News Media Guild to hold elections for EC, RA

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AN ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED for all seats on the News Media Guild’s Executive Committee (whose members shall also be jointly elected as TNG and CWA convention delegates) and the Representative Assembly.
The nominating period opens Sept. 10th. Nominations must be RECEIVED by October 5th. In the event only a single nomination is received for an office, that person shall be declared elected. Ballots will be counted Nov.20, 2014. Please contact the NMG for a full copy of the election rules.
The following offices will be elected.

Executive Committee and TNG Sector Conference/CWA Convention delegates. Three year terms starting Feb. 22, 2015. All members at AP, EFE, and UPI may run for office and cast ballots.
President and 1st delegate
First Vice President and 2nd delegate
Secretary-Treasurer and 3rd delegate
Second Vice President and 4th delegate
Third Vice President and 5th delegate
Fourth Vice President and 6th delegate
Fifth Vice President and 7th delegate

Representative Assembly. Three-year term of office foe both delegate and alternate, starting Feb. 22, 2015. The RA is divided into districts. You must work within a district to represent that district.
AP Broadcast: AP editorial unit members working for the Broadcast News Center, regardless of location, except those assigned to the AP Television department.
AP Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

AP New York City (2 seats): All AP unit members working in New York City.

AP Northeast: AP editorial unit members working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

AP Northwest: AP editorial unit members working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

AP Photographers: At-large seat representing all AP member photographers. To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press as a photographer. However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a photographer for this post.

AP South: AP editorial unit members working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

AP Southwest: AP editorial unit members working in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

AP Television: At-large seat representing all members working for AP Television. To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press in Television or Video departments. However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a television worker for this post.

AP Washington: AP editorial unit members working in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

AP West: AP editorial unit members working in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada.

AP Technology At-Large 1: At large seat covering all AP Technology Unit members regardless of location.

AP Technology At-Large 2: At large seat covering all AP Technology Unit members regardless of location.

EFE News Service: At-large seat representing all members working for the EFE News Service.

United Press International: At-large seat representing all members working for United Press International.

CAMPAIGNING: Use of the News Media Guild stationery for campaign literature is prohibited. Upon their request, one campaign statement from each qualified EC, TNG Convention or RA candidate shall be sent with the list of candidates mailed to all branch chairpersons for bulletin board posting. Such statements of no more than 200 words shall arrive at the News Media Guild office no later than the deadline set for candidate acceptance, five days after the close of the nominating period. WiReport shall print these candidate statements, if provided, in all annual elections, and special elections if possible, prior to the mailing of ballots. WiReport stories should strive for equal space or balance about candidates in election stories, and solicit statements, background and photographs from all candidates. The language in this section shall be carried in all election notices, including lists of candidates

News Media Guild Elections Committee
Date of notice 8/25/2014