Reminder of nominating period for RA seats

The Executive Committee called for a special election to fill the following vacant seats on the union’s Representative Assembly:

 EFE delegate

EFE alternate

AP New York City Non-Editorial alternate

AP Television alternate

Technology Unit At-Large 1 alternate

The nominating period opens today. Nominations must be RECEIVED no later than Thursday, April 12. E-mail nominations are not accepted, but faxed petitions showing signatures may be sent to the Guild office at (212) 840-0687. The original should be mailed.

The terms of office expire on Feb. 21, 2015. Only members in good standing are eligible to nominate candidates or run for office. Nomination can be made by (10) members in good standing or by chapter action.

Ballots will be mailed no later than Friday, April 27 and must be RECEIVED by Friday, May 18, the day the election committee counts the ballots. If there is only one candidate for a post, no election will be conducted and that person will be declared elected.

 Section 9 of the election rules state, “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.