Local 561 Election Timeline

Election of Stewards: Completed, October/November, 2016.

Nomination Period
Fri., Nov. 18 – Sat., Dec. 3, 2016
Nominations must be received by Midnight, December 3, 2016.

Posting of Acclaimed Candidates and Contested Positions
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016

Election Campaign Period
Mon., Dec. 5 – Wed., Dec. 13

Election Day
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
Voting will be by Ballot at Each Campus.

Posting of Results
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016

Second Ballot Date (IF Needed)
Tue., Dec. 20

When Would We Need a 2nd Ballot?
Under OPSEU’s Constitution, and our Election Procedures, a 2nd ballot is required when there are more than two candidates running for the same position, and none of these candidates receive 50% of the vote (ie. Candidate “A” gets 16%, “B” gets 35% & “C”  gets 49% of the vote).  The candidate with the fewest votes will be removed from the ballot, and remaining candidates will have the option to also remove their names. If necessary, there will then be another ballot with all remaining candidates. If there are four or more candidates, and after a second ballot, there is still no candidate with at least 50% of the vote, then again the candidate with least votes will be removed, and subsequent votes will take place at the next General Membership Meeting.