This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Your active participation in the activities of your organization contributes to its effectiveness as an advocacy organization.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? A member in good standing. Members paying dues as an Active employee of at least 1 year, or a dues paying Retiree of at least 2 years.
NOMINATIONS FOR MEA OFFICERS
Executive Vice President
Directors at Large (4)
Please read Section 5 of the By-laws of the MEA below concerning the responsibilities of the Officers listed above, and consider offering your name at this Special Meeting for consideration in the election process.
The Special Meeting will be on August 4 at 6:00 PM and advance registration is required. The meeting will be online.
ARTICLE X: ELECTIONS
Sect. 10.01 To be eligible to run for any elected office in the NYC Managerial Employees Association, an active member shall be, on the day of the nominating meeting, in good standing for at least one year. A retired member must have a minimum of two years of membership prior to leaving active city service.
Sect. 10.02 Election of Officers and Directors-at-Large shall be by mail ballot referendum among members of the Association, conducted by an outside neutral party. The term of office shall be three years. Any electronic and/or telephone technology may be used to conduct the election. The Election Committee will announce the methodologies at the nominating meeting.
Sect. 10.03 The Officers shall take an oath prior to assuming office.
Sect. 10.04 There shall be an Election Committee appointed to administer the election process for Officers and Directors-at-Large established by these Bylaws and any Election Code that the Executive Board may adopt. The Election Code is not part of the Bylaws. The President shall propose the Chair and members of the Election Committee to the Executive Board at its May meeting, and approval shall be by affirmative vote of the Board at its next meeting. Election Committee members shall be neutral on the candidates and issues in the election and shall not engage in any campaign activity. The Election Committee shall arrange full and equitable distribution of appropriate membership contact information as described in the Election Code.
Sect. 10.05 Nominations for Officers and Directors-at-Large shall be from the floor of a Special Membership meeting held during the second full work week of August, but no later than August 10. No second shall be required and nominations for a position shall remain open for as long as there are members to be nominated. If only one candidate is nominated for an office 11 that candidate shall be declared elected and will not appear on the ballot. No quorum is needed to conduct nominations. The Election Committee shall conduct the nominations.
Sect. 10.06 If a candidate withdraws for personal reasons or disqualification, the candidate’s slate may present a replacement nominee to the Election Committee for certification no later than seven days before the ballot is scheduled to be printed.
Sect. 10.07 Ballots shall be mailed the second Wednesday of September with a turnaround of 21 days. Ballots shall be mailed to all members in good standing as of the night of the Special Membership meeting, as certified by the Treasurer. If no candidate for a particular office receives more than 40% of the ballots cast for that office, a run off shall be declared. Ballots for a run off between the two candidates receiving the most votes for that office shall be mailed 7 days after the election committee declares the results of the first voting, with a turnaround of 14 days. Directors-at-Large shall be elected by plurality.
Sect. 10.08 A vacancy among the Officers or Directors-at-Large shall be filled for the unexpired term by vote of the Executive Board, except that the Executive Vice President shall become President if that office is vacated.
Sect. 10.09 Employees of the Association shall be neutral on the candidates and issues in the election and shall not engage in any campaign activity. From the time the Election Committee is appointed until the results of the election are certified, the entire conduct of the election is under the jurisdiction of the Election Committee. When the MEA office is required to perform certain ministerial election functions, they shall be conducted under the jurisdiction of the Election Committee.
TIMELINE & DEADLINES (revised dates)
Deadline for List of Slate nominees
Special membership meeting & Nomination meeting
Acceptance of nomination
Signing Ethics Code acknowledgement
Deadline for verification of independent nominees eligibility
Drawing for ballot positions
Deadline for replacement of any nominees
Ballots mailed out to all MEA members
Announcement of elected board members