Coming Soon: USEP Elections
In March the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections will conduct USEP’s internal elections for USEP officers, executive board members and convention delegates. The Division will mail ballots to worksites for USEP members to complete and return by mail to the Elections Supevisor. Return postage will be prepaid. How much simpler can it get!
If the elections for USEP officers and executive board are uncontested, the USEP Elections Committee will conduct the balloting for convention delegates via paper ballots and the courier system.
A few things to keep in mind:
- USEP members retain the ultimate control of their union through the election process.
- Voting is your right and responsibility!
Who Can Run for Office?
To run for USEP office or as a delegate, you must be a USEP member in good standing since December 2nd (dues paying). Some additional requirements apply to specific offices.
President and Vice Presidents: To run for these positions, a member must have served the past year as an active building representative, executive board member, or officer. A Building Representative is considered to be active if he/she is a Certified or Master Building Rep OR has attended at least five major functions within the past year.While both Instructional and SRP members are eligible to run for President, a member must be in the SRP bargaining unit to run for SRP Vice President and in the Instructional bargaining unit to run for Instructional Vice President.
Any member, Instructional or SRP, may sign the official nomination form for a USEP Officer.
Secretary-Treasurer: Any member may run for this office or sign the official nomination form.
Executive Board: A member must be in the Instructional bargaining unit to run for Instructional Executive Board seats and in the SRP bargaining unit to run for SRP Executive Board seats. The nomination form requires ten (10) signatures of USEP members in good standing from the applicable unit - Instructional or SRP.
Nomination Forms: Members interested in running for Officer or Executive Board must complete the Official Officer or Executive Board Member Nomination Form which requires ten (10) signatures of USEP members in good standing as specified above. USEP nomination forms are available from your building rep, by contacting the USEP office, or online.
To run for delegate to any of the conventions, a member must complete a separate Official Delegate Nomination Form for each convention. To be nominated as a delegate, a candidate must submit the Delegate Nomination form with the signatures of two (2) USEP members in good standing from the applicable unit. Delegate nomination forms are available from your Building Rep, the USEP office or online.
Possible Run-Off Election
If a candidate for one of the four offices does not receive a majority of votes cast (50% plus one) or if there is a tie for the last slot of Instructional or SRP Executive Board seats or convention delegate, there will be a run-off election.