In order to properly conduct business in the Engineers & Architects Association (EAA), members serve in all elective offices. In accordance with the EAA Constitution and By-Laws, an election will be held for Governors and Unit Council Members.
Voting will open at 9AM on October 14, 2021 and close at 5PM on November 2, 2021. To be eligible to vote, members must be dues-paying members, in good standing, or have submitted a Membership Signup Form by 12PM on October 10, 2021.
The Election Committee oversees and administers EAA elections. Candidates seeking information regarding the policies and procedures should review the Election Manual. Questions from members and prospective candidates should be referred to the Election Committee at email@example.com.
Any EAA dues-paying member in good standing may petition to run for Unit Governor, At-Large Governor, or Unit Council Member by submitting a petition signed by ten (10) EAA dues-paying members in good standing. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that the signatures submitted are those of dues-paying members in good standing and from the relevant Unit when running for Unit Governor or Unit Council. (Per Election Manual Chapter V, Section 2 Election Petition, electronic and/or digital signatures are accepted). Candidates are encouraged to gather more than ten (10) signatures in the event that one or more signatures is invalid. In order to be eligible to run for elected office, a candidate’s name must appear as a dues-paying member of EAA, in good standing, by September 1, 2021.
All Election Petitions and Candidate Statements must be received by 5PM on September 24, 2021. Candidates are encouraged, but not required to submit a Candidate Statement, along with their Election Petition, which will be distributed to the membership and appear on the ballot. Upon verification of the signatures on the Election Petition, the Election Committee will notify the candidates of their eligibility to run for the position. Successful candidates for all open positions are elected for a three (3) year term.
A Governor is responsible for the governance of the EAA’s business, fiscal affairs, and for determining policy. A Governor is required to attend regular and special Board of Governors (BOG) meetings. It is recommended that anyone applying for Governor be an experienced EAA member, who has served a minimum of two (2) years as a Unit Council Member or as a Steward.
Unit Governors are the governing leaders of their Bargaining Unit (MOU) and Chairperson of their Unit Council. They are responsible for the Unit functions and are the liaison between the Unit, the BOG and Staff.
At-Large Governors are elected by all dues-paying members. At-Large Governors do not lead a Bargaining Unit.
Each Unit Council represents its respective Bargaining Unit (MOU). It is recommended that anyone applying for Unit Council has experience as a Union Steward or as a Committee member.
Unit Council Members are the liaison between Unit members, the Unit Governor and Staff regarding issues affecting the Unit, as well as receiving and preparing proposals for MOU negotiations. Unit Council Members may also participate in collective bargaining sessions.
UNIT COUNCIL MEMBERS (NOT INCLUDING UNIT GOVERNOR SEATS):
Up to 3 seats*
Joan Washington and up to two (2) vacant seats
Hope Shaffer, Shenese McClendon, Marc Wagner and two (2) vacant seats
Two (2) vacant seats
*Depending on the successful candidate for Unit Governor for MOU 1, a third seat may be filled by the candidate with the next highest number of votes
The EAA Election Committee will consider protests submitted per the procedures outlined in Chapter III, Section 2 Election Protest & Ballot Review Procedures.
09-01-21 at 9AM
09-09-21 at 9AM
09-24-21 at 5PM
10-14-21 at 9AM
11-02-21 at 5PM
11-05-21 at 5PM
Election Announcement (Protest Period Opens)
Nomination Period* Opens
Nomination Period* Closes
Notification to Candidates of Petition Status
Protest Period Closes
*Petitions will only be accepted during the Nomination Period, but signatures can be collected prior to the opening of the Nomination period.