In accordance with Article VII, Section 3 of the 4cs Constitution nominations are invited for statewide officers, including:
- Vice President from teaching faculty
- Vice President from community college professionals (CCP)
- Two (2) vice presidents from part-time members
- Diversity Officer
- Membership Officer
The duties and responsibilities of all statewide officers are described in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution. Statewide officers serve two-year terms.
Statewide Election Schedule:
Friday, March 3: Submit your nomination via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m. Include name, college and office sought.
Saturday, March 4: Additional nominations may be made for statewide offices at the Delegate Assembly meeting. At the end of the assembly meeting nominations will be closed. (Article VII, Sec. 4)
Friday March 24: Deadline for candidate biographical information forms and photos to be submitted.
Friday, March 31: Postcard and electronic notification sent to all members (via work email and home addresses) announcing URL link for voting and how to view candidate information.
Monday April 3: Election website and online voting open. Notification sent to college emails announcing start of election.
Thursday April 20: Close of voting at 11:59 p.m.
Friday April 21: Elections committee decides upon any challenges and certifies results in accordance with DOL standards.
The term of office for statewide officers begins the first Friday in May (May 5)
Protection of Election Rights (Article VII, Sec. 8)
a) Members shall have at least fifteen (15) days from the date that
ballots are available to submit their ballots.
b) There shall be no discrimination for or against any candidate for
office with respect to the use of the membership lists or in the
distribution of campaign literature by the Congress.
c) All candidates shall have the right to be present or have a
designated observer at any ballot counting.
d) The Delegate Assembly shall approve appropriate safeguards
and procedures for each election to guarantee a fair election and
to receive challenges.
e) The vote count shall indicate the vote for each candidate by
respective college and the vote total.
f) No union funds shall be expended to support the particular
candidacy of anyone for Congress office.
Please note: In determining eligibility to vote in statewide elections or to serve in
Elected office, part-timers who join the 4Cs shall be considered
Members for the entire academic year, even if they only teach in one
semester. Deadline for becoming a member for voting eligibility will be April 3, 2017.
On behalf of the elections committee,
John McNamara, Chair