On July 8, the resignation of the Vice-President Unit 3 was announced. Due to the volume of work that needs to be completed during the summer and the difficulty in holding an election during this period, a decision was made to temporarily appoint (or pro tem) a VP Unit 3.
Article 14 V. (b) of the bylaws reads:
By a simple majority vote the executive may fill a vacancy on a pro tem basis with any member in good standing. Such vacancies must be posted in the union office at least two weeks prior to the executive meeting where the vacancy is to be filled. Executive positions filled on a pro tem basis must be advertised as open positions for the agenda of the next general membership meeting where nominations will be opened and elections held as per Section II. of the present article. Executive Committee members may only hold one (1) position on the Executive Committee.
Nominations were open for two weeks, from July 8 to July 22. Four candidates put their name forward. The vote was held at the July 22 Executive Committee meeting. The results of the vote are as follows:
- Kami Chisholm: 6 votes
- Daniel Smith: 0 votes
- Mike Tod: 0 votes
- Jeffrey Zavala: 1 vote
One member of the Executive Committee refused their ballot.
This process was undertaken to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee. It is expected that the by-election to fill the position for the 2015-16 term will open at the September General Membership Meeting, with the exact dates to be determined by the Elections Officers.