Official Notice – Nominations and Elections
Local Union 1805, IBEW®
April 5, 2021
The Nominations for Officers of Local Union 1805 will be held on Wednesday – May 12, 2021, beginning at 4:00 pm in the Gladys D. Greene Banquet Hall at the IBEW Building (898 Airport Park Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061). Anyone desiring to be nominated must be present during the nominations or provide a written and signed statement that he or she will accept the nomination. No member may be a candidate for more than one office. Anyone nominated to more than one office must choose the office for which she or he will be a candidate.
Nominations will proceed in the order of offices as listed in the IBEW Constitution whose term of office shall be 3 years:
President / Business Manager
Additionally, nominations will be held for three Delegate-at-Large position to the International Convention, provided that the local membership is above 875 as of June 1, 2021. The President/Business Manager, in accordance with Article VII, Section III of the Local Union Bylaws shall serve as a delegate, as well.
To be nominated, a member must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous good standing in Local Union 1805. Good standing requires that the member is current in the payment of dues and has been for the two (2) years immediately preceding the nominations.
An Election Judge and Tellers will be appointed at the close of nominations. Neither Judge nor Tellers may be a candidate for any office.
The Election of Officers shall take place on Thursday – June 17, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 am and 5:00 pm in the Northrop Grumman Learning Center 1 – Central Building. The ballots will be counted, the results certified and announced immediately following the closing of the polls. A complete listing of the results shall be posted on all union bulletin boards by the close of business on the day following the election.
We realize that the timing of this election does not provide 4th and 5th shift employees with normal access to the polls. It is our intent to provide every member with the ability to cast a vote and we strongly suggest that 4th and 5th shift employees request and complete an Absentee Ballot or be in the plant on June 17, 2021 to cast your ballot.
Anyone desiring to be nominated must be present at the May 12, 2021 Nominations for Officers meeting or provide a written and signed statement that he or she will accept the nomination, citing the office desired.
Absentee Ballots shall be available to any member upon written request to the Election Judge. Such requests will be accepted up to 5 days prior to the date of the election. No one receiving an Absentee Ballot will be entitled to vote at the polls without first presenting the Election Judge with the unused ballot. Absentee ballots received at the post office box after 5:00 pm on June 17, 2021 will not be counted.
Each candidate shall be entitled to an Observer at the polling place and during the counting of the ballots. Observers may not interfere with the orderly procedure of the election. There shall be no campaigning or electioneering at the polls or within 50 feet from the entrance to the polling place. No postings, except for instructions, shall be permitted at the polling place.
In the event that a Runoff Election is required, the same shall be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The same rules shall apply to the Runoff Election as were applicable to the regular election. Members who requested an Absentee Ballot for the regular election will automatically receive same for the runoff.
All Officers and Board Members shall be installed and begin their 3-year terms at the regular meeting of IBEW Local Union 1805 on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Any member who believes a protest of the election is warranted is urged to contact the Election Judge within a few days after the ballots are counted. Further protests of the election may be filed in writing with the International Vice President of the district within 30 days following the election. The decision of the International Vice President shall conclude the processing of a protest within the IBEW. In the event the protesting member is not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President, the member may submit his or her protest to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Kenneth C. Morris
President and Business Manager