Delegate Nominations and Elections Information for the 2012 SEIU Convention
This year, SEIU members from all corners of the United States and Canada will participate in the upcoming SEIU Convention in May 2012 in Denver, Colo.
The SEIU Convention is held every four years. This notice is to inform SEIU Local 721 members that 30 delegate seats must be filled by a formal nomination and election process in accordance with the SEIU 721 Bylaws, the SEIU Constitution and federal law.
The 30 seats are divided proportionally by region based on the number of dues-paying members in each unit. Please see the document: "Summary of Convention Delegates by Region."
Nominations will be accepted by petition, which means members who are interested in being nominated must submit at least 10 signatures from duespaying members in their specific region. Please refer to the Summary of Convention Delegates by Region to see which region you belong.
The names and signatures will be verified and if at least 10 signatures are valid, then the nominee's name will be added to the ballot as a candidate.
Please see the special note on the Nomination Petition regarding small bargaining units and those grouped with more than one bargaining unit.
The deadline to return Nomination Petitions is 5 pm on March 5, 2012 to the SEIU Local 721 Office at 1545 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif., 90017.
Candidate Eligibility Requirements: Please note that in order to be a candidate, you must be a member in good standing for two continuous years, cannot be convicted of a disqualifying crime and cannot be a current elected officer of the Local.
TrueBallot, an independent third-party agency, will initiate the election process by sending ballots to members after the deadline for nominations.
The deadline to submit ballots is March 29. TrueBallot will count the votes on March 29. Results will be announced on March 30.
If you have questions, please contact the SEIU 721 Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU.
Please review the following documents for additional information: