United Airlines Council 09 DEN AFA-CWA Local Council Elections
In accordance with the Article VIII of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, all Councils in Category III must nominate and elect officers for the term beginning JULY 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2019 (three year term). Local Council Officers to be elected will be LEC President, LEC Vice President, LEC Secretary and three (2) Council Representatives.
As an active member in good standing, you have the right to nominate candidates for office, to run for office and to cast a secret ballot.
Nominations and elections are governed by procedures outlined in the Association’s Constitution & Bylaws, Article VIII and the AFA Policy Manual.
In order to participate in the nomination and election process a Flight Attendant must be an Active Member in Good Standing.
This means you must not be on a leave of absence, you must be a current member of the Association of Flight Attendants and your AFA account should be in good standing (no delinquent union dues).
For those who are on probation, your probation end date must be on the count date or before in order to participate in the nomination or election process.
TWO-STEP NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCESS
The first step in the process is nominating candidates for each office. Every active AFA member in good standing is eligible to nominate one Flight Attendant to each LEC Office for their respective Local Council. There is no candidate list provided for Nominations since any active AFA member of the Local Council, who is in good standing and is committed to serve, is eligible to be nominated.
You will receive a Voting Notice and Instructions guide via postal mail which includes a personal 16-digit activation code that is required to log into the voting system in order to obtain a username and password. You will then be able to access the balloting section and cast your vote. The entire process can only be accomplished via the internet in one session, but please ensure you completely follow the instructions.
The next step in the process is electing those members who have committed to serve the membership and received at least two nomination votes. Each member in good standing is eligible to vote for one candidate for each LEC Office. You will receive the Voting Notice & Instructions along with a Voting Guide listing the candidates running for each office. This mailing will include a new personal 16-digit activation code, and similar to the Nomination process, it will allow you to access the voting system via phone or internet to obtain a username and password and cast your ballot. Due to account security requirements you are issued a new 16-digit activation code for each election.
COMMITMENT TO SERVE
Each member who receives at least two nominations and who intends on running for office must complete a Commitment to Serve form. This form is found on the AFA Election website: afacwa-elections.org
The AFA Election website contains information regarding the voting process, eligibility to vote and step-by-step guides and videos. The official certified results for each nomination and election will be posted on this site under the specific Council’s page.
STEP ONE – Nomination Schedule:
Mail date: January 15, 2016 “Voting Notice and Voting Guide” are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
Polls open: January 19, 2016 Polls Open and voting begins (for nominations)
Polls close: February 10, 2016 Polls close and the election count takes place (for nominations).
STEP TWO – Election Schedule:
Mail date: March 8, 2016 “Voting Notice and Voting Guide” are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
Polls open: March 11, 2016 Polls Open and voting begins
Polls close: April 1, 2016 Polls close and the election count takes place.