The National Election Committee, appointed at the Chicago National Convention to conduct the election of national officers for NALC, met on Aug. 17 to set the rules and procedures for the contested national and regional elections, as laid out in the NALC Constitution. It also was in Washington, DC on August 29 to hold the random drawing to determine the order of the names as they will appear on the ballot for each office.
Candidates for vice president, assistant secretary-treasurer, director of city delivery, director of safety and health, and 13 of the 15 national business agent (NBA) positions were unopposed and elected by consent at the Chicago convention. Two candidates were nominated from the floor for each of the following positions: president, secretary-treasurer, director of life insurance, director of health benefits, director of retired members, and NBAs for Regions 1 and 9. Three candidates were nominated from the floor for the position of executive vice president. Six candidates were nominated from the floor for three national trustee positions.
The election will be conducted by mail ballot in accordance with the NALC Constitution. The Election Committee has retained the services of Survey and Ballot Systems of Eden Prairie, MN, to tabulate the ballots. The committee has also retained Mosaic, a print communications company located in Cheverly, MD, to prepare and mail the ballots.