August 2004 •  Published for the members of IBEW Local 18 and their families


This is your official notice of the forthcoming nomination of Local Union Officers. Local 18’s By-Laws provide that in September of election year, two Local Union meetings will be held: one for nomination of Officers and the other for transaction of Union business.

The meeting for nomination of Local Union Officers, for the three year term as provided by the IBEW Constitution, shall be held in the Local Union meeting hall, 4189 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, on Friday, September 10, 2004, at 6:00 PM.

Offices for which nominations are open are Business Manager/Financial Secretary, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and six (6) Executive Board positions. As provided in Article VII, Section 3 of the Local 18 By-Laws, the elected Business Manager and President of the Local Union shall, by virtue of their offices, service as delegates to the International Convention.

In accord with the IBEW Constitution, a member shall be eligible for nomination only if he/she has been a member in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years in the Local Union immediately prior to nominations. The office of Business Manager/Financial Secretary must be filled by a member participating in the Pension Benefit Fund (“A” member). No member shall be nominated for office unless he/she is present at the September 10th meeting or signifies in writing his/her willingness to be nominated and serve if elected. Such letter must be addressed to the Local 18 Recording Secretary, 4189 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90004, and must be received prior to the September 10, 2004 nominating meeting.

No member shall be a candidate for more than one office, except when such offices have been combined with the approval of the International Office.

After nominations have closed, a Judge and as many tellers as needed shall be elected immediately to conduct the election. No Candidate for Local Union Office shall be eligible to serve on the Election Board. After nominees are found to be qualified, the Election Board shall have ballots prepared listing in alphabetical order the names of the candidates for each respective office, beginning with the office of President and continuing in the order named in the IBEW Constitution.

The election judge will then mail to each eligible voter an official ballot and two envelopes. One envelope will be smaller than the other and will have the words “OFFICIAL BALLOT ENVELOPE” printed on it. The larger envelope will be pre-addressed to the Election Board. Members will have a minimum of two weeks to mark and return their ballots. Ballots will be counted Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at Local 18 headquarters.

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