UPDATE 3/23/16: The ballots have been tallied. Click here to see the results of the 2016 UDW Elections.

UPDATE 1/20/16: The nomination process is now closed. To see the list of eligible nominees, click here.

Any challenges to the eligibility of a nominee can be emailed to [email protected] Eligibility challenges must be received by 4:30pm on Friday, January 29th, 2016.

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

This notice is to inform you that per the UDW Constitution, approved by homecare provider delegates elected to the UDW Convention in March 2015, nominations for the following offices are now open.

UDW PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

VICE – PRESIDENT

SECRETARY – TREASURER

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS

DISTRICT CHAIR PERSON

DISTRICT VICE – CHAIR PERSON

RECORDING SECRETARY

1 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES*

2 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES**

*Applies to Districts 4,5,6,8

**Applies to Districts 1,2,3

The chairperson elected by each district shall serve as an UDW Executive Board member by virtue of their election to their district office.

ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR PRINCIPAL AND DISTRICT OFFICES:

A. Principal Offices of President, Vice-President & Secretary-Treasurer:

B. For the Board Positions:

NOMINATION PROCESS:


CHALLENGES TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF NOMINEES

A list of candidates nominated will be posted on the union’s website (www.udwa.org) on January 19, 2016. Any member or nominee may challenge the eligibility of a nominee. Any challenges to
the eligibility of a nominee should be submitted in writing to the Elections Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to
[email protected] Eligibility challenges must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 29th, 2016. The decisions of the Elections Committee concerning all eligibility challenges are final.

Nominees will be notified of any challenges as we receive them. Nominees may reply to any protest by Thursday, February 4th, 2016 in writing to: Elections Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to [email protected]

TERM OF OFFICE/INSTALLATION

Candidates elected in the March 2016 officer election will be installed at the first Executive Board meeting held after the tally. The term of office for all positions will end upon the completion of the union’s next regularly scheduled officer election in May 2019.

ELECTION

Ballots will be mailed as early as Monday, February 15th, 2016 but no later than Friday, February 19th, 2016 to all eligible members in good-standing. All members who have signed a membership authorization card prior to January 31, 2016 and paid dues in the month of January 2016 will be eligible to vote in this election. Non-provider staff members can vote for the Principal Officer positions ONLY. Ballots will be picked up from the post office located at 6401 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 and returned to 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115 for the tally. Each candidate is entitled to name one Official Observer who may be present at both the post office location as well as the tally location. No candidates will be allowed at the count and no candidate may serve as an observer.

Election results will be posted on the union’s website (www.udwa.org) after the completion of the tally. If you do not receive your ballot or are in need of a replacement ballot, please contact the Elections Committee at 1-916-554-0931. The last day to receive such a request is at 6pm on Monday, March 14th, 2016.

ELECTION PROTEST

Any member in good-standing may protest the conduct of the election for valid cause. All election protests should be filed with the Elections Committee no later than, 4:30 pm on Friday, April 1st, 2016, in writing and mailed directly to: Elections Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to [email protected] The decisions of the Elections Committee concerning all eligibility challenges are final.

RUN-OFF ELECTION

If no candidate for these positions receives a majority, there will be a run-off election for that office. Ballots for the run-off will be mailed on Monday, April 11th, 2016 and tallied on Monday, May 2nd, 2016.

Election information will be continuously posted on the union website at www.udwa.org.