MDEC is dedicated to providing a fair and transparent voting process for its members to ensure the integrity of our elections. Elections will take place at each worksite on the dates recommended by the Committee on Elections and approved by the Executive Board. Elections will take place in a manner consistent with the procedures developed by the Committee on Elections and consistent with the guidelines in the Landrum Griffith Act.
The Senior Site Representative and a designee at each worksite will maintain a membership roster to be used as a sign-in sheet to obtain a ballot. All ballots will be tallied for each worksite, and the results will be conveyed to the Committee on Elections. The Committee will tally the ballots from all worksites and report results to the President, who will immediately notify candidates of the election results, and report to the general membership within thirty (30) days of the election. In the event a simple majority vote is not received for an office, a run-off election will beheld.
Once sufficient funds are acquired within the MDEC budget, voting for officer elections or any other large-scale organizational decisions such as referendum votes and contract ratification will be conducted by third-party election providers, which will be evaluated and selected by a committee appointed by the Executive Board.
Executive board elections will be staggered to ensure continuity and effective leadership change, with the President and Vice President serving for 2-year terms ceasing in even-numbered years, and the Secretary and Treasurer serving for two-year terms ceasing in odd-numbered years. The founding President and Vice President will serve initial 3-year terms.