EC election key dates and information


Category : News Stories   |   Date : Monday, 31 October , 2016

EC election key dates and guidance

  • W/C 31st October 2016 All Unite branches and workplace reps will be sent communications inviting members who are interested in standing in the EC elections to submit a campaign statement (150 words max) which asks branches or workplaces to nominate them as a candidate during the nomination period. This statement will be sent out with all the nomination packs for branches and workplaces to consider. The deadline for the receipt of campaign statements by the union is 25th November 2016
  • Despatch of Nomination Forms PLUS e-mail with campaign statement from people seeking nomination w/c 2nd January 2017
  • Nominations Period Monday 16th January – Friday 17th February 2017. Workplaces or branches can only nominate candidates during this period and any nominations made must be received by the union by Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  • Last date for Acceptance and Receipt of Election Address Monday 27th February 2017. (Candidates nominated must accept they want to stand and submit an election statement to the union by the deadline date which will go out with ballot papers.)
  • Voting Papers Despatched 27th March 2017
  • Deadline for Voting papers to be returned to the Independent Scrutineer – 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 19th April 2017
  • Count and scrutiny of ballot papers by ERS Thursday 20th to Wednesday 26th April 2017
  • Count Verification attended by observers 27 & 28 April 2017