Election to the National Executive Council
In the year previous to Unity’s Biennial Congress nomination papers will be sent into outlodges and area groups at the October and January meetings. Nominees must be a Works Representative.
Any ballot will be completed by April of the Conference year.
Election of General President
In the year previous to Unity’s Biennial Congress nomination papers to be placed in lodges (not area groups) in October and January. This position is open to members of at least 4 years standing.
Election of Trustees
This position lasts for 6 years. The next election will be prior to the 2016 Conference. Nomination papers will be placed before the October and January lodge meetings. The position of trustee is open to Works Representatives of at least 3 years standing. Subject to an oral examination.
Lodge delegates (Rural Districts)
Each lodge in the rural area shall be entitled to send 1 delegate. Should the membership of that lodge exceed 250 and be less than 1001 a second delegate. Thereafter for each additional 750 members or part thereof, one additional delegate.
Lodge delegates (Stoke-on-Trent)
There will be maximum of ten Lodge delegates elected at the January Lodge meeting prior to the Biennial Congress. No Works Representative will be allowed to stand in the election. If however the lodge is unable to elect ten delegates then Works Representatives will be entitled to stand. The Works Representative will be elected at the January Lodge meeting. No-one will be entitled to stand in either election if they are not present at the January Lodge meeting.
Area Group delegates
Each area group will be allowed a maximum of ten delegates elected at the January area group meeting. If more than ten delegates are nominated then there will be ballot of all the Works Representatives present at the meeting. No Works Representative will be entitled to stand in this election if they are not present at the January area group meeting.
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