Dear Members:

Nominations for the Executive Board were held at the March 22, 2023 Virtual General Membership Meeting. All voting for the upcoming 2023 Annual Executive Board Elections will be conducted online.

There will be an election for Secretary-Treasurer, 1st Vice President, City Sector Representative, College/University Sector Representative, and K-12 Sector Representative. The Park Board Sector Representative, HSPBA Sector Representative, and Trustee positions have been filled by acclamation.

All members are eligible to vote for the Secretary-Treasurer and 1st Vice President positions. Only members in the City, College/University, and K-12 sectors are eligible to vote for positions in their sector. Members will receive voting instructions and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail. This PIN will allow you to cast your vote for the Secretary-Treasurer, 1st Vice President, and the candidate in your sector, if applicable. As per Bylaw 12.5 (Sector Votes), a member may vote for a candidate in one sector only.

The following members have accepted nomination:

Debbie Mohabir (Incumbent)
Starla Bayley

1st Vice-President
Santino Scardillo (Incumbent)
Rose Palozzi

City Sector Representative
Aaron Cook
Seagrin Worster

College/University Sector Representative
Eduardo Rodriguez (Incumbent)
Sophie Bennett

K-12 Sector Representative
Cynthia Schadt (Incumbent)
Lilianna Gut

Watch for candidate statements on the election website and in the May issue of the Members’ Voice.

Voting will open by electronic ballot at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on May 16, 2023 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on May 23, 2023. Polls will be accessible 24 hours a day. Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting which convenes at 5:30 p.m. on May 24, 2023 via Zoom.

Simply Voting has been hired as the independent third-party election provider. All PIN issuance and voting is maintained and monitored by them. If you do not receive a PIN in the mail, please contact the union office and after verification of your membership, we will instruct Simply Voting to send you one. The deadline to request a PIN is 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2023. No exceptions.

The following positions have been filled by acclamation.
Parks Sector Representative – Henry Lee
HSPBA (Paramedical) Health Sector Representative – Mia Nickel
Trustee – Vanessa Mani

If you have any questions regarding the administrative process, please contact Tia Tang, CUPE Local 15 Office Manager. If you have other concerns about the election, please contact the Returning Officer (TBA), by leaving a message at the union office.

Thank you to all the members who participated in the nomination process.