Election Call January 2022

Between March 1 to 7, 2022 members will elect one (1) Table Officer and three (3) RVP’s and one (1) Trustee in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.  

Officer Positions:
National Vice President *By-election 1 year term
Elected by a vote of the full membership.  

Regional Vice-President Positions:
Region 1 – British Columbia
Region 7 – Maritimes
Region 8 – Atlantic
Elected by a vote of the membership in their respective regions  

Trustee Positions: 3-year Trustee
Elected by a vote of the full membership.  

Nominations will open January 25, 2022 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 P.M. on February 7, 2022; the day nominations close.  

To be eligible for a nomination and election, a member must be in continuous good standing for twelve (12) consecutive months prior to date of nomination.

No nomination shall be accepted unless the member nominating has signed the nomination form and the member nominated has indicated on the form, or by other means, their willingness to stand for office. Nominations must be sent in during the nomination period. Any nominations received before or after the nomination period will not be accepted.

A complete list of candidates for office will be posted on the Local Union website on February 8, 2022.

After the closing of nominations all duly nominated candidates will be extended an opportunity to have a maximum of one (1) article included in the electronic voting system and posted on the Local Union website. The article may reference candidate websites but shall not contain any active links to external websites.

Mary Elizabeth Archer will serve as Returning Officer during the election. Voting will be conducted using electronic voting over seven days, March 1 to March 7, 2022.

Your participation as a candidate or as an informed voter in Union elections is crucial because those you elect will help administer the affairs of the Union.

Personal email addresses should be received by the Returning Officer, Mary Elizabeth Archer via your RVP and no later than January 18, 2022, to ensure receipt of ballots.

In solidarity,

Brandi Kehoe
President, COPE Local 491

Campaign Rules

Campaigning cannot occur during work time.

Use of the Employer’s voice mail or email to
circulate election material is not permitted.

Candidates are asked to always conduct themselves with dignity.

Any behaviour or material that undermines
the dignity or self-esteem of any individual
or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive environment will not be tolerated.

Each duly nomination candidate may submit a maximum of one (1) article to be published on the Local Union Website and included in the electronic voting system.

Website posting of articles begin February 9, 2022.

Mary Elizabeth Archer
Returning Officer, COPE Local 491


January 11, 2022

  • Election Call

January 18, 2022

  • Personal email address deadline

January 25, 2022

  • Nominations open

February 7, 2022 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Nominations Close

February 8, 2022

  • Complete list of candidates will be posted on the Union’s Website

February 9, 2022

  • Website posting of articles begin

March 1 – 7, 2022