Election Call October 2022

Between December 5 to 11, 2022 members will elect three (3) table officers, two (2) RVPs and one (1) trustee in accordance with the COPE 491 Bylaws.

Table Officer Positions:
National Vice-President
Communications/Education Officer

Trustee Position:
Trustee 3-year term

Elected by a vote of the membership in all regions

Regional Vice-President Positions (By-Election):
Region 2 – Alberta
Region 7 – Maritimes

Elected by a vote of the membership in their respective region

Nominations will open October 31, 2022 and must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4:00 p.m. EST on November 14, 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 November 15, 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, December 5 to 11, 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 October 31, 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 nominated candidate may submit a maximum of one (1) article (PDF) to be published on the Local Union Website and included in the electronic voting system. 
Website posting of articles begin November 15, 2022.
Mary Elizabeth Archer
Returning Officer, COPE Local 491


October 17, 2022
Election Call 

October 31, 2022
Personal email address deadline 

October 31, 2022
Nominations open 

November 14, 2022 4:00 p.m. EST
Nominations Close 

November 15, 2022
Complete list of candidates will be posted on the Union’s Website
Website posting of articles begin 

December 5-11, 2022