ARTICLE 14: ELECTIONS

  1. All Union decisions shall be determined by secret ballot. The taking of all decisions in respect of officers and chapter representatives, the amendment of the Constitution, Rules and Regulations, Strikes, Amalgamation, dissolution and other matters affecting members of the-union generally shall be by secret ballot.
  2. No member of the Union shall be eligible to vote on any matter if his/her monthly subscription is more than 90 days in arrears.
  3. All candidates nominated for election to the National Executive Committee shall be fully paid up members of the Union and shall be nominated by ten members exclusive of members who are themselves candidates for elections, and such nominations shall be signed by the candidates seeking elections, indicating his/her acceptance of nomination.
  4. All candidates nominated for election of the Executive Committee shall be fully paid up members of the union and shall be nominated by ten fully paid up members exclusive of members who are themselves candidates for elections, and such nominations shall be signed by the candidates seeking elections, indicating his/her acceptance of nomination.
  5. All candidates seeking elections to National Executive Committee positions must be delegates from their respective chapters and be eligible to attend and vote at the National Delegates Conference.

(Candidates who are aggrieved shall have rights to appeal within 48 hours to the electoral commission.

  1. The returning officer shall be an independent person/body identified by the National Executive Committee.
  2. The UASU electoral committee shall be composed of all returning officers from chapters.

(1) To be eligible, a candidate(s) should have been a member(s) of the Union for at least 12 (twelve)' consecutive months preceding the date of election.

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