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2018 National Division Officers Election Rules now available

INDEPENDENCE, July 17 — On May 3, the BLET Advisory Board adopted Rules for the 2018 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen National Division Officers Election. These rules provide detailed guidelines for compliance with Section 48 of the National Division Rules of the BLET Bylaws, which governs the election of National Division Officers.

Specifically, the Rules establish a timeline for various election-related activities, such as submission of nominating petitions, campaign contribution and expenditure reports, the filing of protests, and how balloting and the election will be conducted. In addition, they set forth the procedures to be used by the National Secretary-Treasurer in fulfilling his oversight responsibility under Section 48.

They also include detailed procedures on campaigning that will provide transparency and fair and equal access to the membership. Lastly, the Rules provide a mechanism for handling all election-related protests and appeals.

In order to ensure that the membership is fully informed about all aspects of the election process, the Rules are being published in the July edition of the Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen News as well as on the BLET website:

www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/2018_Election_Rules_Website.pdf

Monday, July 17, 2017
bentley@ble-t.org

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