Monthly Archives: December 2013

Union Election Update

Election preparations have been finalized. It will be administered electronically by VoteNet, and take place from December 23rd through January 6th. You will receive an email and paper mailing from VoteNet instructing you how to cast your vote securely and privately.

The email will come from the address “election_alerts@votenet.com” and have the subject “UFCT Local 1460 Officer Election”. You may want to whitelist this email address to ensure it does not go to your spam folder.

If you are not able to vote for any reason, please contact the Elections Committee.

Report: Election Town Hall Forum

On Tuesday December 10th, 2013, the UFCT 1460 Elections Committee held a candidates forum in Myrtle Hall at 5:00 pm. This was to give each candidate an opportunity to respond to questions from forum attendees. Attendees were invited to write questions on index cards, include the questioners name and who the question was addressed to. Cards were collected and separated into stacks based on who the question was directed to. Candidates Kye Carbone and Jenny Lee were given two minutes to respond to questions asked of them then the other candidate was given one minute to respond. For questions directed to both, each had two minutes to respond. The event was orderly and informative. There was enough time for all written questions to be addressed. The event wrapped up around 6:30pm.

Election Town Hall Forum Tuesday 12/10 at 5pm

The Election Committee is happy to announce that we will hold an Election Town Hall Forum Tuesday 12/10/13 at 5pm in Myrtle Hall on the 2nd floor in room MH #2E-03. This forum will be an opportunity for members of the bargaining unit to pose questions to our two candidates for president.

Cards will be made available to all attendees. Attendees will be asked to write who their question is for, their own name, and the question they’d like to ask. These questions will be collected and read by members of the election committee.

The forum moderator will allow for five minute opening statements from each candidate. We will then address member questions to each candidate in alternation. The candidate will have two minutes to answer the question, and the other candidate will be given one minute to present a rebuttal.

We hope to see you there!

Making sure you receive a ballot for the 2013 elections

The Elections Committee intends to hold the election for UFCT President from December 16th through the 30th. We would like to hold the election via eBallot, but are still working out the logistics of the actual voting process.

What we can say is that all members will be notified via postal mail about whatever elections process we constitute. We will be using your postal address on file with NYSUT to deliver this information. If you have any question about whether your address on file with NYSUT is accurate and up-to-date, we encourage you to contact the Elections Committee to notify us of your current address.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the election.

Results of 2013 Union Officer Nominations process

The faculty union Elections Committee met on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 and reviewed the nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

19 nominations were received via the form on the Pratt Faculty Union website. There were no paper nominations received. All nominations were deemed valid by the committee.

The nominations are as follows:

For PRESIDENT:
9 nominations for Kye Carbone
5 nominations for Jenny Lee
Result: The Elections Committee will hold an election between Jenny Lee and Kye Carbone for the officer position of PRESIDENT. The election will take place via either electronic or postal ballot from December 16th to the 30th. Details to follow.

For VICE PRESIDENT:
14 nominations for Emily Beall
Result: Emily Beall is the only candidate nominated and will assume the position of VICE PRESIDENT for the calendar years 2014-2016.

For SECRETARY:
10 nominations for Holly Wilson
Result: Holly Wilson is the only candidate nominated and will assume the position of SECRETARY for the calendar years 2014-2016.

For TREASURER:
9 nominations for Dennis Masback
1 nomination for Laura Elrick
Result: Dennis Masback is the only candidate with the required three nominations and will assume the position of TREASURER for the calendar years 2014-2016.

If any Pratt Faculty Union member wishes to review the submitted nominations they can contact the Elections Committee and arrange a time to review them in the presence of a member of the committee.

You can download an electronic version of this report here.

Nominations period for 2013 Officer Elections is closed

As of Monday, December 2nd at 5 pm, the nominations period for the 2013 UFCT Officer elections has come to an end.

Nominations will be tallied by the Elections Committee on Wednesday, December 4th. Should there be more than one qualified nominee for any of the four officer positions, we will immediately conduct an election using electronic voting.

Please check back to learn more about the elections procedure and to make sure that you know how to exercise your right to vote in the election, which will take place before the end of the year.

Questions about the elections process? Feel free to contact the Elections Committee.