PSAC Local 610
University of Western Ontario
1313 Somerville House
London, ON  N6A 3K7

General Inquiries:
519.661.4137 (p)
519.850.2998 (f)

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
Office Closed from
11:45am to 12:15pm Daily

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Notice of Nomination

From the office of the Chief Returning Officer of PSAC Local 610

The nomination for three PSAC Local 610 bargaining team positions is now open. 
The Election will take place on September 12, 2017 starting at 4:30 PM. 
The bargaining dates that have been set are: September 29, October 25 and October 31. 
We are accepting nominations for bargaining team positions. Information on bargaining team position is in our Bylaws and Policies and regulation 15c.
Anyone running must be a member in good standing with the PSAC. 
All nominations must be received by 3pm September 5, 2017 at the email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and cc’d to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
OR nominations can be proposed on the floor at the elections on September 12, 2017.


Nominations must indicate: 
* The name of the person being nominated (self-nomination is acceptable);

Incomplete nominations will result in disqualification. The campaigning period of one week will begin at 4:00pm September 5, 2017 and ends at 4:00pm September 12, 2017. Any campaigning outside of the campaign period may result in disqualification.

A one page candidate statement (pdf or doc or docx) may be submitted to the local office for dispersal to the membership. Statements shall meet the following criteria: 
1. Be no longer than one ‘letter sized’ page. Any pages beyond this will be discarded; 
2. At least 85% of written material shall be 12-point font or larger. Any font-style is acceptable; 
3. Margins may be of any size; 
4. Statements may contain any combination of written and pictorial content; 
5. Statements that are fallacious or libelous will result in disqualification of the candidate. 
Statements will be dispersed by the local office one week prior to the general election meeting. They will be appended in alphabetical order of the candidates’ last names.

The first deadline for candidates’ statements is 3:00pm on September 5, 2017. These statements will be dispersed by 10:00am the following day. The second deadline for candidates’ statements is 3:00pm on September 10, 2017. These statements will be dispersed to the membership by 10:00am on September 11, 2017. Any statements received after 3:00pm on September 10, 2017 will not be dispersed to the membership.

Statements must be emailed to the following addresses: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
and cc’d to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Questions about the positions can be emailed to the above addresses.

Campaigning regulations according to the Bylaws section 12.5: 
12.5.1 no candidate may engage in mass electronic mailing of any kind, including but not limited to list-serve or recipient lists of more than five (5) persons; 
12.5.2 social networking (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, et al.) shall be permitted; 
12.5.3 no money is permitted to be spent on any electronic media; 
12.5.4 each candidate shall be permitted to distribute a one page mail-out, subject to the limitations outlined by the Chief Returning Officer, that shall be distributed to the membership by the External Communications Chair one week prior to the commencement of the elections; 
12.5.5 the campaign period shall begin one week prior to the election; 
12.5.6 no campaigning materials shall be circulated once a General Meeting for elections has begun.


Election Process: 
1. Registration opens at 4:00pm 
2. Meeting starts at 4:30pm 
3. Nominations for each position, whether filed previously or nominated from the floor, followed by 3 minute presentations and 2 minutes question period by each candidate: 
4. Using visual aids for presentations, such as PowerPoint, are allowed. However, candidates must take full responsibility of using them, and be within their speech time-frame. The speech time-frame is 3 minutes. Candidates must be ready to use substitute means of presentation or speech in case there is a technical problem. 
5. Voting begins. No one can enter or leave the meeting room during voting. 
7. Ballots are counted and the elected bargaining team members are announced to the members.


A significant portion of our members are also members of the University of Western Ontario Society of Graduate Students.