ETT Executive Elections 2020

ETT Executive Elections 2020

Election Details

Elections will take place to fill the following positions:

  • President – 1 position (Candidates for this position must have at least two years of experience on the ETT Executive)
  • Vice President – 1 position (Candidates for this position must have at least one year of experience on the ETT Executive)
  • Secretary/Treasurer – 1 position (ETT Executive experience is not required)
  • Executive Officer – 11 positions (ETT Executive experience is not required)

The term of office for each position is from July 1, 2020 through to June 30, 2022.

Elections will be held in two rounds. The first round will elect Table Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer). Candidates for the positions in the first round who are not elected may “Drop Down” to become candidates in the second round for Executive Officers.

The election campaign period begins upon confirmed receipt of campaign materials by the Chief Returning Officer (no earlier than Thursday, March 5, 2020), and ends at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Voting will take place online. All ETT Members in good standing (including those on leave) are eligible to vote and/or declare their candidacy.

Each candidate is responsible for complying with all instructions issued by the ETT Governance Committee or Chief Returning Officer.

Results

See the results of the ETT Executive Elections 2020: Table Officers Election
See the results of the ETT Executive Elections 2020: Executive Officers Election

Nomination Period

Friday, February 28, 2020 to Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

  • On Friday, February 28, 2020, nomination forms and instructions will be made available to potential candidates via the ETT website.
  • A Candidate Information Meeting will be held at the ETT Office, Parkinson Conference Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Deadline for nomination forms and campaign materials is Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
  • Campaign materials must be received and accepted by the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) before a candidate can begin campaigning.
  • Deadline to schedule a photo and video session is Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
  • The CRO will email all candidates the Steward list no later than Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • The candidate list will be posted on the ETT website on Friday, March 13, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

Campaign Period Begins

Thursday, March 5, 2020 (upon receipt of materials)

  • Deadline for any candidate to withdraw their candidacy is Monday, March 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
  • Candidate profiles will be made available on the ETT website on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.
  • A “headshot” photo will be added to each candidate’s profile (if submitted) on Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • Voter Information packages will be mailed to ETT members’ homes starting the week of April 13, 2020.

Voting for Table Officers

Monday, May 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to Monday, May 11, 2020, 10:00 p.m.

  • Voting for Table Officers will take place online.
  • Members will be required to login to the ETT website to vote.

Table Officers Election Results

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • Voting results will be tabulated by a third-party electronic voting service and relayed to the CRO.
  • Results will be posted on the ETT website on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, by noon.

Executive Officer Election Drop-Down Deadline

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • Deadline for Table Officer candidates to drop-down to become candidates in the Executive Officer election is Tuesday, May 12, 2020, noon.
  • The updated list of Executive candidates and profiles will be made available on the ETT website on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

Voting for Executive Officers

Monday, May 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to Monday, May 25, 2020, 10:00 p.m.

  • Voting for Executive Officers will take place online.
  • Members will be required to login to the ETT website to vote.

Executive Officers Election Results

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Voting results will be tabulated by a third-party electronic voting service and relayed to the CRO.
  • Results will be posted on the ETT website on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, by noon.

Please be advised that the election timeline may be revised. Members will be notified of any revision via the ETT website and ETT Weekly.

Election Sub-Committee of the Governance Committee

Please be advised that an emergency meeting of the Elections Sub Committee of the ETT Governance Committee was held in accordance with pg 34 of the Election Manual “Should there be circumstances arising during the campaign period…”.

In accordance with the 2020 Election Manual process and protocols it has been resolved that the Elections Sub Committee of the ETT Governance Committee has moved the following motions:

Motion 1 (unanimously passed)

It is resolved that all candidates be provided with the current complete election manual for reference during the 2020 election process.

Motion 2 (unanimously passed)

It is resolved that changes additions be made to the current manual as follows:

Due to mitigating circumstances as a direct result of Covid 19 restrictions, the necessity for changes to ETT Election procedures has been deemed necessary.

This revision of policy has been made in part due to inability of the election to provide opportunity for candidate meet and greets, candidate videos and regular campaign interactions that would normally be available to all candidates.

This change will result in a retroactive policy change in order to permit usage of electronic contact information currently in the possession of candidates for the purposes of campaigning. All prior statements of violations will be removed from candidates with respect to this updated protocol effective Friday May 8th, 2020.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHANGE IN ELECTION PROTOCOL THE FOLLOWING ADDITION WILL BE MADE TO THE CANDIDATE CAMPAIGNING SECTION OF THE ELECTION MANUAL:

Due to the unique and unprecedented challenges and restrictions presented by COVID 19 (including the cancellation of candidate video’s, photographs, candidates’ poster, meet and greets, the two-week delay on voting and the campaigns) candidates sole reliance on electronic communication will allow for use of contact information currently held by candidates for the purpose of campaigning. 

Candidates will be permitted to use said electronic communication with the proviso that should a member recipient request the removal of their email information for electronic communication it be done immediately without hesitation. Candidates are however not allowed to access or use TDSB emails for any communication as per TDSB policies and procedures.

John, thank you for you continued leadership and support during our election process.

Bryan Scanga
ETT Election Sub Committee Chair

This notice from the Chief Returning Officer regarding conduct during the ETT Executive Elections 2020 is directed to all candidates and members.

Please be advised that several communications have been sent to ETT members by email with titles and names attempting to mimic official ETT communications and Executive Officers for the purposes of electioneering.

ETT members are urged to carefully check to ensure that communications affixed with an ETT label are from an official ETT communications channel or from an ETT Executive Officer.

As Chief Returning Officer, I will continue to investigate this matter for any campaign violations, and, I ask, that if members are involved, they cease and desist in this behaviour.

John Hollins
Chief Returning Officer, ETT Executive Elections 2020

This notice from the Chief Returning Officer regarding conduct during the ETT Executive Elections 2020 is directed to all candidates and members.

ETT’s official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) are publicly facing in order to easily reach and connect with your members, parents, students, labour partners, and community allies. It is highly inappropriate and unprofessional to engage in electioneering when commenting or replying to posts on these channels.

As these are publicly facing materials, such posts do irreparable damage to ETT and ETFO’s standing with your members and the wider education and labour communities.

These posts will be removed, and I ask you to cease and desist in this behaviour.

John Hollins
Chief Returning Officer, ETT Executive Elections 2020

Executive Officers Election

I hereby post the Executive Officers Election results in accordance with the ETT Governance 2020 Elections Manual.

Executive Officers

Yolanda B’Dacy   2,040   ELECTED
Kwabena Frimpong   1,950   ELECTED
Joy Lachica   1,935   ELECTED
Amber Bowen   1,856   ELECTED
Roz Geridis   1,789   ELECTED
Helen Victoros   1,770   ELECTED
Colin Strange   1,765   ELECTED
Terri Lynn Platt   1,757   ELECTED
Nigel Barriffe   1,733   ELECTED
Felicia Samuel   1,651   ELECTED
Natasha Rodriguez   1,509   ELECTED
Yvette Blackburn   1,476
Chi Hang   1,335
Melony Duranovich   1,181
Kim Fry   1,170
Laura McCoy   1,126
Ayesatta Conteh   1,056
Jonathan Giles   937
Julius   845
Ellen D’Heureux   823
Mike Martin   799
Simon Francis   693
Roger Beal   681
Robert Millard   605
Maria Campagna   430
Stephen Gartshore   411
Kristyn Owers   405
Cecil Peter   282

Total: 3,971
Abstain: 2

John Hollins
Chief Returning Officer

Table Officers Election

I hereby post the Table Officers Election results in accordance with the ETT Governance 2020 Elections Manual.

President

Brown, Jennifer    2,322   votes   ELECTED
Lachica, Joy   1,804   votes

Total: 4,143 votes
Abstain: 17

Vice President

Thom, Jamie   2,221   votes   ELECTED
B’Dacy, Yolanda   1,884   votes

Total: 4,143
Abstain: 38

Secretary/Treasurer

Duni, Doris   2,526   votes   ELECTED
Rodriguez, Natasha   1,421   votes
Peter, Cecil   146   votes

Total: 4,143
Abstain: 50

John Hollins
Chief Returning Officer

Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Contact Information

Name: John Hollins

Email: ettcrojohnhollins@gmail.com

All communications, inquiries or concerns regarding the ETT Executive Elections 2020 shall be directed by email, solely to the CRO.

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