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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Article I

ROLE AND AUTHORITY OF ELECTION SUPERVISOR

            Pursuant to Article III, Section 5(a)(2) of the IBT Constitution and the GEB's resolution of May, 2015 and the 2016 Election Agreement, the Election Supervisor has the authority to conduct and supervise the election of delegates to the International Convention, the nomination of candidates for International office at the Convention and the election of International officers.  The authority of the Election Supervisor shall include the authority to supervise all phases of the International Union delegate and officer elections and to hear and determine, with the Election Appeals Master, any protests and appeals concerning the elections and, where necessary, conduct, overturn or rerun any phase of the elections.  The Election Supervisor is authorized and obligated to certify election results. 

            Subject to the 2016 Election Agreement, the Election Supervisor has the authority to interpret, to enforce, and, when necessary, to amend the Rules.  The Election Supervisor has the authority to take all necessary actions, consistent with these Rules, to ensure fair, honest, open, and informed elections.  In exercising these powers, the Election Supervisor shall consider and apply, where applicable, precedents and decisions issued during the 1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-2001, 2005-2006 and 2010-2011 International Elections and the 1997-98 Rerun Election.

            The Election Supervisor and the Election Appeals Master, and their designees and representatives, shall at all times discharge their duties and responsibilities faithfully and impartially.