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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Important Dates 2020-2021

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS 1

The following schedule shall apply to the 2020-2021 nominations and elections of Convention delegates and alternate delegates and International Officers:

  • May 2020: Issuance of Rules for the 2020-2021 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election; publication of official forms, including preaccredited candidate petitions and financial disclosure and vendor disclosure forms.
  • May 5, 2020: Announcement by Election Supervisor of which seasonal Local Unions shall nominate and elect delegates and alternate delegates in Summer 2020 and notification to each of these Local Unions of the provisional number of delegates to be nominated and elected.
  • June 1, 2020: Deadline for submission to Election Supervisor of proposed Local Union Plan by each seasonal Local Union which Election Supervisor has determined should nominate and elect Convention delegates and alternate delegates during Summer 2020.
  • June 1, 2020: Notification to each Local Union of the provisional number of delegates to be nominated and elected.
  • June 1, 2020: Distribution by Election Supervisor of first list of tentative dates, times and places of Local Union delegate and alternate delegate nomination meetings and elections for those Local Unions holding delegate and alternate delegate elections in Summer 2020.
  • June 1, 2020: Determination by Election Supervisor of number of petition signatures required for preconvention accreditation of International Officer candidates.
  • June 3, 2020: Deadline for filing of protests (a) alleging violation(s) of Rules incorporating provisions of Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, where alleged violation(s) occurred prior to May 4, 2020, or (b) alleging violations of any Rule(s) occurring within first twenty-eight (28) days after issuance of Rules.
  • June 15, 2020:  First deadline for required filings by candidates, slates, and independent committees of financial disclosure forms.
  • June 30, 2020: Deadline for submission to Election Supervisor of proposed Local Union Plan by each Local Union seeking to nominate and elect Convention delegates and alternate delegates during Fall 2020 pursuant to Article II, Section 3 of Rules.
  • July 1- September 30, 2020: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during Summer 2020.
  • July 1 - December 15, 2020: Petitions to establish accredited candidate status may be submitted to Election Supervisor.
  • July 15, 2020: Distribution by Election Supervisor of first list of tentative dates, times and places of Local Union delegate and alternate delegate nomination meetings and elections for those Local Unions holding delegate and alternate delegate elections in Fall 2020.
  • August 20 - November 1, 2020: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated in seasonal Local Unions during Summer 2020.
  • September 1 - November 7, 2020: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during Fall 2020 in Local Unions entitled to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 3(a)(1).
  • September 30, 2020: Deadline for submission to Election Supervisor of proposed Local Union Plan by each Local Union nominating and electing Convention delegates and alternate delegates during 2021.
  • October 2020: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of International Officer candidates accredited by Election Supervisor based on petitions submitted on or before August 31, 2020.
  • October 15, 2020: Distribution by Election Supervisor of first list of tentative dates, times and places of Local Union delegate and alternate delegate nomination meetings and elections for Local Unions holding delegate and alternate delegate elections in 2021.
  • October 24, 2020 - December 31, 2020: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated during Fall 2020 in Local Unions entitled to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 3(a)(1).
  • December 15, 2020: Distribution by Election Supervisor of first list of certified Convention delegates and alternate delegates.
  • January 4, 2021- March 7, 2021: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during 2021.
  • Mid-February, 2021: Issuance of Convention Call.
  • February 27 – April 30, 2021: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated during 2021.
  • February 2021: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of International Officer candidates accredited by Election Supervisor pursuant to Article X of the Rules.
  • April 2021: Publication of Supplemental Rules for the 30th IBT International Convention.
  • May 3, 2021: First day for challenging delegate credentials.
  • June 28 – July 2, 2021: 30th IBT International Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • July 2021: Publication by Election Supervisor of supplemental rules for election of International Officers.
  • August 2021: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • Between August 15 – September 23, 2021: General President Candidate Forum. 
  • September 2021: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • October 2021: Mailing of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • October 2021: Mailing of ballots for International Officer election.
  • November 2021: Deadline for receipt of ballots to be counted and counting of ballots in International Officer election.

1 Where the Timetable sets a single date for an event and the date listed falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, the obligation shall be effective on the first weekday following that date. Where the Timetable defines a time interval, the first and last dates of the period are the stated calendar dates, even if those dates are a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday.