Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS 1

The following schedule shall apply to the 2015-2016 nominations and elections of Convention delegates and alternate delegates and International Officers:

  • May 2015: Issuance of Rules for the 2015-2016 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election; publication of official forms, including preaccredited candidate petitions and financial disclosure and vendor disclosure forms.
  • May 5, 2015: Announcement by Election Supervisor of which seasonal Local Unions shall nominate and elect delegates and alternate delegates in Summer 2015 and notification to each of these Local Unions of number of delegates to be nominated and elected.
  • June 1, 2015: 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 2015.
  • June 1, 2015: Notification to each Local Union of number of delegates to be nominated and elected; notification to each remaining seasonal Local Union of time period for nomination and election of delegates and alternate delegates.
  • June 1, 2015: 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 2015.
  • June 1, 2015: Determination by Election Supervisor of number of petition signatures required for preconvention accreditation of International Officer candidates.
  • June 3, 2015: 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, 2015, or (b) alleging violations of any Rule(s) occurring within first twenty-eight (28) days after issuance of Rules.
  • June 15, 2015:  First deadline for required filings by candidates, slates, and independent committees of financial disclosure forms.
  • June 30, 2015: 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 2015 pursuant to Article II, Section 3 of Rules.
  • July 1- September 30, 2015: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during Summer 2015.
  • July 1 - December 15, 2015: Petitions to establish accredited candidate status may be submitted to Election Supervisor.
  • July 15, 2015: 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 2015.
  • August 20 - November 1, 2015: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated during Summer 2015.
  • September 1 - November 7, 2015: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during Fall 2015.
  • September 30, 2015: Deadline for submission to Election Supervisor of proposed Local Union Plan by each Local Union nominating and electing Convention delegates and alternate delegates during 2016.
  • October 2015: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of International Officer candidates accredited by Election Supervisor on or before August 31, 2015.
  • October 15, 2015: 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 2016.
  • October 24, 2015 - December 31, 2015: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated during Fall 2015.
  • December 15, 2015: Distribution by Election Supervisor of first list of certified Convention delegates and alternate delegates.
  • January 4 2016 - March 7, 2016: Period for nominations of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate nominated during 2016.
  • Mid-February, 2016: Issuance of Convention Call.
  • February 27 - April 30 2016: Period for elections of delegates and alternate delegates for candidates nominated during 2016.
  • February 2016: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of International Officer candidates accredited by Election Supervisor pursuant to Article X of the Rules.
  • April 2016: Publication of Supplemental Rules for the 29th IBT International Convention.
  • May 2, 2016: First day for challenging delegate credentials.
  • June 27 – July 1, 2016: 29th IBT International Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • July 2016: Publication by Election Supervisor of supplemental rules for election of International Officers.
  • August 2016: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • Between August 15 – September 23, 2016: General President Candidate Forum. 
  • September 2016: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • October 2016: Mailing of campaign material of nominated International Officer candidates.
  • October 6 2016: Mailing of ballots for International Officer election.
  • November 14 2016: Deadline for receipt of ballots to be counted and counting of ballots in International Officer election.

  • [1] Where a date listed herein falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, the obligation shall be effective on the first weekday following that date.