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Each UTUIA district will be advised in March
2019 of the number of delegates their particular district will elect to the
2019 UTUIA Grand Convention. The number of delegates for each district will be
determined by the number of UTUIA policyowners in the territory of each
district as of November 30, 2018. Each district will elect one alternate
delegate for each delegate elected.
Nominations for district delegate must be completed and postmarked to the UTUIA Secretary and Treasurer no later than April 24th, 2019. Nominating petitions may be submitted by a district officer, UTUIA officer or UTUIA policyowner of the applicable district. Additionally, at least two adult (18 or older) UTUIA policyowners in the district must sign the nominating petition in order for the candidate to be included on the ballot. The attached form shall be used for nominations. In the coming weeks, nomination forms will be available for download at www.utuia.org
The original delegate nominating
petitions are retained by the UTUIA Secretary and Treasurer who will forward a
copy of each nominating petition to the UTUIA President, by April 30th, 2019.
The President shall review the nominating petitions and verify the eligibility
of the nominees.
The President shall prepare ballots for
all delegate nominees and mail ballots directly to all UTIJIA policy owners in
the applicable district in the month of May 2019. The ballots shall be prepared
so as to provide a square opposite each candidate’s name in which the voter can
mark his or her preference, with the policy owner to mark boxes not exceeding
the number of delegates to be elected in that particular district. Ballots
received postmarked prior to June 5, 2019 will be counted and retained for a
period of one year.
The candidate receiving the largest
number of the votes cast shall be declared the elected delegate. The candidate
receiving the second largest number of votes shall be the elected alternate
In the event that, in a District, the number of nominees to serve
as delegates is equal to or less than the number of that District’s delegates
to the Grand Convention, (i) those nominees shall be deemed elected by
acclamation and (ii) the Board of Directors shall select the individuals
necessary to fill the slate of delegates and the alternates for such District,
which individuals shall be deemed elected by acclamation.
The Board of Directors shall determine the salary and expenses of delegates attending conventions.