July 15, 2020
Dear CASE Member:
CASE will be conducting its annual election for the Board of Directors this fall. Seven (7) “even-year” director-at-large seats will be up for election. Each of the positions is for a full two-year term.
If you are considering becoming a candidate for a position with the CASE Board of Directors this fall, please note the following election schedule and information about the nomination process:
August 28, 2020: Nomination petitions are due at the CASE Office by 5:00 p.m. This year, CASE is only accepting mailed, facsimile, or electronic copies. Nomination petitions must have at least five (5) valid signatures from active CASE voting members. (CASE Bylaws, Article III, section 3.14(b).) No exceptions to this rule will be made. It is the responsibility of each candidate to contact the CASE office to verify the validity of signatures. This year, due to COVID-19, each Voting Member signing a nominating petition may send CASE their information individually.
August 31, 2020: Last day for any candidate to withdraw from the election and not have his or her name appear on the ballot.
September 1, 2020: Elections Committee to meet, review the nominating petitions, and publish the certified list of eligible candidates no later than 5:00 p.m. (CASE Bylaws, Article III, section 3.14(b).)
October 2, 2020: Optional candidate statements due at CASE Office by 5:00 p.m. Electronic or facsimile copies of candidate statements are acceptable.
October 16, 2020: Ballots and optional candidate statements emailed to all CASE Voting Members. Any requests for a replacement ballot link shall be directed to the CASE office.
November 6, 2020: Voting period shall end at 5:00 p.m. and results will be published via email and on the CASE website.
Nomination petitions may be submitted anytime between now and the deadline of Friday, August 28, 2020. To become a candidate for any open seat, you must submit a nomination petition to the CASE office, declaring your interest, along with the signatures of five (5) active, dues-paying CASE Voting Members in good standing in support of your candidacy.
Your nomination petition must include your name, department, classification, home and work addresses, phone numbers, e-mail address (work and home), and your signature. Your nomination petition must identify the office you are seeking so it is clear to the five (5) active CASE Voting Members who support your nomination. Each person signing your nomination petition must provide his or her name, department, classification, work address, phone number, e-mail address, and signature. This year, due to COVID-19, each Voting Member signing a nominating petition may send CASE their information individually.
Election forms and petitions are attached to this letter and available on the CASE website (www.calattorneys.org). Only active, rank-and-file full Voting Members of CASE in good standing are eligible to vote, run for elected office, or sign nominating petitions. Retired annuitants, confidential employees, managers, and supervisors may not run for or hold office. Additionally, Non-Members of CASE may not run for or hold office. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact the CASE office for verification.
Candidates may submit a campaign statement to CASE, which will be emailed along with ballots to all CASE Voting Members. The deadline for submitting this optional statement is Friday, October 2, 2020. Although limited to one side of a single 8 ½ x 11-inch sheet of paper, there is no word limit, so you may design the statement as you prefer. The CASE Elections Committee shall review all campaign statements to ensure compliance with Corporations Code section 7525, and Article III, section 3.14(c) of the CASE Bylaws.
CASE will be conducting the elections via electronic voting. If you are a Voting Member you will receive a ballot via email. Please make sure CASE has your correct email address on file so you may vote.
If you have any questions about the election, please contact the CASE office at (800) 699-6533 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, your support of CASE and your colleagues in Bargaining Unit 2 is greatly appreciated.
The CASE Board of Directors
 This year, due to COVID-19, CASE is suspending the Bylaws requirement for original nominating petition forms because many CASE voting members are teleworking.