By-elections

73(1) Should a vacancy occur in the district representation on the Provincial Executive Council or in the office of the president or vice-president as a result of a resignation effective in the first 19 months of the term, a by-election shall be held to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term, and the person so elected shall take office on the effective date of the resignation or when declared elected, whichever is later.

(2) Should a vacancy occur for any other reason in the district representation on the Provincial Executive Council or in the office of the president or vice-president during the first 19 months of the term, a by-election shall be held to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term, and the person so elected shall take office on being declared elected.

(3) Should a vacancy occur in the district representation on the Provincial Executive Council or in the office of the president or vice-president after the first 19 months of the term, a by-election, if required, shall be held for a two-year term and the person so elected shall take office effective on July 1 following or as soon thereafter as the person is declared elected.

(4) District representatives who, in the first year of their terms, file nomination papers for the office of president or vice-­president, are deemed, as of the date fixed for the receipt of ­nominations, to have submitted their resignations, effective June 30 following, and a by-election shall be held pursuant to subsection (1).

74(1) The Provincial Executive Council shall set a date for the by-election which shall be held within 120 days of the vacancy or of the receipt of the resignation, whichever is earlier.

(2) Notices calling for nominations in the by-election shall be mailed to locals and to schools at least 42 days prior to the date of the by-election.

(3) Nominations and acceptances on the forms prescribed must be received in Barnett House by a date set by the Provincial Executive Council which date shall be at least 21 days prior to the date of the by-election.

(4) Ballots shall be mailed to those entitled to vote at least 14 days prior to the date of the by-election.

(5) Members entitled to vote in any by-election shall be those
in good standing in the month preceding that in which the notice calling for nominations is mailed. Local secretaries shall on demand submit a certified list of members employed as teachers by the school board or boards within the local as of such date.

(6) All other bylaws related to the election of a district representative, the president or the vice-president as the case may be, apply in the case of a by-election for such an office.

(7) In the event that there are no nominations received for election to the office of president, then a by-election shall be held and, notwithstanding Bylaw 74(1), the Provincial Executive Council shall set a date for a by-election to be held at any time the Provincial Executive Council considers appropriate and the by-election may take place before, on, or after the first day of July.

(8) In the event that there are insufficient nominations received for the office of vice-president, then a by-election shall be held and, notwithstanding Bylaw 74(1), the Provincial Executive Council shall set a date for a by-election to be held at any time the Provincial Executive Council considers appropriate and the by-election may take place before, on, or after the first day of July.

(9) In the event that the number of nominations received for election to the office of district representative is fewer than the number of district representative positions in a geographic district, then a by-election shall be held and, notwithstanding Bylaw 74(1), the Provincial Executive Council shall set a date for a by-election to be held at any time the Provincial Executive Council considers appropriate and the by-election may take place before, on, or after the first day of July.

(10) In the event that a by-election is held pursuant to Bylaw 74(7), 74(8) or 74(9), then the person declared elected shall take office
(a) effective the first day of July, in the event the by-election is held prior to the first day of July, or
(b) effective upon being declared elected, in the event the by-election is held on or after the first day of July.