Delegates are normally elected, for a two year term, at an annual members’ meeting in held the period 1 April to 30 June in the year following a National Delegates’ Congress. However, there is no limit on delegates standing for re-election – they can stand as many times as they want.
Before conducting an election, a decision needs to be made about the number of delegates and the constituencies that they represent.
Nominations for a delegate position must be proposed and seconded by full members of the PSA employed in that workplace or enterprise.
Nominations are sent to the returning officer and must be in writing.
If a vacancy occurs during a two year term, a by-election may be held at a meeting of members or as approved by the secretariat. (Under these circumstances the term of the successful candidate runs until the next annual members’ meeting at which an election is scheduled).