Local 47 General Election



Click here for results of tallying in the AFM Local 47 2018 General Election.

December 11, 2018

A General Election of all AFM Local 47 officers, elected delegates and alternates, and Hearing Board are held by secret ballot at the headquarters of the Local on the second Tuesday of December in each even numbered year. The next General Election takes place Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on election day.

Questions About the Election?

Please be aware that only members of the Election Board — no Local 47 officers or staff members — are authorized to answer any questions concerning the election. Should you have any questions, please contact one of the Election Board officers:

Mark Zimoski (Chair) - (818) 997-7225, email
Mike Deutsch
Stephen Green
Scott Higgins
Kris Mettala
Paul Sternhagen
Nick Stone


Policy Governing Eligibility to Vote in the Dec. 11, 2018 Local 47 General Election

1. All Local 47 members who are in good standing as of 4 p.m. (close of business) on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 — the last business day prior to the 2018 General Election — are eligible to cast a ballot.

2. Any Local 47 member who has been suspended or expelled for the non-payment of dues or wishing to reinstate within one year of resignation shall have until 4 p.m. (close of business) on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 by which to clear his/her delinquency and return to full good-standing status in order to be eligible to cast a ballot.

3. New members or those rejoining after resignation must complete and submit a membership application no later than Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, so that their membership can be approved at the next Local 47 Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. All applicable fees apply. Note: the Local reserves the right to refer applications of all persons seeking reinstatement from resignation to the International Executive Board per Article 9, Section 19 of the Federation's Bylaws.

4. Life Members who hold Inactive status do not have the right to vote in any Local 47 election. Active Life Members may vote. Inactive Life Members wishing to be restored to full Life Member status may do so by submitting payment of the difference between full Life Membership Periodic Dues and Inactive Life Membership Periodic Dues for the year. For those who wish to cast their vote in the 2018 General Election, the difference owed would be $20 and must be paid by 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.


General Election Electronic Communications Policy

Following the intent of Article IX, Section 12, of the AFM Local 47 Bylaws, it shall be a matter of policy that the rules and restrictions as outlined in said Bylaw shall also apply to all electronic communications published by Local 47, including the digital issues of Overture Online, the Local 47 website (afm47.org), the Local 47 email newsletter “The Local 47 Beat” and any special notices sent by Local 47 via email blast, and all associated social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.).