BALLOTS DUE AUG. 24: CAPE Board of Directors Election 2017

The terms of five (5) members of the Board of Directors expire as of September 2017. Additionally, one (1) vacant seat left open due to the death of Brent Decker is also open for a one-year term. CAPE members interested in running for a term on the Board of Directors are invited to submit a Nominating Petition signed by 20 CAPE members, plus the nominee, along with a Candidate Statement not to exceed 250 words no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2017.

The five candidates receiving the largest number of votes will be elected to serve two-year terms (September 2017-September 2019). The sixth candidate to receive the largest number of votes will be elected to serve a one-year term (September 2017-September 2018).

For election questions call the CAPE office at (626) 243-0340.


  • June 9, 2017:  Nominating Petition forms available—call the CAPE office at 626-243-0340 to request a Nominating Petition, or CLICK HERE to download one.
  • July 13, 2017:  Deadline for Nominating Petitions and Candidate Statements—must be received at the CAPE office by 5:00 p.m.
  • July 24, 2017:  Ballots mailed to CAPE Members in good standing.
  • August 24, 2017: Completed ballots must be received at the Election Post Office Box by 12:00 p.m. (Ballots will NOT be accepted at the CAPE office.) The ballot count* will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the CAPE office in the Board Room on August 24, 2017. Members are welcome to attend!
* An independent election firm will conduct the ballot count.

CAPE Board of Directors Information: A nine-member Board of Directors makes the vast majority of decisions for your union, including policy formulation and authorization of all financial transactions. The Board is made up entirely of dues-paying CAPE members who are elected by the membership of CAPE. They are County employees, just like you, who volunteer their time to chart the course of the union.

Any active CAPE member in good standing can run for a position on the Board of Directors. Board Members typically serve a two-year term. There are no term limits, and individuals can continue to serve on the Board as long as the members continue to elect them. Board elections take place in August every year. The Board elections are “at large,” which means the top five (or four depending on the election year) vote getters will serve on the Board.
The CAPE Board of Directors meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month. Meetings of the Board of Directors take place at the CAPE office and begin at 2 p.m. CAPE members are welcome to attend the Board meetings. Copies of the agenda and approved minutes for the Board of Directors meetings are available to members upon request.

The fact that your union is run by its own members, who are elected by the membership, helps ensure a union that is dedicated to enhancing the careers of members and being responsive to members’ concerns.

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