Machinists Union to Conduct Grand Lodge Officer Election on April 24

The IAM will hold an election for General Secretary-Treasurer on Saturday, April 24, 2021. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote in person or by absentee ballot.

It is critical that members are aware of their right to request an absentee ballot and the process for doing so. Note that it IS permissible for members to request and vote by absentee ballot if they have safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Absentee Ballot Request Forms must be received by Monday, April 12, 2021.

Click here for a Canadian Absentee Ballot Request Form.

Absentee Ballots must be postmarked by Thursday, April 22, 2021, and received by Thursday, April 29, 2021. This provides an extra week from the timeline initially set forth in order to account for possible mail delivery delays. Members are urged to mail Absentee Ballot Request Forms and Absentee Ballots well ahead of these dates due to delays with the Postal Service.


Members can also choose to vote in person at the District 250 office on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 19005 94th Avenue in Surrey BC. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise notified.