Delegates and/or alternates to the convention from a local shall be elected by secret ballot. Members of each local must be given suitable opportunity to nominate candidates for the position of delegate and alternate. Notice of the right to make nominations and notice of the election may be combined in one notice. Election of delegates to take place no later than thirty (30) days [September 4] prior to the start of the convention. The results of the election must be published and the ballots kept for one (1) year.
Delegate / Alternate Lists
Each local chairperson must send to the HPAE office a list of all elected delegates and alternates no later than thirty (30) days prior [September 4] to the opening date of the convention. Only delegates and alternates on this list shall be registered and seated at the convention.
All members have an equal opportunity to become a delegate to the convention as long as they are a member in good standing.
A Local and Retiree chapter shall be entitled to up to two (2) delegates for the first thirty (30) members. For every additional thirty (30) members, a local will be entitled to one (1) additional delegate. Members at Large shall be considered in the numbers of their last local membership.