Region 6 By-election

Ticket of Nominations  |  New Electronic Voting Process

Ticket of Nominations

On April 27, the Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations in response to the by-election for the SUN Region 6 Representative. Nominations closed at noon on Friday, May 11, with the Nominations Committee receiving two (2) nominations.

The candidates for the Region 6 Representative on the SUN Board of Directors are:

  • Tracy Claassen - Local 258, Community Mental Health Services, Saskatoon
    Hello everyone! My name is Tracy Claassen. I received my certificate in Psychiatric Nursing in 1984. I have practiced as a registered psychiatric nurse since this time.

    I am seeking your vote please to enable me to serve as the SUN Regional Representative Region 6 on the board of directors, as your representative voice.

    I currently work as a community mental health nurse within Mental Health and Addiction Services, Local 258, in Saskatoon. When I first moved to Saskatoon in 2001, from Alberta, I worked many years in various special care home environments aka “long term care” within Saskatoon. I worked in Home Care in Calgary.

    I have experience in an NAC role and currently serve in an education role on the Local 258 executive committee.

    Tracy Claassen RPN

  • Lynne Eikel - Local 141, Saskatoon Home Care, Family Health Services
    As our new RHA changes, it will be important for the leadership within SUN Provincial to be cohesive and responsive to the rapidly changing environment in Saskatchewan. With the Strategic Direction that the Board of Directors determined in May of 2017, we set the direction that  will take this organization forward for the next year. We are a strong organization and one that is enviable to many. We are leaders and speak out for the safety of our patients in the province. We understand and recognize the issues that nursing is facing professionally so we are also the voice for our profession regarding our scope of practice. This can be a time to recognize the opportunities we must take as RN’s, RPN’ s and NP’s. As members of SUN we have a voice and we can feel supported to speak up. Your voice is important and imperative to the strength of SUN and we must welcome old and new with the goal of solidarity.

    As your Region 6 representative your vote would ensure the vision the SUN BOD developed is fulfilled and solidified. I have enjoyed connecting with members over my term and my goal is to continue to connect with members and to support you within your locals and workplaces. Serving you has been a privilege. I would like to continue doing so.

    In Solidarity,
    Lynne Eikel RN


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NEW Electronic Voting Process

At the Annual Meeting in April 2018, delegates approved amendments to the Bylaws which allow for an electronic ballot. The Canadian company, Intelivote Systems Incorporated (ISI), has been hired to assist SUN in conducting a secure vote using an electronic ballot.

Casting Your Vote

Polls will open at 9:00 am on May 22 and will close on June 1 at 12:00 (noon).

Voting instructions will be distributed to all eligible voters by standard mail delivery to the mailing address on file, on or around May 22. In addition, eligible voters with an email address on file will receive a copy of the voting instructions via email, on May 22.

Each member will receive a unique PIN number required to cast their ballot. The PIN number is only good for one vote.

Eligible voters will have the ability to use their PIN number to cast a secure vote using a toll-free phone number or through the eVote website.

If eligible voters have not received their voting instructions, please contact SUN Provincial at 1-833-SUN-VOTE (1-833-786-8683).

Assistance Available

A Voter's HelpLine, administered through ISI, will be available to assistance voters in accessing the electronic ballot.

For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-344-2818, to speak to an ISI technician.

The HelpLine will be available:

  • Tuesday, May 29
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Wednesday, May 30
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Thursday, May 31
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)