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Election Update - False Claims Regarding the Mailing of Ballots Prior to February 9, 2023
The Election Committee has received several protests related to false accusations being made by members of the Second City slate that the mailing of the ballots prior to February 9, 2023 was authorized by John Catanzara to “rig” the election. Due to the serious nature of these accusation, the Election Committee prepared this notification to state, unequivocally, that John Catanzara played no role in the Committee’s decision to authorize the mailing of the ballots prior to February 9, 2023...

Election Update – Protest Concerning Bartlett February 2, 2023 Text Message Blast
The Election Committee has found merit to a protest filed against Bob Bartlett related to a text message blast disseminated on February 2, 2023. As an initial matter, since Bartlett disseminated this campaign material via text message, it did not require pre-approval of the Committee. However, as discussed at the January 17, 2023 Candidates meeting, Bartlett will be requested to verify how he obtained the phone numbers which he utilized to confirm that they did not derive from the Lodge’s ...

Candidates for 2023 FOP Election
OFFICIAL BALLOTFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, CHICAGO LODGE No. 7 MARCH 3, 2023 Click here to view

Updated Ballot for FOP Elections
SAMPLE BALLOT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, CHICAGO LODGE No. 7 MARCH 3, 2023 Click here to view

Election Update - Election Judge Ruling on Mailing of Ballots prior to February 9, 2023
The Election Committee unanimously authorized the mailing of the ballots prior to February 9, 2023 upon being notified by the printer that the ballots would be completed before the initially projected completion date of February 9, 2023. The decision was based upon concerns raised with the Election Committee that there may not be enough time for members to return their ballots to the post office by the March 3, 2023 ballot pick-up time. Thereafter, the Committee was made aware of the unintend...

Election Update 1/31 - Ballot Mailing
The Election Committee has been notified that the printer completed the ballots and they have been delivered to the post office for mailing. -The 2023 Election Committee

ELECTION UPDATE – JANUARY 25, 2023
ELECTION UPDATE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, CHICAGO LODGE No. 7 The Election Committee provides this notification to the Lodge 7 membership concerning recent protests. The Committee has received protests filed against members of both the “Second City” slate and the “Vision and Voice” slate. The Committee reviewed each protest thoroughly and, where appropriate, found a violation and issued an appropriate remedy. To date, the Committee has issued a Violation Noted to both the “Seco...

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