This Elections Manual constitutes the ongoing rules by which the elections described below are conducted. This Manual has been adopted by the UTLA Board of Directors and may only be modified by that Board in accordance with part XIII of this manual. Except as provided in Article II and Article III of this Manual, the Board of Directors of UTLA has the obligation to determine when to hold those elections that are required by the UTLA Constitution. This Manual does not supersede or modify the UTLA Constitution in any way. This Manual provides rules to implement the constitutionally mandated elections to ensure that those elections are conducted in a way that is fair and in accordance with rules that are known to all candidates and members.