I'm curious how shop steward elections are ran. In my local, shop stewards are appointed. Usually you speak with the BA and let them know you are interested in becoming a steward. You will have a sit down meeting where you're interviewed and then the BA will let you know. Some times the BA will come to you and ask if you'd like to be a steward. I'd like to know how stewards are elected in other locals. Its it a ballot that's sent out? Is it a general membership meeting where it takes place? Do only members in your craft vote or is it the whole membership? Do you have to be nominated or can anyone just throw their hat into the ring?