Ballots for the American Postal Workers Union’s 2019 election of national officers will be mailed to all eligible APWU members Sept. 10-15. The ballots must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, Oct. 7. To be eligible to vote, a member must be in “good standing” according to the official records of the national union on June 21 of the election year. Direct election of union officers has been a hallmark of the APWU’s democratic tradition.
Exercising the right to vote is a simple matter of marking the ballot – which will be mailed to your home – and returning the completed ballot in a postage-paid envelope. Please take part in the process by filling out and mailing in your ballot as soon as you receive it. And please encourage others at your worksite to exercise their rights as well.
Members who have not received a ballot by Sept. 19 are asked to notify their local or contact the American Arbitration Association between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday, at 800-529-5218, to request a duplicate. Duplicate ballots also may be requested by visiting www.aaaelections.org/apwu. To receive a duplicate, members must provide their name, address, employee ID number and the last four digits of their Social Security number, along with the name of their local and their craft.
The Election Committee will take custody of the ballots on Monday, Oct. 7, and transport them to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center, 900 10th St. NW, Washington DC 20001, where they will be counted.
As soon as they become available, unofficial election results will be posted at www.apwu.org.
To be eligible for the get out the vote drawing members must vote in accordance with election rules.