UFT election voting instructions and caucus statements

The UFT is holding elections for officers, executive board members, delegates to the American Federation of Teachers conventions, New York State United Teachers representative assemblies and National Education Association conventions.

Requesting a ballot

The April 8 deadline for requesting ballots has passed, but the American Arbitration Association has informed us that UFT members can appear in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15, or Tuesday, April 16, at its office at 120 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY, 10271, to request a duplicate ballot.

To receive a duplicate ballot, the UFT member must:

  1. Present photo ID;
  2. Be present in person at the American Arbitration Association offices to make the request — a member cannot request a ballot on behalf of someone else.

In addition, any UFT member may hand deliver their own ballot in person to the American Arbitration Association by 5 p.m. on April 16, as long as they present photo ID. No one can deliver anyone else’s ballot. 

The candidates

The following caucuses are fielding candidates in this year's elections. Read about each:

Instructions for voting

Read the election dos and don'ts »

Your ballot must reach the American Arbitration Association, 120 Broadway, 21st floor, New York NY 10271, no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Ballots will be counted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Do not sign your name on the ballot.

  1. Read the ballot carefully before marking.
  2. Candidates' positions on the ballot were determined by a drawing.
  3. The number before the name has no electoral significance. It serves the purpose of facilitating the count.
  4. If you vote for a slate, tear off and return the front page only.
  5. If you are not voting for a slate, enter a cross mark "X" in the box at the side of each candidate of your choice and return the entire ballot including the front page. A ballot book returned without the front page will not be counted.
  6. Your vote will be void for an office if you vote for more candidates than are authorized for the office.
  7. You must use the return envelope provided with your ballot to cast a valid vote in this election.
  8. After you have marked your ballot, place it in the Secret Ballot envelope and seal the envelope. Place the sealed Secret Ballot envelope inside the return envelope addressed to the American Arbitration Association.
  9. Any return envelope on which the control number is mutilated will void the ballot. Your vote is secret. The control number is only for purposes of checking.
  10. All ballots will be tabulated and the count certified by the American Arbitration Association.
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