The following email was sent to all attendance teachers from UFT Elections Coordinator Yasmin Colon on Thursday, March 18.
Every three years, members of the Attendance Teachers Chapter have the opportunity to elect their chapter’s leadership. The election will again take place by mail ballot. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will oversee the process and count the ballots.
Attendance Teachers Chapter members will be electing a chapter leader, two alternate chapter leaders and delegates to the Delegate Assembly.
The term of office for these positions is three years beginning July 1, 2021.
All candidates for chapter leader must submit a nominating form with at least 15 signatures from UFT attendance teachers. All candidates for delegate to the Delegate Assembly must submit a nominating form with at least 10 signatures.
Paper nominating forms will be mailed to your home and may also be obtained at the UFT borough offices or by calling the UFT Election Hotline at 212-331-6310.
All nominating forms must be received by 5 p.m. on April 19.
Candidates may submit a statement to be included with the ballot mailing. Candidates for chapter leader may submit a statement limited to one side of an 8.5"x11" sheet. Candidates for alternate chapter leader may submit a statement not exceeding 100 words. Candidates for delegate to the Delegate Assembly may submit a statement not exceeding 50 words.
For answers to commonly asked questions, see the Election 2021 FAQ.
If you have any questions about the procedures or if any questions arise during the election process, please call the UFT Election Hotline at 212-331-6310.
Please participate in your chapter election. Those you elect will be responsible for communicating your views, priorities and ideas to the union.