2021 School Secretaries Chapter elections this spring

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 School Secretaries 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.

School Secretaries Chapter members will be electing a chapter leader and four other officers, 10 at-large Executive Committee members and delegates to the Delegate Assembly. 

The term of office for these positions is three years beginning July 1, 2021.

See the Notice of Elections »


All candidates must submit a nominating form with at least 20 signatures from UFT school secretaries. 

See the digital nominating form »

Paper nominating forms may all 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 for chapter leader, first vice chair or second vice chair must be members of the chapter for at least two years preceding the final date of nominations on April 19. For all other officers and Executive Committee members, candidates must be members of the chapter for at least one year preceding the final date of nominations.   

Candidates for chapter leader may submit a typewritten statement on behalf of their candidacies limited to one side of an 8 ½ x 11 sheet, which will be included with the ballot. Officers and Executive Committee members may submit statements not exceeding 100 words to be included with the ballot.

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.

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