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Chapter elections

Every three years, UFT members vote for a chapter leader, delegate(s), and a paraprofessional representative. Those elected will serve three years, from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

Due to the pandemic, we had to revise the election process for school-level positions so all members, whether in-person or remote, can participate fully. Instead of in-school elections for school-based positions, UFT members will vote by telephone for chapter leader, delegate or para rep. Functional chapter elections will continue to be by mail ballot. The independent American Arbitration Association will conduct all the union elections this year.

These will be our first chapter elections since the anti-worker Janus ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the spring of 2018. Only UFT members qualify to participate in the election.

Those you elect will be responsible for communicating your views, priorities and ideas to the union, and also for communicating back to you decisions made by the Delegate Assembly. The information provided in this section will guide you toward a smooth chapter election.