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Voters decided. Joe Biden is the next President of the United States of America. But, our fight to elect pro-Postal Service, pro-worker candidates is far from over.

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Get the latest updates on the 2020 election, participate in urgent calls to action, get everything you need to know about voting by mail, and more.

Vote By Mail 101

We know that voting by mail will always be a key part of making sure working people’s voices are heard. APWU is proud to defend the integrity of Vote-by-Mail and continue the Postal Service’s more than 150-year tradition of enabling the American people to safely and securely vote by mail.

To learn more about the process, check out our Q&A. 

Races to Watch

OHIO'S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • A special election for OH-11 is underway as Representative Marcia Fudge, who was nominated to be the Biden Administration's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, vacates this seat. Check back for election deadline information and candidate information. 

LOUISIANA'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • The 2nd district seat opened up as after Former Representative Cedric Richmond resigned to serve as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. The election will be held March 20, 2021.

LOUISIANA'S 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • A special election to fill LA-5 will be held to fill the vacancy left by Luke Letlow, who died due to COVID-19 complications.The election will be held March 20, 2021.

NEW MEXICO'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • This seat opened up after Former Representative Deb Haaland resigned from Congress when she was nominated to serve as the United States Secretary of the Interior.Check back for election deadline information and candidate information. 

 

We will include information on these races as it becomes available. In the meantime, sign up to receive updates from our Legislative team. 

Previous Campaigns

CONTINUING THE MOMENTUM IN THE GEORGIA RUNOFF ELECTIONS

Members of the American Postal Workers Union understood what was at stake this election. Amid attacks on the Postal Service, active voter suppression and a pandemic, we voted to defend our public Postal Service and our union jobs – but these were not the only issues on some of our minds when we voted. Many of us voted for a solution to the ongoing pandemic, expanded health care, action on climate change, justice for all regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, and religion. Together, we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Though we celebrate this victory, our fight is far from over. We must maintain our momentum and turn our efforts towards Georgia. There, not one but two consequential Senate races are still underway. Since no candidate in either race was able to earn more than a 50 percent majority of votes in the November election, special runoff elections on January 5 will now decide the winner. One race is between the incumbent David Perdue (R) and challenger Jon Ossoff (D). The other is between the incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R) and challenger Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock (D).

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