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Information on this page involves partisan election-related activity and it should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.


The fight to preserve our democracy and the integrity of our elections is far from over. As critical races unfold across the country, we must continue to lift up pro-Postal Service, pro-worker candidates as well as make sure every citizen can safely and easily cast their ballot, whether they choose to do so by mail or in person.

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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



  • During the June 8th primary, New Jerseyans selected their nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and members to the State House and State Senate. The General election will be held November 2nd, 2021.
  •  Additional Key Deadlines/Dates:
    • Last day to register to vote is October 12th
    • The deadline to apply for a ballot is October 26th.
    • Early in-person voting begins October 23rd and runs through October 31st.
  • Note: NJ has a permanent Vote-by-Mail list. If you are not on the list, you will need to request a mail-in ballot. Additionally, you cannot return your ballot to a polling place. It must be mailed, placed in a secure ballot drop box, or delivered in-person to your county’s Board of Elections Office. 
  • If you live in New Jersey, register to vote, check your voter registration, find your polling place, and apply to vote absentee by mail.

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

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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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