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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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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.

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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. The primary election will take place August 3rd, 2021.
  • Key deadlines:
    • Deadline to register to vote for Primary Election: Tuesday, July 6th.
    • Absentee voting by mail begins Monday, July 7th and ends Monday, August 2nd. 
    • Early in-person voting begins Monday, July 7th. 
    • Deadline to request an absentee ballot: Saturday, July 31st at noon.
    • Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, August 2nd. 
  • If you’re in OH-11, register to vote or check your registration.

2021 VIRGINIA ELECTIONS

2021 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS

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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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