Vote in Election of National Union Officers

September 9, 2016

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Ballots for the 2016 Election of APWU National Officers will be mailed to members’ homes Saturday, Sept. 10, to Thursday, Sept. 15. All members “in good standing” as of June 24, 2016, will receive a ballot.

To be counted, ballots must be returned to and received  in the designated post office box in Washington, DC, by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Union members are encouraged to follow the balloting instructions carefully. 

Members in good standing who have not received their ballots by Monday, Sept. 19, should notify their local or contact the American Arbitration Association between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) at 800-529-5218 to request a duplicate. Ballots may also be requested by visiting

All requests for duplicate ballots must include the member’s name, address, employee ID number (or retiree ID number), the last four digits of the Social Security number, division (craft), and local.

The APWU National Election Committee will take custody of the ballots from the designated post office box at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Votes will be tallied at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002. 

Unofficial election results will be posted on the union’s website,, as soon as they are available, and will be updated frequently. Official results will be posted as soon as they are available as well.

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Incentives Offered to Locals, Retiree Chapters to Get Out Vote

The APWU is urging union members to vote in this year’s election of national union officers. To encourage participation, the union is sponsoring a competition that will reward locals and retiree chapters whose members vote in the highest percentages. 

Ballots are being mailed to all eligible APWU members Sept. 10-15, and must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. on Oct. 5.
The incentive for participation in the election process will be payments to the locals and retiree chapters to be used on behalf of the membership. The top three locals in each size category will receive cash awards based on the number of members: 

  •     1,000 and above: $4,000
  •      500-999: $2,000
  •     100-499:  $1,000
  •      1-99:  $200

The top three retiree chapters also will receive awards: 

  • 500-999: $500
  • 100-499: $250
  • 1-99: $50

To be eligible, locals and retiree chapters must reach a voter participation level of at least 50 percent. If more than three in any category generate 100 percent participation, all “100%” locals and chapters will receive awards. 

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