Officer Election FAQs

For complete information, see the full election rules and instructions.

 

How does this election work?

Following the Constitution and Bylaws of SEIU Local 73 approved by members in June, the Elections Committee is overseeing the process by which members will elect the new officers and Executive Board members for the local. The election is being conducted by secret mail ballot. Packages including a ballot, voting instructions, and a postage-paid reply envelope were mailed October 2 to all members in good standing. To be counted, ballots must be received at the Post Office by 10 am on October 23.

 

I didn’t get a ballot. What do I do?

Beginning October 10, members who did not receive a ballot by mail at home can call the Election Vendor at 888-317-1906 to request a ballot. The deadline for requesting a ballot is 5 pm on October 16.

 

What is a “slate”?

A slate is a group of candidates running for offices on a common platform. You can vote for an entire slate by filling in the bubble next to the name of the slate at the top of your ballot. If you vote for a slate, you will have voted for all members of that slate. You cannot vote for more than one slate. You do not have to vote for a slate and can choose to vote for individual candidates.

 

Why aren’t there any candidates for Executive Board on my ballot?

Under the rules of the election, unopposed candidates were declared elected on September 25. Their names do not appear on ballots. See the Candidates page for a complete list of candidates for each position and links to sample ballots for each region.

 

I made a mistake filling out my ballot. What can I do?

You can call the Election Vendor at 888-317-1906 to request a new ballot any time before 5 pm on October 16.

 

Are write-in candidates allowed?

Under the rules of the election, no write-ins or stickers are allowed.

 

How do I know what region I’m in?

Your region is determined by where you work. See the Constitution and Bylaws of SEIU Local 73 for a list of employers for each region or visit the Regions page and click on a specific region to view a list. You can also use the search feature at the top right of most pages of the SEIU Local 73 website to find an employer and region.

 

When will ballots be counted?

The Elections Committee will begin counting ballots as soon as they arrive at the SEIU Local 73 office, 300 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, on October 23. Results will be announced after the counting process has been completed.

 

When will new officers be installed?

New officers will be sworn in on November 8 at the SEIU Local 73 offices at 300 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

 

How can I ask questions about the election or report a problem?

You can email the Elections Committee at officer.elections@seiu73.org.

 

Where can I get the most up-to-date information about the election?

You can visit the SEIU Local 73 website.

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