Official Notice of Union Election and Calendar

SEIU Local 517M is holding elections for officers and board members in all School and Local Government Regions and the Scientific and Engineering bargaining unit. Elections for the Human Services Support and Technical bargaining units will be handled this Fall in a separate election.

The election calendar is stated below:

April 1, 2021 – Notice of Election in April E-Former with link to the Candidate Petition Form.

April 30, 2021 – Deadline for return of Candidate Petition Forms & Candidate Photos.

May 17 – June 4, 2021 – Electronic Voting Period. Voting begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 17th and concludes at 5:00 p.m. on June 4th.

May 26, 2021 – Final deadline for requesting a paper ballot in lieu of electronic voting.

June 4, 2021 – Paper ballot deadline at Noon.

June 7, 2021 – Ballots are counted and election certified by the Election/Tally Committee.

July 1, 2021 – Newly elected leadership takes office.

If you are interested in running for a union office, the Candidate Petition Form needs to be filled out and describes the offices up for election.  Petition forms will be accepted between April 1, 2021 and 5:00 pm on April 30, 2021.  You must have been a member in good standing for the last 12 consecutive months in order to be eligible to run for office.

If you have questions about the election process, contact Dave Corrie at

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