The deadline to accept nominations for the bargaining committee vacancy election is Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5:00PM EST.
August 23, 2020
In the event that the number of eligible candidates who accept nomination for the specified jurisdiction do not exceed the number of vacancies in that jurisdiction, such candidate(s) will be deemed elected by acclamation and no election will be held.
If more eligible candidates accept nomination for the jurisdiction than the number of vacancies in that jurisdiction, an election will be conducted with the top vote getter(s) for the specific jurisdiction being elected.
Elections will start on September 8 (Tuesday) at 9:00 AM EST and end September 9 (Wednesday) at 9:00 PM EST via electronic voting.
A runoff election, if necessary, will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2020, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM EST.
Instructions to vote:
Electronic voting will take place on the ElectionBuddy platform.
In order to receive a ballot with a unique ID code, voters must fill out this form. You may register starting now. Registrations received after 11:59 PM EST on Friday, September 4, 2020, will vote subject to challenge. Challenged ballots will be resolved and/or counted if they are determinative of the election outcome.
Voters will receive a link to their ballot with their unique ID code via email and/or text message to their phone.
VOTING IN THE ELECTION SHALL BE AT LARGE AND SHALL NOT BE RESTRICTED BY JURISDICTION.
Voters, regardless of department, shall be entitled to vote for the number of candidates not exceeding the number of vacancies in each jurisdiction, for a total of eight  candidates.
Eligible voters have signed a GWC-UAW authorization card who are Columbia graduate and undergraduate students who are currently employed by the University, have been employed by the University in the past, or whose program includes a degree requirement to be employed by the University in one of the categories outlined by the NLRB decision (i.e. graduate and undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Preceptors, Course Assistants, Readers, Graders, Graduate Research Assistants [including those on Training Grants], and All Departmental Research Assistants). If you meet the above criteria and have not signed up for the Union previously, you may do so here.
If you do not fit the above eligibility criteria and would still like to vote, you may fill out a challenge ballot.