Official Notice of Election

The Election of Officers and Area Vice Presidents will take place the week of November 16th – 20th 2020.  Members will be able to cast their ballots at any of the sites on the corresponding date.  Polls will close at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Ballots will be counted at 9:00 am at CWA Local 1168 Union office located at 1900 Sweet Home Road.  You must be a “Member in Good Standing” (signed a union card and dues deduction form) to participate in this election.  Absentee Ballots are available upon request (see enclosed document for details).

Officer and Area Vice President Vote Dates, Place and Times

Monday, November 16, 2020Tuesday, November 17, 2020Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Millard Fillmore Suburban 1540 Maple Road Williamsville, NY 14221 Ground Floor Conference Room 6:30 am – 7:30 pmDeGraff Memorial 445 Tremont Street Tonawanda, NY 14120 Cafeteria 6:30 am – 7:30 pmMillard Fillmore Surgery Center 215 Klein Road Williamsville, NY 14221 Conference Room 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Thursday, November 19, 2020Friday, November 20, 2020Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sisters of Charity 2605 Harlem Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Screening Room 6:30 am – 10:30 am 2:30 pm – 7:00 pmBuffalo General Medical Center 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Swift Auditorium 6:30 am – 7:30 pmBallot Counting ONLY
1900 Sweet Home Road Amherst, NY 14228 Education Room 9:00 am – completion
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
Wednesday, November 18, 2020Thursday, November 19, 2020
750 Portage Road Niagara Falls, NY 14301 9:00am – 10:00 am15 Lafayette Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Daemen College Lot I Amherst, NY 14226 11:00 am – 12:00 pm1120 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
2697 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 1:00pm – 2:00 pm114 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14605 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
240 Center Road West Seneca, NY 14224 3:00pm – 4:00pm222 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Absolut of Gasport – In accordance with the State of New York Executive Order, the election committee will not be granted access to Absolut of Gasport for the upcoming election.  Members are encouraged to request an absentee ballot (see enclosed document for details) or may vote at any above location.  

Candidates and offices are as follows (nominees are in alphabetical order):

Voting Instructions:

  • Polls will open and close at the times stated in this notice, any voter standing in line at closing will be permitted to vote
  • Voters will be identified (photo ID) and checked off membership list before a ballot is issued
  • Member of the election committee will initial back of ballot as it is presented
  • The voter will enter voting area, marks the ballot with an x or ü in the square next to the name of the candidate of choice and places ballot into the secured ballot box
  • Ballots may be void if defaced (any stray marks) as determined by the election committee
  • A voter who spoils a ballot may exchange it for another ballot by surrendering the spoiled ballot to the election committee
  • No electioneering (campaigning) is allowed in the voting area
  • Ballots will be counted at the date, time and place stated in this notice
  • Agency fee payers will not be permitted to vote (have not signed a union card)

Please refer any questions to Denise Abbott, Election Chair, CWA Local 1168 at (716) 639-1168 ext. 208.

CWA Officer and Area Vice President Election Vote 2020

Availability of Absentee Ballots

A member in good standing may make a request for an absentee ballot to the Election Committee Chair in writing, by email or phone no later than November 13, 2020.  The member will make arrangements to pick up a secret ballot package from the Local Union Office during normal business hours of Monday – Friday.  The Absentee Ballots will be available at:

CWA Local 1168

1900 Sweet Home Road

Amherst, NY 14228

November 2, 2020 – November 20, 2020

Normal hours are Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Member will:

  • Show photo ID
  • Sign for the Secret Ballot Package
  • Follow the instructions to return it via US Mail to a secured designated Post Office Box prior to 9:00 am on Saturday November 21, 2020.

All mailed absentee ballots will be picked up from the post office by two members of the Election Committee on November 21 at 9:00 am.  Any ballots received after the designated time will be voided and not counted per Department of Labor, OLMS.

Please refer any questions to Denise Abbott, Election Chair, CWA Local 1168 at (716) 639-1168 ext. 208.

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