This is one of the most critical elections in memory. For those of us who work in and care about public education, sitting on the sidelines is definitely not an option. As NYSUT puts it here, “[p]olitics impacts every school district and public higher education institution, and the working conditions of every school employee, because laws and regulations affecting every member’s terms and conditions of employment are passed by lawmakers and implemented by government agencies in Albany and Washington, D.C. Please don’t forget to vote! NYSUT has published a voter guide which is available here. If you want to go further, and I strongly encourage you to do so, you can participate in NYSUT’s efforts to get out the vote by using the links below.







  • Click for Absentee Ballot Instructions
  • Deadline to apply by mail: 10/27
  • Deadline to apply in person: 11/2
  • Ballot must be postmarked by 11/3 OR delivered in person by 11/3

Click for updated NYS Time Off to Vote Provisions*


*most teachers no longer qualify for this time off to vote

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