The Baltimore Teachers Union election for delegates to the AFT Convention, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from July 13-16, 2018, will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Teachers Union Headquarters, 5800 Metro Drive. Seventy-seven (77) delegates are to be elected.
Voter eligibility is limited to BTU members only; service fee payers are not eligible to vote. In order to vote, an individual must meet the following requirements:
- Be a member in good standing by Friday, April 20, 2018;
- Appear on the Baltimore Teachers Union membership roster;
- Appear at the poll, Baltimore Teachers Union, 5800 Metro Drive, on Wednesday, May 16th between 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.;
- Present picture identification (BCPSS ID is acceptable).
Anyone arriving to vote whose name does not appear on the official BTU membership list and who believes they are eligible to vote may cast a challenged ballot.
*The election shall be by secret ballot conducted by Elections USA.*
Absentee voting by mail shall be permitted only upon application of members who are ill or absent from work where they are normally employed at the time of voting because of vacation or employment tour of duty. A request for an absentee ballot must be made in writing to: Chapter Secretary, Election Committee, Baltimore Teachers Union, 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215. The grounds for the request must be stated.
The request must be received at least ten (10) days before the election. Absentee ballots shall be valid only if they are received by noon on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Elections USA, Inc. will mail out the absentee ballots and instructions.
There will be no proxy voting and no write-in candidates.