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IAFSCME Delegates Election Year 2020
n addition to our own CSEA Feb.13, 2020: Ballots due 8:00 a.m.; elections, the year 2020 also has Tally commences
  Notice of Nomination and Election 2020 AFSCME Convention Delegates
Delegate nominating meetings to be held Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Meetings will be held in all CSEA Regions on Saturday, November 2nd to nominate candidates for the position of Delegate to the 2020 AFSCME Convention scheduled for August 10 – August 14, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. The date, time and location of Region nominating meetings are printed at right.
These Region nominating meetings kick off the AFSCME Delegate
election process, which continues
in accordance with the schedule of election, printed at right, approved by CSEA’s Board of Directors.
CSEA members in each CSEA Region will elect Delegates from their Region. The number of Delegates
to which each Region is entitled
is based on Region membership strength, in accordance with the AFSCME and CSEA Constitutions.
Who is eligible?
Any member in good standing as of November 2, 2019 will be entitled to be nominated as a delegate to the AFSCME Convention. Any member in good standing as of November 2, 2019 will be eligible to nominate Delegates. Any qualified CSEA member will
be eligible to nominate as many candidates for Delegates as he or
she desires, not to exceed the total number of Delegates to be elected from that Region. Nominees do not have to be at the nominating meeting.
Nominations may be made by slates of two or more individuals who will appear on the ballot as running together under a particular slate designation. The ballot will also allow slate candidates to be elected individually, separate from the slate.
Expenses for transportation, room and board at the AFSCME Convention will be paid by CSEA.
an AFSCME Delegates election. The approved schedule for that election is as follows:
9:00 a.m.
Nov. 2, 2019: Nov. 15, 2019: Nov. 21, 2019:
Dec. 2, 2019:
Dec. 23, 2019: Jan. 22, 2020: Jan. 29, 2020:
Region Nomination Meetings Deadline/declinations and name confirmation Local and Unit President labels available
Deadline for campaign literature submission for printing
Voter list available for inspection
Ballots mailed
Replacement ballots available
Ten (10) days following Statewide Election Committee Certification of Results:
March 2020:
End of protest period Results published in The Work Force
Balloting for the AFSCME Delegates election will take place at the same time and as part of the CSEA elections for Statewide officers, Region officers and Board of Directors. Members
are urged to carefully read the election information contained in The Work Force throughout the Year 2020 election cycle as well as the instructions, which will accompany each mail ballot.
 CSEA Region Nominating Meetings
AFSCME Convention Delegates Election
LONG ISLAND REGION 1 (36 delegates) Region Office, 3 Garet Place, Commack
METROPOLITAN REGION 2 (11 delegates) Region Office, 125 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York City
SOUTHERN REGION 3 (32 delegates) Region Office, 568 State Route 52, Beacon
CAPITAL REGION 4 (29 delegates)
The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
CENTRAL REGION 5 (36 delegates) Region Office, 6595 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse
WESTERN REGION 6 (34 delegates) Region Office, 120 Pineview Drive, Amherst
(Statewide, Region, Board of Directors and AFSCME Delegates)
    Your 10-digit CSEA ID Number is the only number you need when conducting CSEA business. This includes union election- related business — running as
a candidate, signing nominating petitions, voting etc.
If you are unsure of your ID number or have lost your card, you may look up your number by going to CSEA’s website at and clicking on the red tab at the top of the page. You can also print out a replacement card from the website.
You may also contact CSEA’s Membership Department to request your CSEA ID number or to request a replacement card by calling toll free at 1-800-342-4146.
  Break in membership affects eligibility for union office,
Avoting privileges
break in union membership status can
have long-term future implications. Your membership status affects your eligibility with respect to:
• Seeking or holding union office; • Signing nominating petitions for
potential candidates;
• Voting in union elections, and; • Voting on collective bargaining
Only members “in good standing” can
participate in these activities. To be in “good standing”, your dues cannot be delinquent.
If you go on unpaid leave or for
any other reason have a break in your employment status, your dues will not continue to be paid through payroll deductions. You must make arrangements to pay your dues directly to CSEA to continue your membership status. If
you are either laid off or placed on leave without pay status due to becoming
disabled by accident, illness, maternity
or paternity, you may be eligible for dues- free membership status for a period not to exceed one year. If you are called up for active military duty you may also apply for dues-free status.
Note, however, you must continue to pay dues to run for office. Dues-free or gratuitous membership allows members to continue their insurance coverage while out of work. It does not protect your right to run for or hold office. This does not apply to members who are on leave due
to being called up for military duty, who are considered to have had continuous membership status for election purposes.
Please notify the CSEA Membership Department at 1-800-342-4146, ext. 1334, of any change in your status and to make arrangements to continue direct payment of your dues so as to maintain your status as “a member in good standing.”
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