Balloting Period for Non-School District Non-State Annual Certification Elections Set for April 1-21, 2015
The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission announced today that annual certification election balloting regarding school district unions and State of Wisconsin employee unions will be held from noon on Wednesday, April 1 through noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Petitions and appropriate filing fee must be received by WERC no later than January 30, 2015.
Voters may choose to vote by telephone or online.
Voters who choose to vote by telephne will do so by calling 1-866-458-9862 (toll free) anytime between noon on Wednesday, April 1 through noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. After providing information that will allow the computer to verify that the employee is an eligible voter (the first four letters of last name and the last four digits of social security number), the employee will be asked “Do you want to continue to be represented by (the name of your current union) for the purpose of collective bargaining?” The employee will then be instructed on how to vote “yes” or “no” and asked to confirm his or her choice. After confirming his or her choice, the employee’s vote will be electronically cast. The employee must confirm his or her choice for the vote to be cast. A graphical outline and script of the telephone voting process is available here. Employees experiencing trouble using the telephonic voting system can call 1-800-529-5218 during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Voters who choose to vote online will do so by clicking here to log on to http://www.aaaelections.org/WERC between noon on Wednesday, April 1 through noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, and following the on-screen instructions for online voting. A graphical outline of the online voting process can be found here. Employees experiencing trouble using the online voting system can call 1-800-529-5218 during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the elections can be found here.
Balloting periods regarding 2015 school district and State annual certification elections will be announced at a later date.