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2024 PSC Union-Wide Elections

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the upcoming union-wide elections is January 12, 2024. The declaration of candidacy form is available here online. PSC election rules are here. For questions, contact [email protected]

The spring elections are for the PSC’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; for Vice Presidents for Senior Colleges, Community Colleges, Part-Time Personnel and Cross-Campus Units; and for the other 19 positions on the PSC Executive Council. Members will also elect delegates to the AFT, NYSUT and AAUP. To vote, one must be a PSC member as of December 1, 2023. To run for elected office, one must have been a PSC member for at least one (1) year at the time of nomination. 

Deadlines & dates for the 2024 Election

  • December 1st – Deadline for individual to become member in good standing and be eligible to vote
  • January 12 – Deadline for submitting declaration of candidacy
  • January 26th – Pre-printed nominating petitions available
  • March 1 – Deadline for completed nominating petitions to be received by the Elections Committee
  • April 1st – Ballots mailed
  • April 30th – Deadline for ballots to be received
  • May 1st – Ballots counted

Vacancy Election for Vice President – Cross Campus Units

Click here for election results.

PSC Chapter Elections 2023

Click here for election results. The following chapters held elections in Spring 2023:

  • Baruch College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Brooklyn College
  • City College, including Medical School
  • College Lab Technicians (CLTs)
  • Graduate Center (GC)
  • Guttman Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Hunter College
  • John Jay College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Queens College
  • York College

 

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS — SPRING 2023

Chapter Officers, Delegates and Alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly and PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council

Term of Office: 3 Years

OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED

In each of the Chapters listed in the table below, voters will elect the Chapter Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, four (4) Officers-at-Large, Delegates to the Delegate Assembly (in addition to the Chapter Chairperson, who shall automatically be the initial Delegate to the Delegate Assembly) and Alternates to the Delegate Assembly, according to the listing in the table on this page.

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY: Candidates must submit a signed declaration of candidacy no later than January 13, 2023.  The declaration must specify the office(s) being sought, the candidate’s name, college, and department, and, if the candidate intends to run as part of a slate or caucus, the name of the slate or caucus. Candidate declarations as part of a slate should be submitted through the slate or caucus designee. A sample declaration form is available on the PSC website  https://psc-cuny.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PSC_declaration_of_candidacy_form-25-bwy.pdf and should be submitted to [email protected].  Forms may be emailed to [email protected] or be mailed to the PSC Office to Attn.: PSC Elections Committee, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. (Please note that the PSC office recently moved. The address listed above is the new address.)

ELIGIBILITY FOR HOLDING OFFICE: Members shall be permitted to hold chapter-level office who have been members in good standing of the appropriate chapter for at least one (1) year prior to the close of nominations on March 6, 2023.

VOTING ELIGIBILITY: Members who have been members in good standing of the appropriate chapter for at least four (4) months prior to the mailing of the ballots on April 3, 2023 (i.e., they must have been a member as of December 3, 2022) shall be permitted to participate in the nomination process and to vote.

NOMINATING PROCEDURES: Nominations of an individual or of a slate must be by official nominating petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) members in good standing of the chapter, or by at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the members in good standing of the chapter, whichever is less. For chapter elections, members may only sign nominating petitions of the chapter to which they belong.

SLATE REGULATIONS: A slate of candidates will be recognized if it consists of candidates for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the officers to be elected, and if it submits, prior to the close of nominations: (1) a listing of caucus officers, all of whom must be members in good standing, including the person designated to authorize nominees for that caucus’ slate and (2) a nominating petition including the printed name, signature, department and college of each petitioner, and the signature for each candidate running on the slate. A candidate’s signature on a Declaration of Candidacy form submitted by a slate or caucus shall constitute that candidate’s acceptance of the slate designation.

BALLOTING: All voting must be by the official PSC ballot. Write-in votes are permitted. A write-in vote shall be valid if the intent of the voter is clear; written, printed and typed names are acceptable. A write-in candidate must meet the same eligibility requirements as a regular candidate. In chapter elections, any nominated or write-in candidate must receive at least ten (10) votes or ten percent (10%) of the votes cast for that office, whichever is less, in order to be elected. Write-in candidates who are elected must submit a written acceptance of office to the PSC Elections Committee within ten (10) calendar days of notification that their election has been certified.

CAMPAIGNING: All candidates may mail literature at their own expense through the PSC’s mailing house, Century Direct. To request a list, email the membership department at [email protected]. The Request for List and Labels Form will also be posted on the PSC Elections Committee website. The PSC will provide Century Direct with electronic downloads of members’ home addresses after receiving payment of $60.00 from the candidate. PSC must have three (3) working days of advance notice to generate and provide these downloads. Contact Century Direct at (212) 763-0600 or [email protected].

ELECTION TALLY: Each candidate, or a representative of the candidate, is entitled to be present at the final tallying or counting of the ballots. Candidates who are part of a slate may have a slate representative present at the counting of the ballots.

PSC-CUNY WELFARE FUND ADVISORY COUNCIL

At each of the colleges listed in the table below, voters will elect the designated number of members of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council, in accordance with the below schedule and rules and the bylaws of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund.

ELECTION SCHEDULE

  1. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 —Deadline for submitting a signed Candidate Declaration. The form is available online athttps://psc-cuny.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PSC_declaration_of_candidacy_form-25-bwy.pdf and should be submitted to [email protected]. Forms may also be mailed to the PSC Office at Attn: PSC Elections Committee, 25 Broadway,9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Forms must be received by January 13, 2023.
  2. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023 — Pre-printed nominating petitions will be available upon request by emailing [email protected].
  3. MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2023, 5:00 PM – Deadline for completed nominating petitions to be received at [email protected] or at the PSC Office, Attn: PSC Elections Committee, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
  4. MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2023 —Ballots will be mailed to members’ home addresses.
  5. THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023, 5:00 PM — Ballots in an uncontested election must be received at the PSC Office.
  6. THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023, 5:00 PM — Ballots for contested elections must be received at American Arbitration Association via mail or internet.
  7. FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – Mailed Ballots will be counted.

ELECTION RULES

The complete Election Rules and PSC Constitution may be obtained from the PSC website at psc-cuny.org/about-us/elections-committee/rules/ and psc-cuny.org/about-us/constitution.

Relevant sections are summarized but not quoted below:

  1. All voting must be on an official ballot. Write-in votes are permitted. The intent of the voter must be clear, whether the name of the candidate is written, printed, or typed. In order for a write-in vote to be considered valid, the candidate must meet the same eligibility requirements as a regular candidate. A write-in candidate must receive at least ten (10) or ten percent (10%) of the total votes cast in the election, whichever is less, to be elected. Write-in candidates who are elected must submit a written acceptance of office to the PSC Elections Committee within ten (10) days of the notification of election results.
  2. Each candidate, or a representative designated in writing, is entitled to observe the counting of the ballots.

Any questions regarding election procedures or materials can be addressed to [email protected]. All mailed correspondence to the PSC Office regarding elections should be addressed to the Attn.: PSC Elections Committee, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. (The PSC office recently moved.)

PSC Spring 2023 Elections will be held for several PSC chapters (listed above). This chart outlines the number of positions up for election for delegate, alternate delegate and WF Advisory Council. Note that the first delegate for each chapter is the chapter chair.  It also outlines the number of petition signatures required of members in good standing for candidates to run at their chapters. The total members column reflects the number of members in the chapter.

PSC Elections 2022

Special Election Results

April 2022

The following chapters had elections in April 2022:

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Results for the 2022 elections:.

All but two (BMCC and NYCCT) of the chapter elections were uncontested.

Results from the uncontested elections are available HERE.

Ballots for the two contested elections were counted and verified by the American Arbitration Association, Click below to view the results:

Election Campaigning: All candidates may mail literature at their own expense through the PSC’s mailing house, Century Direct. To request a list, complete the REQUEST FOR LIST AND LABELS FORM (If you have questions email the membership department at [email protected]). The PSC will provide Century Direct with electronic downloads of home addresses of members eligible to vote for the seat for which the candidate is running, after receiving payment of $60.00 from the candidate. PSC must have three (3) working days of advance notice to generate and provide these downloads. Contact Century Direct at (212) 763-0607 or email Bill Abrams at [email protected].

PSC Elections 2021

Election for PSC Principal Officers, Executive Council and Delegates to the AAUP

Click here for the certified results of the election.

2021 Special Election Results

2020 CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Results:  The count for Bronx Community College and York College, both contested elections, was done on June 8, 2020 by the American Arbitration Association.  The results for BXCC are here. And for York, here. For results from all the other elections, all uncontested, click here.

[Update on the conduct of the 2020 chapter elections during the Covid-19 pandemic]

2019 CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Click here for election results. The following chapters held elections for officers in April 2019:

  • Bronx EOC
  • Brooklyn EOC
  • College of Staten Island
  • Hunter Campus Schools
  • HEOs
  • Kingsborough
  • Lehman
  • Manhattan CC
  • Manhattan EOC
  • Medgar Evers
  • NYC Tech
  • Queens EOC
  • Queensborough CC
  • Registrars
  • Research Foundation
  • RF Field Units
  • Retirees

2018 PSC Election Results

In April 2018, the PSC held elections are for the union’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; for Vice Presidents for Senior Colleges, Community Colleges, Part-Time Personnel and Cross-Campus Units; and for the other 19 positions on the PSC Executive Council. Members also elected delegates to the AFT, NYSUT and AAUP. The Elections Committee certified the results of the 2018 PSC elections on Monday, May 7. PSC President Barbara Bowen, Treasurer Sharon Persinger and Secretary Nivedita Majumdar were all re-elected. Andrea Ades Vásquez was elected to the position of PSC First Vice President. Full results of the election are posted here. The term of office starts on Monday, May 21.

2018 PSC Elections

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the upcoming union-wide elections is January 8, 2018. The declaration of candidacy form is available online. The spring elections are for the PSC’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; for Vice Presidents for Senior Colleges, Community Colleges, Part-Time Personnel and Cross-Campus Units; and for the other 19 positions on the PSC Executive Council. Members will also elect delegates to the AFT, NYSUT and AAUP. To vote, one must be a PSC member as of December 4, 2017. Deadlines & Dates for the 2018 Election:

  • 1/8/18 – Completed Candidate Declarations due
  • 2/5/18 – Pre-printed nominating petitions available
  • 3/5/18 – Completed nomination petitions due
  • 4/2/18 – Ballots mailed
  • 4/27/18 – Ballots due
  • 4/30/18 – Ballots counted

Hostos Community College Special Election 2018

  • 11/20/17 – Candidate declaration form is due
  • 11/27/17 – Pre-printed nominating petitions are available
  • 12/15/17 – Signed petitions due
  • 2/1/18 – Ballots Mailed
  • 2/28/18 – Ballots due
  • 3/1/18 – Counting of the ballots

2017 CHAPTER ELECTION RESULTS

The Elections Committee met on Monday, May 8, 2017 to certify the spring chapter elections. The term of office for newly elected leaders starts on May 22. Here are the newly elected chapter leaders. Here are the elected chapter chairs:

  • Baruch – Chair – Vincent DiGirolamo
  • Bronx Community College – Chair – Sharon Utakis
  • Brooklyn – Chair – James C. Davis
  • City College – Chair – Carol Huang
  • College Lab Technicians – Chair – Albert Sherman
  • CUNY Central Office – Chair – Julio Caragiulo
  • Graduate School – Luke Elliott-Negri
  • Guttman Community College – Chair – Alia Tyner-Mullings
  • Hostos Community College – Chair – Lizette Colon
  • Hunter – Chair – Jeremy Glick
  • John Jay – Chair – Daniel Pinello
  • LaGuardia- Chair – Sigmund Shen
  • Queens – Chair – David Gerwin
  • York – Chair – Scott Sheidlower

Special Election – 2 year term

  • MEOC – Chair – Karen Berry

All but two of the elections were uncontested. Click here for the official count for the two contested elections at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

2016 CHAPTER ELECTION RESULTS

The Elections Committee met on Friday, May 13th to certify the spring chapter elections: • Brooklyn EOC – Chair – Felicia Wharton • College of Staten Island – Chair – George Sanchez • Hunter Campus Schools – Chair – David Towber • HEO – Chair – Andrea Vasquez • Kingsborough – Chair – Rita Yarmish • Lehman – Chair – Robert Farrell • Manhattan CC – Chair – Geoffrey Kurtz • Medgar Evers – Chair – Clinton Crawford • New York City Tech – Chair – Benjamin Shepard • Queensborough CC – Chair – Edmond Clingan • Retiree Chapter – Chair – Bill Friedheim The effective date of office for the spring chapter elections is May 27, 2016 – 3 year term. All of the elections were uncontested but two. The official count for the two contested election (CSI and BMCC) is available here.

2016 CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Sixteen chapters are scheduled for election in April 2016. Up for election are Chapter Officers, Delegates and Alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly and PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. The Term of Office is 3 Years. To vote, one must be a member of the chapter as of December 1, 2015. ELECTION SCHEDULE 1. Deadline for filling Declarations of Candidacy will be January 6, 2016. [The declaration of candidacy form is available online here.] 2. Pre-printed Nominating petitions will be available upon request from the PSC office on February 1, 2016. 3. Fully completed nominating petitions must be received at the PSC office, 61 Broadway – Ste. 1500, New York, N.Y. 10006, by 5:00 pm, March 2, 2016. 4. Ballots will be mailed to members’ home addresses on April 1, 2016. 5. Ballots will be counted April 29, 2016. For a list of chapters up for election, more details and the official election notice, click here.

2015 UNION-WIDE ELECTION

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the upcoming union-wide elections is January 9, 2015. The declaration of candidacy form is available online at tinyurl.com/psc-candidacy-declaration. The spring elections are for the PSC’s principal officer positions of President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; for Vice Presidents for Senior Colleges, Community Colleges, Part-Time Personnel and Cross-Campus Units; and for the other 19 positions on the PSC Executive Council. Members will also elect delegates to the AFT, NYSUT and AAUP. To vote, one must be a PSC member as of December 1, 2014. Deadlines & Dates for the 2015 Election:

  • 1/9/15 – Completed Candidate Declarations due
  • 2/2/15 – Pre-printed nominating petitions available
  • 3/2/15 – Completed nomination petitions due
  • 4/1/15 – Ballots mailed
  • 4/29/15 – Ballots due
  • 4/30/15 – Ballots counted

2014 CHAPTER ELECTIONS Thirteen PSC chapters held elections in the spring of 2014. The chapters elected their local officers, delegates and alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly, and representatives to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. Most races were uncontested, though there was a contest for one of Hunter College’s seats on the Delegate Assembly. The election results were certified by the Elections Committee on May 12. The term of office for the newly elected candidates begins on May 27. Click here for the vote counts for the uncontested elections, here for a list of who was elected and here for the vote count of the Hunter College election. CSI 2013 CHAPTER ELECTIONS Votes in the election for PSC chapter positions at the College of Staten Island (CSI) were counted by the American Arbitration Association on November 1. The results were certified by the PSC Elections Committee on November 12. No challenges were filed. The Elections Committee submitted its report on the vote to the PSC Delegate Assembly, which approved them on November 14. Click here to see the results. 2013 CHAPTER ELECTIONS: Thirteen PSC chapters held votes in April to elect chapter officers, delegates and alternates to the union’s Delegate Assembly. Seven campuses also voted to elect representatives to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. The Elections Committee certified all the elections except for the vote at the College of Staten Island. A new election for PSC chapter positions at the College of Staten Island (CSI) will be held this fall, on or about October 1. When the American Arbitration Association counted the votes in the Spring 2013 CSI faculty chapter election, it reported that some candidates from each of two competing slates had won. Representatives of the Brand New Day slate accepted the results; representatives of the CSI-New Caucus slate challenged the election and alleged four violations. The Elections Committee dismissed all these allegations, but found another issue that it concluded could have had an impact on the outcome, and was thus reason enough to order a new election. The PSC Elections Committee June 2013 report summarizes the Committee’s findings. The PSC Constitution has a three-year limit for terms of office. Therefore, the previous chapter officers’ terms have expired. They no longer represent the PSC on campus.The CSI faculty chapter election re-run will take place on or about October 1st 2013. PSC members at CSI will receive more details by mail in advance of the vote. Click here for a report listing the elected chapter chairs and voter participation (ballots mailed, numbers voting and slate votes). A full listing of all chapter officers elected is available here. 2012 UNION-WIDE ELECTIONS–NEW CAUCUS RE-ELECTED: On May 8th, The Elections Committee certified the results for the 2012 PSC-CUNY elections for the 27-member Executive Council (including president, first vice president, secretary and treasurer), delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bi-annual convention, delegates to the annual Representative Assembly of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and PSC delegates to the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The election was uncontested (with the exception of one delegate position to the AFT convention/ NYSUT RA). The New Caucus slate won all positions in all the Spring elections. Click here for full results as certified by the American Arbitration Association. Click below for the list of winners for:

Read more. 2011 CHAPTER ELECTIONS: On Thursday, May 12, 2011,the PSC Elections Committee certified the results of the Spring 2011 chapter elections. Half of the chapters were up for election, virtually all uncontested. Technically, the only exception was Hunter College, but even there only six candidates (five slate and one independent) ran for nine open delegate positions, meaning all were elected. Click here for a list of who was elected. 2010 CHAPTER ELECTIONS: On Wednesday, May 12, the PSC Elections Committee certified the results of the Spring 2010 chapter elections. Elections were scheduled for 16 chapters, but at two (the Brooklyn and Queens EOC chapters), there was no contest because no candidates filed to run. At eleven campuses, slates or candidates ran uncontested. There were three contested elections: the HEO chapter, Medgar Evers College and Kingsborough CC. The incumbent slate won in the HEO election (New Caucus) and at KCC (Faculty First). The New Caucus at MEC defeated the incumbent College Alliance at Medgar Evers. The winning candidates in all the chapter elections assumed office ten working days after certification — Wednesday, May 26. The results for chapter chair in the three contested elections:

  • HEO: Iris DeLutro (New Caucus) – 590/ Fred Brodzinski (HEOs United) – 224
  • KCC: Rina Yarmish (Faculty First) – 228/ Susan Farrell (New Caucus) – 184
  • MEC: Clinton Crawford (New Caucus) – 77/ Edward Catapane (College Alliance) – 61

Click here for the count of the three contested elections (all positions) by the American Arbitration Association. Click here for all 2010 chapter election results.


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