Get Involved!! Make A Difference!!
Your Union's activities go beyond the daily work of grievance handling, contract negotiations and organizing. So much of what we do is directly affected by the politics in our counties, cities, state and federal governments.
Our rights as working people and Union members are under constant challenge from a wide variety of interest groups who oppose our interests.
Political Action has become essential.
The purpose of this page will be to keep you up-to-date on issues that will have the potential to directly impact you. It is not the policy of your Union to tell you how to vote, only to give you the information necessary so that you can make an informed decision when you go to the polls.
To facilitate our politcal action program, Local 117 has a Government Relations Coordinator and a Political Action Coordinator:
Who can register to vote?
When can I register?
Where can I register?
Call (206) 296-VOTE (296-8683) for additional locations, or if you have additional Voter Registration Questions.
You can also register on-line at: http://www.beavoter.org
HOW DO I VOTE ABSENTEE?
Apply in person, by telephone or by mail at King County Records and Elections. A letter of application for an ongoing absentee ballot must include:
By mail, submit your request at least 10 days before the election. After that, you may apply in person up to the day before an election. Ballots are available approximately 20 days prior to each election, and the returned voted ballot must be postmarked on or before election day to be valid.
You can obtain an absentee ballot online at the King County Elections Website Also through your Local Union office.
NOTE: Ongoing Absentee Status is available to all registered voters. All registered voters may apply for ongoing absentee voter status by contacting their Local Elections Office. A ballot will automatically be sent to you for all elections in which you are eligible to vote. Your Local Union also has the forms for ongoing absentee ballot status.
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION:
BE INVOLVED...CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES:
Do you have an issue your representatives in Olympia need to hear? Click on this link, to find out who your representatives are, and send them an e-mail, phone call or letter. Make sure they know how you feel.
Page Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012 (10:22:00)