#UFFVotes Training

#UFFVotes Training – Register HERE  Thursday, September 1st @ 5:00-6:00pm EST 

Know Your Rights

YES! You have the legal right to…

Take class time to make announcements or remind students about where and how to register to vote, check their voter registration, and provide reminders about upcoming election deadlines and election sites.

Use Canvas, email, or other college/university controlled educational media platforms to make announcements about voting, registration, deadlines, and polling sites.

Add language to your syllabus encouraging voting.

Post flyers, where it is permitted, to encourage voting.

Talk about the importance of voting in nonpartisan terms, for example as a civic duty and right.

NO! You do NOT have the legal right to…

Express voting information in a partisan manner – that is, be perceived as recommending candidates, parties, or positions on issues.

Attempt to influence a student to vote in a particular way.

Likewise, do not give voting information while wearing clothes or buttons that endorse a candidate or position–and to be extra-careful, don’t wear your union shirt that day, either.

Do not make registering or voting a course requirement, or give course credit for voting. This is less a legal issue than a question of grading fairness: some of your students may not be eligible to vote.

Do not physically collect anyone’s voter registration form and submit it for them. Instead, please share the link to the website where students can register themselves to vote.

For more guidance, please read our Commonly Asked Questions Guide. This guide was reviewed and authorized by FEA Legal Services and the FEA Public Policy and Advocacy Department to ensure appropriate, accurate legal guidance is being shared with all UFF members.

 

Check out our #UFFVotes website for more information!

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Date

Sep 01 2022

Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 01 2022
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm