This page is devoted to the December 2021 by-election for Vice-Chair, Unit 5. Below, you can find details about how and when to vote, and who is running for the position. The election will be conducted using Simply Voting. 

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at the bottom of this page. Should you have any questions, please direct them to the Local’s Chief Returning Officer, Caitlin Gowans, at

Election Timeline

Wednesday, December 15: Candidate information posted online.
Monday, December 20: By-Election Day! Check your email for more info!


Below are the candidates for the position of Vice-Chair, Unit 5. Click to read their Candidate Statements:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Voting will be conducted electronically using Simply Voting. A ballot will automatically be sent by email to all eligible voters, i.e., political members of the Local, at 9 AM on December 20th, 2021. It is possible that this ballot lands in your “other” or “junk” folders so please check these folders should your ballot not appear in your inbox. Polls will close at 7 PM.

You can check if you are a political member by logging in to the Member Portal (linked at the top right-hand corner of the Local’s website).

Once logged in, if the field labeled “CUPE No” has a value, then you are a political member.

If you have not yet registered for the Portal, click on the “sign up now” button and use the information provided in the election email you received from the Chief Returning Officer (CRO). If you encounter any difficulties in registering, please contact