Machinists Union to Conduct Grand Lodge Officer Election on April 24

The IAM will hold an election for General Secretary-Treasurer on Saturday, April 24, 2021. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote either in person or absentee.


It is critical that members are aware of their right to request an absentee ballot and the process for doing so. Note that it IS permissible for members to request and vote by absentee ballot if they have safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Absentee Ballot Request Forms must be received by Monday, April 12, 2021. 

Click here for a U.S. Absentee Ballot Request Form. [En Español]

Click here for a Canadian Absentee Ballot Request Form. [En Français]

Absentee Ballots must be postmarked by Thursday, April 22, 2021, and received by Thursday, April 29, 2021. This provides an extra week from the timeline initially set forth in order to account for possible mail delivery delays. Members are urged to mail Absentee Ballot Request Forms and Absentee Ballots well ahead of these dates due to delays with the Postal Service.


Members can also choose to vote in person at their voting location on Saturday, April 24, 2021. You were notified of your specific voting location in your December 4, 2020 letter. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

To confirm your voting location, please visit You will need your Card/Book Number and Local Lodge to confirm your voting location. You can call the IAM Membership Services Department at 301-967-4525 to confirm your Card/Book Number and Local Lodge.

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