How to vote yes for your union

Dear fellow graduate employees and qualified union voters:

There is a lot of confusing, at times conflicting information, about how and when we will vote yes for CGSU! Having seen the official notice, I wanted to make sure all voters know exactly how we can take this historic step together. We will receive an official polling assignment from AAA (American Arbitration Association), the neutral organization that will be administering our election. For your vote to be valid, you must vote at your assigned polling location.

We are assigned to specific polling places to ensure a clean election for over 2200 grad employees over two days. If you have any questions about your polling location or are confused about the process, please contact CGSU at: and we’ll be able to help.

To Vote:

Bring your Cornell ID card or a government issued photo ID card, such as your passport or drivers license to your assigned polling location.

For the Ithaca Campus:

On March 27th and 28th, polls will be open from 10:30am to 2:30pm and from 4pm to 10pm.You will be assigned to one of the following four polling locations.

  • G01 Biotechnology Building
  • B73 Warren Hall
  • Goldman Lounge, Duffield Hall
  • Former Temple of Zeus, Goldwin Smith Hall

Polling locations were assigned by fields of study (see the list at the end of this email to verify your fields’ voting location).  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to let us know at Geneva students will be assigned to vote in Ithaca unless a request is made to Jason Kahabka at by 5:00pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

For the Geneva Campus:

On the Geneva campus, voting will only take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 10:30am-2:30pm.

You will vote at:

  • Foyer, Barton Laboratory

Absentee Ballots:

You will be qualified to request an absentee ballot only if:

  • You are registered with Cornell for the current term as in absentia.
  • Registered and attending a conference or will be away from the Ithaca or Geneva campuses for work obligations related to your position as a teaching assistant or research assistant. Proof of conference registration or off-campus job assignment dated before March 6 is required.

If you qualify for an absentee ballot you must contact AAA immediately at 1-800-529-5218 or to request a ballot.

Ballots are required to be returned to AAA before 5pm on March 24, 2017.

Return your ballots to:

American Arbitration Association
120 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10271

I can’t wait to vote yes for CGSU on March 27 and 28!

Join me,

Michaela Brangan
CGSU Administrative Liaison

Jane Glaubman
CGSU OC Member

Voting location by Field:

Biotech, Room G01
Biochemistry Molecular and Cell Biology
Biological and Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Genetics Genomics and Development
Hotel Administration
Industrial and Labor Relations
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Neurobiology and Behavior
Real Estate
Zoology and Wildlife Conservation

Warren Hall, B73
Animal Science
Applied Economics and Management
Atmospheric Science
Design and Environmental Analysis
Development Sociology
Environmental Toxicology
Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Food Science and Technology
Global Development
Human Development
Immunology and Infectious Disease
Landscape Architecture
Natural Resources
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Policy Analysis and Management
Public Affairs
Risk Analysis Communication and Policy
Soil and Crop Sciences

Duffield, Goldman Lounge
Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Film and Video Studies
Geological Sciences
Information Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Systems Engineering
Theatre Arts
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Goldwin Smith Hall, Former Temple of Zeus
Africana Studies
Asian Literature Religion and Culture
Astronomy and Space Sciences
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
City and Regional Planning
Comparative Literature
English Language and Literature
Germanic Studies
History of Art Archaeology and Visual Studies
Near Eastern Studies
Regional Science
Romance Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Urban Studies

Geneva Campus - Barton Lab Foyer
10:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday the 28th
By request to Jason Kahabka at