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CSE Steps to Cast Your Vote

What the 4 steps are...

STEP 1 - REGISTER FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION

In order to ensure that members are fully informed prior to casting their ballot, the PSAC Constitution requires members to attend an information session before they cast their ballot at a strike or ratification vote. These sessions will be held by webinar and will allow members to ask questions regarding the content of the strike or tentative agreement. Attendance will be tracked and only those who registered and attended the full presentation will have their member profile updated on the e-voting system, enabling them to cast their ballot for the vote.  

Choose from the available dates and times posted to register for the webinar info session. Your PSAC ID is required to register for the session. It is listed in the top left corner of your voter package from InteliVote for easy reference or you can contact us by completing this NCR Voting Enquiry form to obtain it. You must attend a session specific to your bargaining unit in order for your attendance to be counted. Please note that registrations will close 60 minutes before a webinar starts. Make sure to register early in order to secure your spot. Confirmation of your registration is not automated as there is a screening process to ensure you have registered to the correct bargaining unit's session and vote. You do not need to have received your Voter PIN in order to register for and participate in an information session.

Online webinar participation is preferred

It is strongly recommended that you join the webinar online by using the join link or the app and only call into the webinar by telephone if you have no other option. This will allow you to pose questions in the question box, follow along with the videos and presentation, and easily have your attendance tracked. Those who join by phone will have to go through an additional verification process after the session is over. We strongly recommend joining via browser or the GoToWebinar app (iPhoneAndroid) as this allows us to automatically track your attendance. If you wish to join by phone, you can have your participation counted by briefly joining the webinar via browser or the app and retrieving an audio PIN using the control panel. You can then log off the online webinar to continue listening by calling in by phone and have your participation counted. 

If you will be joining by phone and are unable to retrieve an audio PIN through the app or browser, please note that your attendance will not be automatically registered. Therefore, you must inform your PSAC Regional Office of your presence on the webinar. Instructions on how to do so will be provided during the webinar. If we do not have a record of your attendance, your ballot / and voter PIN cannot be activated.

Technical notes

Our online information sessions are running through GoToWebinar (GTW). GTW is not supported on Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser to register for the webinars (e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, MS Edge)

Please join the webinar a several minutes early to make sure you are able to log-in and address any technical problems in advance. 

The webinar may not work on all tablets. 

Requests for accommodation  

If you require any accommodation to be able to participate fully in the webinars (such as ASL interpretation), please contact us by completing this NCR Voting Enquiry formcontacting our voter help line at ncr-vote@psac-afpc.com or 613-714-4829 as soon as possible.

STEP 2 - RETRIEVE YOUR INTELIVOTE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (IV VOTING PIN)

PSAC members of the bargaining unit will receive their Voting PIN to their personal email address 2 days prior to the opening of the votes. For those PSAC members for whom we have no personal email, the same information will be provided by letter in the Canada Post mail two weeks prior to the opening of the votes. If after February 11, 2021 you still have not received your Voting PIN, please verify your personal email's junk/blocked mail folders for an email from InteliVote. If you still do not find it there you can contact us by completing this NCR Voting Enquiry form.

Please take a moment to update your contact information and provide us with your personal, non-work email address. You can update your contact information online by visiting the PSAC Member Log In Portal to log in or create an account if you don’t already have one.  

STEP 3 - VOTE ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE

As a PSAC member working at CSE, you will have the opportunity to vote on the strike vote between February 11 and 24, 2021: 

You can vote on the strike mandate online or by telephone. As stated above, you must attend an information session before your ballot / PIN can be activated. 

  • Using the Voter PIN that was sent to you by e-mail or mail, you can vote after your session at any time from 4:30 p.m. (EST) the day voting begins until 12 p.m. (EST) the final day of voting.
  • The phone number and website for voting will be provided to you during the webinar information session.  
  • Please be aware that if you should be interrupted while voting, you may re-access the voting system to complete your voting. 
  • This vote is by secret ballot. How you vote is entirely confidential. 

STEP 4 - ENSURE YOU ARE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING

In some situations, PSAC members cease being members in good standing (MIGS) and lose the right to receive strike pay but, can still vote at a strike vote. However, they do lose the right to cast their vote in a ratification vote, should there be one.  To confirm your status, please contact your PSAC component. 

If you are on extended leave 

If you are on extended leave (e.g., long term disability, maternity or parental leave) and therefore not a member in good standing (MIGS), you can make a request to remain in good standing to the National President via this online Membership in Good Standing Request form. This will allow you to cast your ballot in the  case of a ratification vote.

If you have not signed a union card or are unsure that it has been processed 

If you have never signed a union card, you will still be able to cast your ballot at a strike vote except in the scenario of a ratification vote. However, you will not receive strike pay in the case of a strike action. All you have to do is fill out and sign the online  Electronic  Membership Application Pledge form in order to become a MIGS Yes.

If you are unsure that you have previously signed a card or are unsure that it has been processed, still sign the online Electronic  Membership Application Pledge form to ensure you receive strike pay should their be a strike or are able to cast your ballot in the case of ratification votes. 

Even if you are already a member in good standing, please take a moment to give us your personal, non-work email address. You can update your contact information PSAC Member Log In Portal right now.   

If you have difficulty updating your information, contact us by completing this NCR Voting Enquiry form

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information. If your questions are not answered by that page or the information above please do not hesitate to contact us at by completing this NCR voting enquiry form, contacting the voter help line at ncr-vote@psac-afpc.com or 613-714-4829.

We are best able to answer your enquiries expeditiously if you provide us with all the details on the form. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience as we are experiencing higher than normal enquiry volumes from members across Canada.