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Painters and Allied Trades ensures that local, state, and federal decision makers in the United States and Canada understand and undertake our cause. In 2001, the AFL-CIO named the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades the most effective political organization in the labor movement. IUPAT members quickly became known as the ‘Army of Black and Gold’ as we attended political events throughout North America in our signature black and gold t-shirts. IUPAT members proved themselves a force to be reckoned in the field of grassroots organizing and voter mobilization. Members went door to door with campaign literature and worked the phones for pro-worker candidates. In many places, members ran for, and won, elected offices. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades will continue to champion the candidates in North America who will fight for working people and their families. Use this page as a resource for the latest news on not only the candidates we support in elections across the Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland, but also for information on legislation that will make a difference in your life. Stay informed and join the Army of Black and Gold in making a difference in our government! Contact Us: info@iupatdc53.org


 

WHY REGISTER TO VOTE?

  • It’s your money the government is spending.
  • You have views and opinions.
  • If you don’t vote, you quite literally don’t count.
  • People still risk their lives in some countries for the right to vote.
  • Being registered to vote improves your credit rating. Immediately.
  • You don’t have to like politicians, or even politics to vote.
  • If you don’t register to vote, nothing changes.
  • You may think you are rebelling by not voting. You aren’t. (Politicians are happy with the status quo)

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

YOU MAY CONTACT YOUR BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE FOR ASSISTANCE OR CALL OUR DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AT 304-400-9645

WEST VIRGINIA

You may apply to register to vote online, in person at your County Clerk’s office or by mail. To register online, go to:

https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register
Click on REGISTER TO VOTE/UPDATE MY REGISTRATION ONLINE
Answer the prompted questions.
Finish the questions, hit submit (you are done!)
A voter registration card will be mailed to you!

KENTUCKY

You may apply to register to vote online, in person at your County Clerk’s office or by mail. To register online, go to:

https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/
Answer the prompted questions.
Finish the questions, hit submit (you are done!)
A voter registration card will be mailed to you!

OHIO

Go to your County Clerk’s office or go to:

https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/

You will find information on how to register and/or update your voter information. You can also print off a voter registration form. Follow the instructions.

VIRGINIA

Go to your County Clerk’s office or go to:

http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/

Follow the instructions.

MARYLAND

Go to your County Clerk’s office or go to:

http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/application.html

Follow the instructions.


CONTACT CONGRESS

We encourage our members to be active participants regarding issues of import to our union. We are providing links here that will take you to the official web sites for the Senate and Congress of the United States, as well as for your State representatives. They will open in a new window. When you are finished, simply close that window and you will be returned to our site.

West Virginia

Ohio

Kentucky

Maryland

Virginia

Federal

If you choose the Senate link, you will need to do the following:

  • choose your state
  • choose your representative
  • fill out biographical information and submit