DON’T FORGET to cast your ballot in the Union election

Vote early and vote just once in this fall’s Union election. Officially, you may go online and cast your ballot beginning noon Thursday, Oct. 7 – the day and time this edition first appears at HPOU.org.

The sign-up period officially began Sept. 1 and ended at 8 a.m. the morning of Oct. 7, about four hours before our online poll was set to open – sample ballot will be eblasted on Oct. 7 with voting link.

You may vote up until the designated deadline of noon Friday, Oct. 22. Results will be posted within 72 hours but likely will be publicized that day.

For your convenience, the Badge & Gun is making available HPOU’s online voting instructions after you go to HPOU.org:

Please login using your Payroll ID Number (username) and password (date of birth and last 4 of your social).

  • For the password, please do not enter a zero before the month. You do need to enter in a zero before the day.
    • If your birth month is between January and September:
  • Your password is your 7-digit Date of Birth (MDDYYYY) combined with the Last 4 digits of your SSN #.
    • If your birth month is between October and December:
  • Your password is your 8-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY) combined with the Last 4 digits of your SSN #.
  • Example:
    • Your Date of Birth is: February 6th, 1980
    • Your Last 4 Digits of your SSN is: 0638
    • Your password would be: 20619800638
  • Example:
    • Your Date of Birth is: December 6th, 1980  
    • Your Last 4 Digits of your SSN is: 0638
    • Your password would be: 120619800638