Voting is ongoing by members of the faculty union at Youngstown State University.
The university administration presented what it termed its last, best contract offer on Wednesday.
Union members gathered at Butler North church about 3 p.m. and started voting.
Sherry Linkon, the union spokeswoman, said she does not expect to know the outcome of the vote until about 8 p.m.
She described the mood inside the building as discouraged.
Union rejection of the contract offer would result in a strike. Classes are scheduled to start Monday.