2020 Election Information

AAUP Constitution (see Article 5 for nomination and election provisions)

Election Rules

Weighted Voting and Delegate Credentialing Procedures

nomination petition form (download fillable Microsoft Word document)

Election Guidance for Chapters

AAUP At-Large Chapter

Information and Resources for Sections

Nomination and Election Notice


The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election as officers of the AAUP, and as members of the AAUP’s governing Council, at the June 2020 biennial Association meeting. Nominations are due by Sunday, March 15, 2020. Three officer positions—president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer—and two at-large Council positions are open for election. All terms are four years beginning after the close of the biennial Association meeting on June 20, 2020.

All members of the Association in good standing, but not associates, are eligible to be elected to officer and Council positions and to nominate other eligible members. The committee seeks a diverse group of candidates with experience in the AAUP at the local, state, or national level.

If you wish to nominate yourself or another member as a candidate for election to an officer or Council position, please send a nominating petition, using the form available here, signed by at least six AAUP members in good standing, to the Nominating Committee. If you would prefer to have the form mailed to you, please request the form by writing to nominations@aaup.org. Nominating petitions must be postmarked or sent by email by March 15. The nominations process is set forth in the AAUP Constitution and the AAUP Election Rules.

The Nominating Committee will submit its final report to the Council by April 1. Elections shall be conducted by secret ballot of the credentialed delegates at the biennial Association meeting. Please send nominating petitions by email to nominations@aaup.org or by surface mail to AAUP Nominating Committee, 1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.


The officer and Council positions will be filled in a secret ballot election of credentialed delegates of AAUP chapters and sections at the 2020 biennial Association meeting, to be held on June 19 and 20 at the DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202.

Chapter and section delegates must be AAUP members elected by secret ballot, provided that no ballot need be taken if there is only one nominee per position. (A section is a group of small chapters in a state that jointly elect a delegate or delegates to represent the chapters.) Chapters and sections are entitled to one delegate for every 250 members (for example, 10 members = 1 delegate; 251 members = 2 delegates), up to a maximum of ten delegates. 

The credentialed chapter and section delegates shall be entitled to cast ballots equal to the number of members from the chapter, or the aggregate number of members of chapters participating in the section, respectively. If there is more than one chapter or section delegate, the votes of the chapter or section will be split evenly between the delegates. See the AAUP Election Rules and Weighted Voting and Delegate Credentialing Procedures for further details.

In order for delegates to be credentialed and eligible to vote, chapters and sections must submit to the AAUP a delegate registration form listing all of their proposed delegates, and any alternates, by May 15. Individual eligible delegates must sign in and receive their delegate credentials at the biennial meeting delegate credentialing table no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the biennial meeting, which is June 19, 2020.  

The election will be held by secret ballot of credentialed delegates on the second day of the biennial meeting, which is June 20, 2020.