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2022 Election Information

The AAUP is holding elections for candidates for members of the AAUP’s governing Council at the June 2022 biennial Association Meeting. Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. One at-large Council member position and five regional Council member positions are open for election. See Nomination and Election Notice.

Election Resources

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

Election Rules

Weighted Voting and Delegate Credentialing Procedures

Election Guidance for Chapters

Information and Resources for Sections

nomination petition form (download fillable Microsoft Word document)

Nomination and Election Notice


The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election as members of the AAUP’s governing Council, at the June 2022 biennial Association Meeting. Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. One at-large Council member position and five regional Council member positions are open for election. Elected Council members will also become members of the AAUP Foundation Board of Directors. All terms are four years beginning after the close of the biennial Association meeting on June 19, 2022.

All members of the Association in good standing, but not associates, are eligible to be elected to 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 a 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. Nominating petitions must be postmarked or sent by electronic mail 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 or by surface mail to AAUP Nominating Committee, 1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.

Council regions are as follows:  REGION 1. Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands; REGION 2. Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia; REGION 3. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Canada; REGION 4. New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands; REGION 5. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.     

To be eligible for election to a regional Council member position, a candidate shall be a member in good standing from that region. The nominators and signers of the nominating petition do not need to be from the same region. No more than one at-large Council member may be from the same region. Currently there are at-large Council members from regions 3 and 4.  


The Council positions will be filled in a secret ballot election of credentialed delegates of AAUP chapters and sections at the 2022 biennial Association Meeting to be held on June 17 and 18 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 delegate(s) to represent the chapters.) Chapters and sections are entitled to 1 delegate for each 250 members (for example, 10 members = 1 delegate; 251 members = 2 delegates), up to a maximum of 10 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. The election process is set forth in the AAUP Constitution, the AAUP Election Rules, and the Weighted Voting and Delegate Credentialing Procedures.

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 17, 2022.  

The election will be held by secret ballot of credentialed delegates on the second day of the biennial meeting, which is June 18, 2022.