AAUW National Election

2017 AAUW National Election MarkIt’s your AAUW, so your voice counts. It’s time to comment on and propose changes to the bylaws and Public Policy Program.

Welcome to the 2017 AAUW National Election page. Here you’ll find all the information you need to comment on or propose bylaws amendments, Public Policy Program changes, and resolutions. You can also nominate yourself to run for AAUW national office! And check back soon for candidate bios and — in June 2017 — the election results.


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Comment on the
AAUW Bylaws

Respectful debate is a hallmark of AAUW’s storied history. Propose or comment on bylaws amendments to keep AAUW moving in the right direction.

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Comment on the Public Policy Program

The Public Policy Program drives AAUW’s efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Your comments are encouraged!

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Make a resolution

Something important to you but not covered in the bylaws? That’s what resolutions are for. Find out more.

Here are the key dates for AAUW’s 2017 national election:

October 3, 2016 Comment period opens online for members to propose amendments to the AAUW Bylaws, suggest changes to the Public Policy Program, and propose resolutions
October 14, 2016 Deadline for candidate applications
December 5, 2016 Comment period closes
January 30, 2017 Candidate profiles posted to website
Early April 2017 Voter PINs e-mailed to members and mailed with the Spring AAUW Outlook; candidate slate, bylaws proposals, Public Policy Program proposals, and resolutions published in the Spring AAUW Outlook
April 3, 2017 Opening date to request paper ballot
April 14, 2017 Voting begins online
May 4, 2017 Deadline for AAUW to receive request for paper ballot
May 22, 2017 Deadline for mailing paper ballot; ballots must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. to be counted
June 14–17, 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2017 Online voting ends at 9 p.m. EDT
June 16, 2017 Election results announced online and at convention