AAUW National Election

Welcome to the 2015 AAUW National Election web page. Here’s a sneak preview of the candidates for the AAUW Board of Directors. Check back soon for complete candidate bios, the voter guide, details on how to throw a voting party for your branch, and — next June — the election results. It’s your AAUW, so make your voice count.


Candidates for the 2015–17 AAUW Board of Directors

The AAUW Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates to run for office in the 2015 AAUW national election. Complete biographies of the candidates will be posted here in late January 2015.

Candidate for President

Patricia Fae Ho

Candidate for Vice President

Alicia Hetman

Candidates for the Board of Directors

Sue Barley
Maria Ellis
Malinda Gaul
Sally Goodson
Eileen Hartmann
Ellie Hill
Traci Jensen
Melissa Johnsen
Dot McLane
Eileen Menton
Rebecca Norlander
Judith Pfeil
Glenda Price
Martha Joh Reeder
Pamella Thiel


"Vote Here" polling station yard signHow to Turn Your Branch Meeting Into a Polling Place

Exercising your right to vote on AAUW’s bylaws, Public Policy Program, and leadership is an important part of AAUW membership. Help fellow branch members vote in the AAUW National Election by turning one (or two!) of your meetings into a polling place. Find out how!

Voting opens April 15 and closes June 19, so make sure you schedule your branch voting event between those dates.


2015 National Election Dates

October 1, 2014 Comment period opens online for members to propose amendments to the AAUW Bylaws, suggest changes to the Public Policy Program, and propose resolutions
November 1, 2014 Deadline for candidate applications
December 5, 2014 Deadline for bylaws proposals and resolutions and for Proposed Public Policy Program revisions or proposals by members
January 29, 2015 Candidate profiles posted to website
Mid-March 2015 Voter PIN mailed to members with the Spring/Summer AAUW Outlook; final slate of candidates, bylaws proposals, and resolutions published in the Spring/Summer AAUW Outlook
April 1, 2015 Opening date to request paper ballot; voter PIN e-mailed to members
April 15, 2015 Voting begins online
May 8, 2015 Deadline for AAUW to receive request for paper ballot
May 26, 2015 Deadline for mailing paper ballot; ballots must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. to be counted
June 18-21, 2015 AAUW National Convention, San Diego
June 19, 2015 Online voting ends at 9 p.m. PDT


Questions about the application, election, or nomination process? Read the national election FAQ.