AAUW Election: FAQ
All voting will take place online (computer or mobile device) starting April 6 unless a member sends a specific request to AAUW for a paper ballot. All members without an email address on file with AAUW national or who have unsubscribed from email will receive a ballot by mail.
Voting will close on Monday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Many branches organize a voting day, which can easily be done via Zoom or another videoconference platform. Schedule this as part of a branch meeting and have everyone vote online together!
Paper Ballot: Paper ballots must be requested from AAUW by April 15, 2022. All paper ballots mailed to AAUW must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m., April 29, 2022. Paper ballots postmarked after that date will not be counted. To request a paper ballot, email your name, address and member number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.326.2289.
PINs will be emailed to members before voting begins and will also be mailed to members without valid and subscribed email addresses on file with AAUW national.
Members can also view their PIN by logging into their AAUW Community Hub account and accessing the ‘My Ballots’ page in your profile.
The AAUW bylaws require that submitted ballots equal in number to at least five percent of the votes entitled to be cast by members is the quorum required for a vote to be counted.
The AAUW bylaws require that the affirmative (yes) vote of two-thirds of the votes cast are required to amend the bylaws.
A choice of abstain is neither for nor against the proposal. An abstain choice would count towards quorum, but not in the for/against vote totals.
As is best practice in voting processes, the first submitted ballot is considered final. There are no changes and any subsequent ballot submissions will be rejected.
After you submit your online ballot, a printable confirmation message will appear on the screen and you can print it out as confirmation of your vote. No confirmation process is available for paper ballot voting.
Your member ID number and the assigned voting PIN are required to submit a ballot whether online or by mail. A member’s online or paper ballot is uniquely tied to the member’s ID and to the assigned PIN. Only the first ballot submitted by an individual will be counted.
All members are encouraged to vote online, because it is fast, easy, secure—and green! Branches can organize voting hours, where someone sets up a computer and assists those without internet access by phone, if it is desired. Members can also use cell phones to access the voting email and click through to cast their vote!
Members may also request a paper ballot be mailed to them until Friday, April 15, 2022. No paper ballots will be issued after that date. Ballots must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 29, 2022 to count. To request a paper ballot, call 800.326.2289 or email your name and address to email@example.com.
Changes to the bylaws would be effective immediately.
Information on each candidate for election to the AAUW Board of Directors can be found here with information on the nominations process.
AAUW’s bylaws require that every Individual Member’s input must be sought prior to submission of any proposal to amend the bylaws. We are providing proposed changes to the bylaws to provide an opportunity for member input before the proposals are put forward to the membership for a vote. Comments from the proposed bylaws changes are reviewed by the AAUW Governance Committee and national staff. The Governance Committee reports on findings from the comments and the final proposals to the national Board of Directors.
The comment period ended on February 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.
Comments from the proposed bylaws changes are reviewed by the AAUW Governance Committee and national staff. The Governance Committee reports on findings from the comments and the final proposals to the national Board of Directors.