April 16 – May 7, 2021 (Three weeks)
In 2021 members are invited to vote to:
- Board of Director positions
- Public Policy Priorities for 2021-2023
- Changes to the AAUW California bylaws
We provide every member the opportunity to vote electronically or by mail.*
When the election period starts:
- Each member with a valid email address on file will receive an email message containing a personal invitation to vote that includes a link to the ballot.
- Members who do not have a working email address will be mailed a paper ballot.
- If you prefer a paper ballot, request one by contacting the AAUW California office at (916) 692-5125
* The member roster will be requested from AAUW National in early March, so every branch has time to make sure that all email and mailing addresses are correct.
If you do not receive an email with your link to vote:
- Check your spam folder to see if it’s there. The mail will be from [email protected]
- Search in your email for the subject: 2021 AAUW California Election Ballot
- If you still are unable to find the email, send an email to [email protected] for assistance.
|Board of Directors||Public Policy Priorities|
|Our bylaws limit the AAUW California Board of Directors to twelve members, including President, President-Elect, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Directors.|
In 2021 we vote to elect three positions:
* President-Elect (one-year term 2021-2022)
* Chief Financial Officer (two-year term 2021-2023)
* One Director (two-year term 2021-2023)
|Public Policy Priorities guide all AAUW CA actions that relate to public policy issues, including action on legislation. |
Our Priorities are reviewed and revised every two years.
In 2021 we vote to approve the proposed Public Policy Priorities for 2021-2023.
Deadline for Nominations
March 15, 2021
Candidate information posted on the website:
Starting January 15, 2021 (in order of receipt of completed nomination form)
Provide feedback on current priorities
October 8 – 22, 2020
Changes to the AAUW California bylaws
The President–Elect board position has a one-year term and is always elected in the odd years. Since all other board positions are two-year terms, this has evolved into increasing the number of directors elected in the even years.
The number of directors elected in each year has shifted from nearly equal in even and odd years to 8 out of 12 positions elected in even years.
This imbalance represents a challenge in even years to fulfill all the board openings and to maintain a level of continuity of experience on the board in the face of high turnover.
We are asking for your “yes” vote on bylaws amendments to:
- Add a one-year director position elected in even years to serve opposite the president-elect position which is elected in odd years to balance out the ongoing annual board election requirements.
- Reduce the number of board positions from twelve to eleven to align with the best practice of having an odd number of voting members and for budgetary efficiencies which in no way would affect board effectiveness.
Required Steps for Nominees
Submit a nomination for someone else, or to declare your own candidacy by completing the nomination form. The instructions and next steps will be given as you progress.
Please note that you will be asked several essay questions. You will have plenty of space to type your answers. You can also paste your answers into the form from another application. Your responses will be posted on the AAUW California website in the order received starting January 15, 2021.
Optional Steps for Nominees
- The candidate may complete an optional two-minute video which will be linked to the candidate page on our website. Send the YouTube link to [email protected]
- Candidates’ campaign Facebook pages can also be linked to the candidate page. You will need to set up a separate campaign Facebook page; we cannot link to your personal page. Send the link to [email protected]
- Click HERE for AAUW California committee responsibilities.
- Click HERE to review AAUW California Policies and Procedures. Section 500 contains information specific to the Nomination and Election process.
- Click HERE to review AAUW California Board of Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities.
Please note that you may be required to enter a password. Contact AAUW California office if you need this information
Send any questions to [email protected]