2012 Election Information

Election ballots have been tallied.

The final breakdown of the election results is posted below. Any election protests may be filed by May 7, 2012, to the Department of Labor Election Supervisor at aaupelectionsupervlsor@dol.gov.

See the results of the AAUP officer, Council, and ASC chair elections in a Word document.

The total number of ballots received in the AAUP election was 3,979. There were 24 ballots voided. The total number of ballots counted was 3,955. Below are the tally results by district. See Voting Participation by Chapter (.xls)

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Earlier Election Information:

  • The ballots have all been mailed. If you have not received your ballot by Tuesday, March 27, 2012, you may contact the election supervisor by calling (202) 513-7320 or by email at aaupelectionsupervisor@dol.gov to request a duplicate ballot. 
  • If you receive a postcard about updating your home address, please do so as soon as possible in order to receive a ballot.
  •  Please sign anywhere in the blank space on the ballot stub. However, the ballot will still be counted if it is returned without a signature on the stub.
  • The AAUP's 2011 rerun election and 2012 regularly scheduled election will be conducted through the use of a single ballot for all races. These ballots will be mailed by postal mail to all eligible voters the week of March 12, 2012.
  • candidate statements and biographies are posted on AAUP's website.
  • candidates may also send campaign statements by email or by postal mail to eligible voters at any time.
  • The ballot tally will occur on April 17, 2012. All ballots must be received in the US Post Office Box by 9:00 AM on April 17, 2012, or they will not be counted. On April 17, the ballots will be collected from the US Post Office at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, when it opens at 9:00 a.m., and transported to the American Inn of Bethesda (8130 Wisconsin Avenue), where the tally will take place.

Pursuant to a voluntary agreement between the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the U.S. Department of labor, Office of labor-Management Standards (OlMS), OlMS will supervise new nominations and a new election for the office of Assembly of State Conferences Chair. OlMS will also supervise a new election for all the other national Council positions that were conducted In April 2011, including new nominations, if necessary. In conjunction with the rerun of the 2011 election, OLMS will also supervise the remainder of the regularly scheduled 2012 national officer and Council election. Both the 2011 rerun election and the 2012 election will be conducted by mail ballot, not by electronic ballot.

All interested parties were invited to participate In a pre-election conference where the proposed election rules and procedures were discussed. The pre-election conference was held by conference call at 1:00 pm (ET) on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The conference call dial in number was 1-800-369-3365 and the participant pass code was 12718.

When the election rules are finalized, they will be posted on AAUP's website at www.aaup.org/AAUP/aboutlbus/dol.htm.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 513-7320 or send me an email at aaupelectionsupervisor@dol.gov.