With three candidates on ballot, UUA will use instant run-off voting for first time since 1977; regional candidate forums begin February 25.
Candidates for UUA president the Rev. Alison Miller, the Rev. Jeanne Pupke, and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray prepare to speak at a 2016 General Assembly candidates forum. (© Nancy Pierce).
The UUA General Assembly will elect a new UUA president on June 24. Three candidates are running for one six-year term: the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (susanfrederickgray.com), the Rev. Alison Miller (alisonforuuapresident.org), and the Rev. Jeanne Pupke (jeannepupke.com).
Information for delegates and FAQ about voting in the 2017 presidential election.
UUA 2017 Election Voting Information
Because there are more than two candidates, this election will be the first since 1977 to use the UUA’s instant run-off voting provision, which was added to the bylaws in 1969.
Each congregation that certified its membership by February 1 will receive delegate information in March. Our Summer issue will include detailed information about this year’s introduction of electronic ballots for on-site and absentee voting, along with candidate statements.
All three candidates are scheduled to speak at regional gatherings this spring:
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism announced that the three candidates will also speak at a forum during the BLUU Convening in New Orleans on March 11.
For complete election coverage, including candidate profiles, visit uuworld.org/uuavote2017. For additional information, see uua.org/elections.
Please note: newsletter on hiatus
Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah.
UUA General Assembly will be entirely virtual
Annual conference, which had been scheduled for June 24–28 in Providence, Rhode Island, will take place entirely online, UUA announces.
Pared-down General Assembly focuses on vision
Join the conversation about Unitarian Universalists’ shared purpose; major speakers will include poet Richard Blanco and antiracism educator Robin DiAngelo.