Follow the UUA presidential campaign

Follow the UUA presidential campaign

With three candidates on ballot, UUA will use instant run-off voting for first time since 1977; regional candidate forums begin February 25.

Three candidates for UUA president prepare to speak to UUMA members

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).

© Nancy Pierce/UUA


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 (, the Rev. Alison Miller (, and the Rev. Jeanne Pupke (

Related resources

Information for delegates and FAQ about voting in the 2017 presidential election.

UUA 2017 Election Voting Information

© Nancy Pierce

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 For additional information, see