How to Vote

There are three candidates running for UUA president: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jeanne Pupke. Whoever wins this election will become the first female president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The UUA is central organization for Unitarian Universalists in the United States. You can read more about the Unitarian Universalist Association at the UUA website.

As there are three candidates running for President of the UUA, this year the presidential election will have ranked choice voting. That means that each voter will record their first and second choice candidate for UUA President. If no candidate gets a majority of the first-choice votes, then the candidate with the least first-choice votes will be eliminated. The second choices of everyone who voted for the now eliminated candidate will be distributed to the remaining two candidates. In this way, whoever wins the presidential election will have received a majority of votes cast.

The Voting Process

Voting this year is online. Congregations will receive delegate credentials electronically from the UUA. These delegate credentials will then be distributed by congregation leaders. Once delegates have these credentials and voting opens, they will be able to vote.

Voting opens on June 1st and extends through 5pm Central Time on Saturday, June 24th. Once voting opens, delegates can vote at any time from their computer, phone, or other device with internet access. In addition, voting kiosks will be available from 9:00am to 5:00pm Central Time on June 24th at General Assembly 2017.

If a delegate wishes to vote by paper mail instead of electronically, they need to mail a request for a paper ballot to:
UUA General Assembly
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210

Voting and General Assembly (GA) Registration

General Assembly (GA) is the Unitarian Universalists Association’s annual meeting. The Assembly this year will take place in New Orleans. For more information about GA, you can visit the UUA General Assembly webpage.

To cast their vote delegates can:
Register for and travel to GA
Register for GA as an off-site pariticpant
Be a delegate from a congregation but not register for GA

Delegates can vote for free in the presidential election by not registering for GA. However, this form of voting is limited because they cannot vote on GA business items.

More information on voting can be found on the UUA 2017 election webpage.

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So grateful to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix for their support in this journey.

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Excited for lunch tomorrow at 12pm after General session! Food is on us - just bring your questions and your stories. All are welcome to come and eat.
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June 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Come have lunch with Susan Frederick-Gray, Candidate for UUA President, from 12-2pm on Friday, June 23rd. The lunch will take place in the General Assembly convention center in the Rivergate Room. Sus...

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New Hearts are filling up the Campaign Booth! Stop by the #SFG4UUA Booth to fill one out...or respond below and well fill one out for you: What do you love about being a UU? What are your dreams for the UUA?

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Gail LockwoodWhat I love about being UU is Social Justice. What I hope for the future is complete inclusion.

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Becky BowmanI love UU because it challenges me to be a better person. I hope that UU will embrace teens more by providing more support to individuals churches.

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Rev. Susan Frederick-GrayThank you, Becky!

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Come meet Susan Frederick-Gray at the GA Booth this afternoon! Shell be here from 1:30 to 3:00 and wants to hear from you about what you love about your local congregation and be able to answer your questions. #sfg4uua #uuaga

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Looking forward to meeting with you at my booth today at 1:30pm. Come with your questions, your stories or simply your presence. All are welcome.
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June 22, 2017, 1:30pm

Visit with Susan Frederick-Gray, Candidate for UUA President, in the General Assembly Exhibit Hall at Booth #307. Susan will be at the booth on Thursday, June 22nd, from 1:30-3pm and on Saturday, June...

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Limited Edition Tie-Dyed SFG4UUA T-Shirts available in the booth today. First come, first serve!

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Tiffany Lipkeman Mendezlove the tie die!!! I'm too far to come visit your booth but the Mendez family sends their love!!!

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Thank you to everyone who came out for tonights event at NOSH! It was great to be with you all and talk about the future of Unitarian Universalism -- Love, Justice, Vitality! #sfg4uua #uuaga