Employee Assembly Election - Spring 2021

April 15, 2021

Election Results!

Meet the Candidates!

Candidate Registration Requirements

All regular full-time and part-time staff members in non-exempt, exempt, who are employed at the Ithaca, Geneva or Cornell Tech campuses of the university are eligible to run for a seat in this election.

Application Process:

Each person who wishes to be a candidate in these elections must complete the following requirements by 5:00 pm (EST) on Tuesday, April 6, 2021:
  1. Review the open seats listed below and select ONE.
    • All seats, including the two new “At-Large” seats, will be elected using the Ranked Choice Vote method of voting tabulation. Each seat will be elected with voters ranking candidates in order of preference; the two new “At-Large” seats will be awarded to the top two candidates in that race. You may also direct questions to assembly@cornell.edu.
  2. Review the Election Rules and Candidate Eligibility Guidelines below to ensure your eligibility.
  3. Complete the online registration form including:
    • Name as you would like it to appear on the ballot (if different)
    • Phone number
    • Campus address
    • Seat for which you are running
    • Current employee category
    • Personal Statement (up to 1,250 characters including spaces)
    • Photo
  4. Create an online petition and gather a minimum of 25 signatures. (petition form instructions)
  5. Attend a mandatory candidate information session on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (times vary)
Please note: There will be a mandatory meeting for all newly seated members on Wednesday, May 5 at 12:15pm (EST) via Zoom.
If you have any questions or concerns, email the Employee Assembly Elections Committee at ea-elections@cornell.edu.

Election Rules:


Registration Materials:

Additional Forms:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Election Registration
    • Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 @ 5:00pm - on-line registration form submission and completed petitions submitted electronically.
  • Deadline for Petition Challenges
    • ​Wednesday, April 7th@ 4:30pm
  • Mandatory Candidate Campaigning Meeting
    • Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 8:30am (EST)
  • Campaigning Begins - campaigning did not take place as all races were uncontested
    • Friday, April 9th, 2021 @ 9:00am (EST)
  • Voting Begins - voting will not take place as all races were uncontested
    • Monday, April 26th, 2021 @ 8:00am EST
  • Voting Ends - voting will not take place as all races were uncontested
    • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EST
  • Expense Reports and Candidate Challenge Forms Due - no expense reports or challenges as campaigning did not take place
    • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm via electronic submission to the Office of the Assembllies at assembly@cornell.edu
  • Challenge Hearings - no challenges as campaigning did not take place
    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Earliest Results Will Be Announced - no voting took place as all races were uncontested
    • Friday, April 30, 2021


Employees who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in this election.
Candidates must:
  • work full-time or part-time in a non-exempt or exempt staff category; and not be a voting member of the University Faculty (as an RTE).
  • work at the Ithaca, Geneva or Cornell Tech campus.
  • work in the corresponding academic college/school if seeking those seats, in the corresponding staff unit if seeking those seats, or identify as a member of the corresponding affinity if seeking an "at-large" seat.
  • plan to remain so for the duration of their respective term.


1 Year Term
  • Division of Financial Affairs, Budget & Planning, Audit & Investment Representative
2 Year Term
  • Representative At-Large (2 seats)
  • School of Industrial & Labor Relations Representative
3 Year Term
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Representative At-Large
  • College of Architecture, Art & Planning Representative
  • College of Arts and Sciences Representative
  • College of Engineering/Computer Information Sciences Representative
  • Disability Representative At-Large
  • International Representative At-Large
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Division of Human Resources Representative
  • Library and Museum Representative
  • More than 20 Years of Service Representative At-Large
  • School of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and eCornell Representative
  • School of Public Policy Representative