Employee Assembly Elections Spring 2023

April 25, 2023

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

Meet the New Members

Application Process:

Each person who wishes to be a candidate in these elections must complete the following requirements by 5:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, April 6th, 2023
  1. Review the open seats listed below and select ONE.
    • All 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  “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. While petitions are typically required for assembly elections, they are being waived for the Spring 2022 election to create greater parity between staff who are in-person, hybrid, or remote. 
  5. Attend (or send a proxy on your behalf) one of the mandatory candidate information sessions on Monday, April 10, 2023 via Zoom (link to be provided).
Please note: All newly seated members will be expected to attend the Organizational Meeting of the 2023-2024 Employee Assembly on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 immediately following the EA meeting that day (12:15-1:30PM)
If you have any questions or concerns, email the Employee Assembly Elections Committee at ea-elections@cornell.edu.
Important Information:
Registration Materials:
Additional Forms:

Important Dates
Deadline for Election Registration
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 5:00PM EST -online registration form submission.
Mandatory Candidate Information Session
  • Monday, April 10, 2023 via Zoom-Link to be provided
Campaigning Begins
  • Monday, April 10, 2023- immediately following the Mandatory Campaign Meeting
Meet the Candidates Forum (if necessary)​​
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST-Zoom link to be provided ​
Online Voting Begins
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 9:00AM EST
Voting Ends
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 at 12:00PM EST
Expense Reports and Candidate Challenge Forms Due
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 at 12:00PM EST via electronic submission to the Office of the Assemblies at assembly@cornell.edu
Earliest Results Will Be Announced
  • Monday, May 1, 2023 at 12:00PM EST

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, exempt, or academic non-professorial staff category.
  • work at the Ithaca, AgriTech in 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 the term of the seat being elected.
Term ends Spring 2024
  • College of Arts and Sciences Representative
  • College of Engineering/Computer Information Sciences Representative
  • Division of Human Resources Representative
  • Health and Safety Representative At-Large
  • Library and Museum Representative At-Large
  • School of Public Policy Representative
Term ends Spring 2025
  • Cornell AgriTech Representative
  • Facilities and Campus Services Representative
  • Financial Affairs, Budget & Planning, Audit & Investment Representative
Term ends Spring 2026
  • Alumni Affairs and Development Representative
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Representative
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Representative
  • Cornell Tech Representative
  • Exempt Employees' Representative At-Large
  • Graduate School and Law School Representative
  • Representative At-Large (2 seats)
  • School of Industrial and Labor Relations Representative
  • University Relations and Central Administration Representative
  • Veteran's Representative At-Large
  • Women's Representative At-Large