Employee Assembly Special Election - Fall 2021

October 21, 2021

Election Results

Meet the Candidates

Candidate Registration Requirements

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.


Application Process:

Each person who wishes to be a candidate in these elections must complete the following requirements by 12:00 pm (EST) on Monday, October 11, 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. While petitions are typically required for assembly elections, they are being waived for the Fall 2021 special election due to the ongoing Covid-related restrictions. Furthermore, this will 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, October 11, 2021, at either 12:15 PM or 4:30 PM via Zoom.
Please note: It is anticipated that newly seated members will be expected to attend an onboarding/orientation meeting shortly after the conclusion of the election. Details will be forthcoming.
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
    • Monday, October 11th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm (noon) EST - on-line registration form submission.
  • Mandatory Candidate Information Session
    • Monday, October 11th, 2021 @ 12:15 pm or 4:30 PM - virtual via Zoom
  • Campaigning Begins
    • Monday, October 11th @ 6:00 pm EST
  • Voting Begins
    • Monday, October 18th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm (noon) EST
  • Voting Ends
    • Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EST
  • Expense Reports and Candidate Challenge Forms Due
    • Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EST via electronic submission to the Office of the Assemblies at assembly@cornell.edu
  • Challenge Hearings
    • Thursday, October 21st, 2021
  • Earliest Results Will Be Announced
    • Friday, October 22nd, 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, 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 their position's term.


Term ends Spring 2022
  • Less than 5 Years of Service Representative At-Large
Term ends Spring 2023
  • Representative At-Large (2 seats)
  • School of Industrial & Labor Relations Representative
Term ends Spring 2024
  • College of Architecture, Art & Planning Representative
  • College of Arts and Sciences Representative
  • College of Engineering/Computer Information Sciences Representative
  • School of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and eCornell Representative
  • School of Public Policy Representative
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Division of Human Resources Representative
  • International Representative At-Large