Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions:

  • Maryland/DC, AFL-CIO (8)
  • AFT Convention Delegate - 2022 (44)
  • Elections Committee (15)


Term of Office:

The term of office for Delegates to Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO runs through the Convention of Fall 2023.  The term of office for the Elections Committee runs through June 30, 2023. The term of office for Delegates to the AFT Convention runs through the Convention of Summer 2022.


Eligibility for Elections Committee:

Candidates must be current District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) teachers and full-dues paying members of the Washington Teachers’ Union, Local #6, AFT, AFL-CIO (WTU) and must submit a nomination petition signed by a minimum of twenty (20) full dues paying members in good standing with the WTU, to be eligible.


Eligibility for Delegate to the AFT Convention and Delegate to the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO:

Candidates must be current DCPS teachers and full-dues paying members in good standing of the WTU to be eligible.  A member may self-nominate or be nominated by a WTU member in good standing by submitting his/her name on a nominating petition by the deadline. Signatures from additional WTU members are not required.


Deadline for Nominations:

Nomination petitions must be signed by the candidate and submitted/received no later than close of business (5:00 PM) Friday, April 30, 2021 to the Washington Teachers’ Union, Election Committee, P.O Box 31394 Washington DC, 20030.



The election of the Elections Committee and Delegates will be conducted by electronic and mail ballot. For your convenience, a mail ballot option will be made available for those with technological concerns. The ballots will be emailed/mailed no later than May 14, 2021 and must be returned/received by COB May 31, 2021. Ballots will be opened and counted by an independent agency at a location and time to be determined. Additional information is forthcoming.