Nominations are now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions:

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


Click here to download the Elections Notice (published on April 1, 2021). The Election Notice includes information on the Term of Office, Eligibility for Election, and Deadline for Nominations.


Nomination Information 

Virtual Information

Candidates for the Elections Committee, Delegate to the AFT Convention (2022) and Delegate to the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO (2023) 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). All Candidates may start their nominating petition process here.

Candidates for the Elections Committee must have signed petition submissions by a minimum of twenty (20) full dues paying members in good standing with the WTU. Petitions for Candidates for the Elections Committee can be found here. 

Additional signatures from WTU members are not required for Delegate to the AFT Convention (2022) and Delegate to the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO (2023).

Paper Based Information

For members interested in running for any of the above positions but would prefer a paper-based process instead of an electronic one, you will find a petition for Delegate to the AFT Convention (2022) and Delegate to the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO (2023) here to nominate a WTU member or self-nominate for the position. 

For members interested in running for the Elections Committee, a petition is available here. Self-nomination is also an option. Please keep in mind that you must obtain a minimum of 20 signatures from full dues paying members of the WTU as part of this petition form.


Deadline for Nominations

Nomination petitions must be signed by the candidate and received no later than close of business (5:00 PM) Friday, April 30, 2021. If using a paper version of the petition, it must be mailed to the Washington Teachers’ Union Elections Committee, P.O Box 31394 Washington DC, 20030.



URL to self-nominate: Any Candidate running for any of the three positions must submit this form.

URL for Signed Petitions for Candidates running for Elections Committee: Candidates running for Elections Committee should have a minimum of 20 full dues paying members submit this form on their behalf.

Ballot Request Form: If interested in receiving a Paper Ballot, once available, for the election, please submit a request here or via the link or email your request to [email protected] by May 14, 2021.

If you have any questions please email the committee at [email protected].


Click here to download Election News, Vol 1.

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