SEIU Delegate Elections


SEIU International Convention Delegate Election Information
You Can Make a Difference

Do you have a vision for a bold future? Are you innovative and willing to think beyond worksite-specific issues, committed
 to furthering the greater good for all working people? Then consider stepping up and becoming a delegate to the SEIU International Convention, April 24 – 26, 2020, in Chicago.

Convention delegates play an important role in shaping the future of the labor movement here and across the nation. You’ll join a team building a vision for tomorrow’s workplace, creating new campaigns to give all working families the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities, and enjoy the fruits of social, economic, and environmental justice.

Our national Fight for $15 campaign to raise the wage for tens of millions of working families is just one example of the kinds of initiatives that come from leaders like you, working together with other committed activists to build power.

As a convention delegate, you’ll have the opportunity to represent the interests of 96,000 Local 1000 members to our family across the country at SEIU. You’ll vote on important proposals, vote to approve budgets, and vote to elect the officers of SEIU International. More important, you’ll have a voice in the activities that matter most to you and your community.

The SEIU International Convention is April 24 – 26 in Chicago, IL.

Eligibility Requirements - SEIU International Delegates

• Must be a member in good standing for two years to run for SEIU delegate.
• Must make arrangements in advance with your supervisor to use your own vacation or personal leave time to attend the SEIU convention.
• Must share a hotel room.
• All delegates elected will be eligible for reimbursement (travel, shared hotel room, meals (when not provided) and per diem.
• Must attend all scheduled meetings and be present to vote on proposals, budgets and elect SEIU International officers.
• Submit a signed nomination form and an optional candidate statement (up to a maximum of 50 words in length).

How to Apply for an SEIU Delegate position

Eligible candidates should apply beginning October 15. You’ll be asked to fill out a nomination form and to include your optional, 50-word (maximum) candidate statement.

Click here to apply for 2019 delegate position online.
You can also download the 2019 nomination form by clicking here.

Completed materials accepted in person at 1808 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811; by email:, via fax at 916-554-1295, or by mail at Election Staff, c/o SEIU Local 1000, 1808 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.

Key Delegate Election Dates

October 15 – Nomination period begins.
November 15 – Nomination period closes.
December 19 – Ballots mailed to members.
January 2, 2020 – First day to request duplicate ballots by calling 866-471-7348
January 10, 2020 – Final day to request duplicate ballots (before 5:00 p.m.) by calling 866-471-7348
January 21, 2020 – Ballots due by mail. 5:00 p.m. deadline.
January 22 – 23, 2020 – Ballots opened, sorted, counted. Observers welcome.
January 31, 2020 – Results announced.