SEIU International Delegate Election Information
Make a Difference – Extend the Reach of Your Leadership

Elected representatives and delegates of member-run SEIU Local 1000 work to shape the direction of our union and our allies at SEIU International in our fight for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Our leaders are at the forefront of organizing our efforts to give our members, and all working families the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities, and enjoy the fruits of social and economic justice.

SEIU International Delegates are members of SEIU locals from across the nation who act as the representational voices of their respective locals at an international level. Delegates bring forth the issues of their fellow workers and their Local at the SEIU International Convention and help to provide a diverse perspective on national and international worker affairs.

Delegates are elected every 4 years by members of their respective Local. In concert with other union leaders, we work to advance the issues most important to working people: a living wage, safe and secure jobs, and equity and equality for all, on the job, at home, and in our communities.

The SEIU International Convention is May 19 – 22, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA.

As a convention delegate, you’re representing the interests of the 96,000 state workers represented by Local 1000. Delegates attend meetings, vote on resolutions, elect international officers, approve budgets, and help shape the future of the SEIU organization as a whole, including policies that impact the work of SEIU Local 1000.

Eligibility RequirementsSEIU 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 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.

How to Apply for an SEIU International Delegate Position

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply using our online nomination process, starting Monday, November 6. You’ll be asked to fill out your nomination submission and to include your optional, 50-word (maximum) candidate statement.

All candidates in the 2024 SEIU International Delegate election are expected to abide by the Election Conduct standards set forth in Division 12 of SEIU Local 1000’s Policy File. A copy of those conduct standards can be reviewed here.

Completed application materials will also be accepted 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.

To download and/or print a nomination form, click here.

*Due to the volume of submissions received, mailed submissions may require additional processing time. Candidates are therefore encouraged to utilize the online nomination process or submit their candidate materials via email or fax.

Key Delegate Election Dates

November 6 – Nomination period begins
December 6 – Nomination period closes
December 15 – Balloting period begins
January 16, 2024 – Ballots due by mail; 5:00 p.m. deadline
January 17-18, 2024 – Ballots opened, sorted, counted. Observers welcome.
January 26, 2024 – Final results posted

Contact Information

Local 1000 Member Resource Center: 866.471.SEIU (4378) Via email: