Council Elections

2024 Council Election Information

The timeline, call for nominations, candidate information, and directions for the election procedure for the 2024 WGAE Council Election are detailed below. If you have questions, please refer to the Elections FAQ.

The 2024 Annual Meeting and Council Election will be held at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, September 19, 2024.

The 2024 election will be conducted according to approved amendments to the WGAE Constitution, which provide that Guild members nominate and vote only for Council & Vice President seats allotted to their work sector.

The 2024 election includes the following seats:

  • Online Media Vice President
  • Broadcast/Cable/Streaming News Vice President
  • Six (6) Film/TV/Streaming seats
  • Two (2) Online Media seats
  • Three (3) Broadcast/Cable/Streaming News seats

Voting online and by mail begins at 12:00 AM ET on Tuesday, August 27, 2024. The voting period for the 2024 Council Election closes at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, September 19, 2024.

Call for Nominations

The 2024 nominations period begins on Monday, June 3, 2024. Sector nomination forms and directions for the election procedure will be available to download below during the nomination period.

Any current member who has been in good standing for one year preceding the election is qualified to run in their own work sector. To be entitled to nominate or self-nominate a candidate for work sector Vice President or work sector Council seats, a member must be in good standing and a member of the sector for which they are nominating themselves or another candidate.

The nominations period has ended. The deadline to submit nominations was 11:59pm on June 21, 2024.

2024 Timeline

  •  Monday, June 3, 2024 – Call for Nominations announced; Nomination period begins.
  •  Friday, June 21, 2024 by 11:59pm EDT – Nomination deadline.
  •  Thursday, August 1, 2024 – Candidates announced.
  •  Monday, August 26, 2024 – Candidate Town Hall
  •  Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 12:00am EDT – Voting online and by mail begins.
  •  Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 4:00pm EDT – In-person voting at the Guild office; RSVP required.
  •  Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 4:30pm EDT – Online voting ends.
  •  Friday, September 20, 2024 – Two-year terms for newly elected Council members begin.

2024 Nominations and Election Policy

The 2024 WGAE Nominations and Election Policy for Officers and Council Members (PDF) is now available for members to review. If you have questions about the policy, please email

2024 WGAE Nominations & Election Policy (PDF)

More Information

If you have questions about any election procedures, please refer to the following resources:

If you still have questions, please email

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