Backstage: Equity Announces Winners of Largest Election in Union History

The largest election in Actors’ Equity history came to a close this week with a total of 55 volunteer leadership positions being filled. The nation’s union for professional stage managers and actors recently shifted to a new election cycle, provoking the long-ranging ballot. Union members voted on a variety of regional council positions and national officer positions via an anonymous mail-in ballot over the span of several weeks.

Voters, despite their current location, were eligible to vote for all regional positions. Though councilors carry regionalized labels, elected officials technically represent all union members nationwide. The wide-ranging approach meant that engaged voters had a lot of research to do, with 94 candidates on the ballot. READ MORE