Nominating Committees are elected or appointed in varying ways:
- Three (or five) members of the nominating committee are elected by the delegates at the annual meeting.
- Members of the nominating committee serve staggered terms.
- The nominating committee presents a slate of candidates for officer positions, board positions, nominating committee positions, and in some districts, for standing committees.
- Nominations from the floor are unusual and not allowed in some districts.
- District elections are usually not contested.
- Elections for Unitarian Universalist Association trustee are frequently contested; the trustee is elected by member congregations using the same voting procedure (number of delegates per society) as delegates to General Assembly.