AALAS National Election

The AALAS National Election is conducted each summer to fill open positions (officers, trustees, alternates) on the AALAS Board of Trustees (BOT). Elected to serve as the policy-making and legislative body of AALAS, BOT candidates must meet eligibility requirements, apply by the specified deadline, and commit to at least a three-year term of office. See also Volunteer Opportunities or Nominations. All terms commence at the close of the AALAS National Meeting in the year of the election. 

2023 Election Open Positions

  • Vice President-Elect
  • At-Large Trustee Seat 4
  • District 1 Trustee
  • District 2 Trustee
  • District 2 Alternate Trustee
  • District 3 Alternate Trustee
  • District 4 Trustee
  • District 7 Trustee

At-Large Trustee*

According to the needs of the association to achieve a balanced board, At-Large Trustee candidates meet specified criteria in addition to the standard Trustee requirements. For the 2024-2026 term, the Nominations Committee is seeking members for At-Large Trustee Seat 4 with consideration for candidates who also have research experience.

How long will they serve?

Trustees, Alternates, and the Secretary/Treasurer serve three-year terms. Vice President-Elect is the first of a four-year commitment, followed by the positions of Vice President, President, and Past President.

All terms commence at the close of the AALAS National Meeting in the year of the election.

Who can vote? 

AALAS National members are eligible to vote if their memberships are current as of May 1, at the time the election membership reports are sent to the election service, and a valid, individual email address is on file. Contact info@aalas.org if you need assistance confirming your membership status or email address. Add simplyvoting.com to your safe senders list.

Can I vote for everyone?
The Vice President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and At-Large candidates are elected by the AALAS membership. District candidates are elected by constituents in their Districts. You may vote for one candidate for each office according to the following: 
  • Officers - All eligible national members can vote for one Vice President-Elect candidate and one Secretary/Treasurer candidate (if seat is open).
  • At-Large Trustees - All eligible national members may vote for one At-Large Trustee candidate for each open At-Large seat.
  • District Trustees/Alternates – If a seat is open in your District, you may vote for one Trustee candidate and/or one Alternate candidate from within your District.

What is my AALAS district for voting?

Your AALAS District is designated by the address where your publications are mailed. For example, if you work in New York (District 1), but your AALAS publications are sent to your home in New Jersey (District 2), then District 2 is your official AALAS District.

How do I vote?

Web-based voting will be managed by Simply Voting for this year's AALAS National Election. Eligible voters will receive an email containing a link to the official ballot and personalized, confidential login credentials. Look for an email on or about June 1 and follow the instructions. Voting closes June 30 at 11:59pm CDT.

Why vote?

Voting is your opportunity to have a voice in important issues that affect AALAS and the LAS community by selecting the leaders who will guide AALAS into the future. Every vote matters. Exercise your right by participating in this year's AALAS National Election. Verify your membership and email address by April 30.