ALA Election Information

Running for Office

同乐城88网址 www.mingyishoushu.net The ALA Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among the general membership for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of treasurer (every three years), and for members-at-large of Council (annually). Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition. ALA elections are held in the spring of each year with the results announced in early April.?

Nominated Candidates

Nominations for the 2020 elections are closed. Nominations for elections open in mid-April and close in July.??Please watch for announcements in Spring 2020 for nominations for the 2021 election.?

Nominated candidates (President-elect and Councilors-at-Large) may update their Biographical Information Form via this link:?https://officers.directnominations.net/

Petition Candidates

Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition. Members who are interested in running by petition may do so by completing an e-petition form:?

  1. President-elect with the signatures of no fewer than 200 ALA current personal members.
  2. Councilor-at-Large with the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members.

Instructions?for creating an e-petition click here. In addition to the petition itself, members must complete the Petition Candidate Biographical Information Form. Once the petition process is completed, petition candidates and nominated candidates are treated exactly the same. They are not differentiated on the ballot because they are on equal footing and are all viable candidates for these positions.

The petition period for the 2020?election will close on December 4, 2019.

Round Table Elections

Please note that above information pertains to the ALA elections only. If you wish to run for a division or round table office please contact the division or round table as their information may be different.

To complete a?Division and Roundtable Candidate Biographical Form:?https://divrt.directnominations.net

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Election Schedule

Executive Board Elections

  • In 2018, three persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2019, two persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2020, three persons will be elected for three (3) years.

The 2018-2020 schedule will then be repeated.

Councilors-at-Large Elections

  • In 2018, thirty-three (33) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2019, thirty-four (34) persons will be elected for three (3) years.
  • In 2020, thirty-three (33) persons will be elected for three (3) years.

The 2018–2020 schedule will then be repeated.

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FAQ's & Guidelines

Job Descriptions

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2019?Elections Results:

Ballot mailing for the 2019 ALA election began on March 11, 2019 and ran through March 13, 2019. The election closed on April 3, 2019. Results were announced on April 10, 2019.?

Note that the below information pertains to the ALA elections only. If you wish to run for a division or round table office please contact the division or round table as their information may be different.