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Accepting e-petition candidates for 2020 President-elect and Councilor-at-Large - deadline Dec 4, 2019

  • 1.  Accepting e-petition candidates for 2020 President-elect and Councilor-at-Large - deadline Dec 4, 2019

    Posted Oct 31, 2019 03:04 PM

    Individuals who were 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.

    Press releases of the candidates selected by the Nominating Committee:


    Ballot mailing for the 2020 ALA election will begin on March 9, 2020 and will run through April 1, 2020.  Individuals must be members in good standing as of January 31, 2020 in order to vote. Renew your membership online or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 5.

    For more information, please visit the ALA Election Information Webpage

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    Sheryl Reyes
    American Library Association
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