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Who can vote?

ASTA's Board of Directors and its non-Board member Regional Directors play an important role in helping to lead, guide, and advise your association.

In 2021, there are four ways to get involved.

  1. Be elected to one of the five open At-Large Director seats on the Board of Directors;
  2. Be elected to the Small Business Network (SBN) Director seat on the Board of Directors;
  3. Be elected to one of the four open Regional Director positions (North Central, South Central, Northwest and Southwest regions) with two to be elected to sit on ASTA's Board of Directors;
  4. Cast your vote in the 2021 National Elections.

Learn more about becoming a(n):

  1. At-Large Director
  2. Small Business Network Director
  3. Regional Director

Learn how to vote for an At-Large Director

2021 Election Calendar is as follows:

Wednesday, May 12 Announce National Elections
Tuesday, May 18

Opening date for submitting self-nominations for the following positions:

- At-Large Directors on the National Board of Directors;
- Small Business Network Director on the National Board of Directors;
- Regional Director seats for North Central, South Central, Northwest, and Southwest (two of which will be elected to serve on the National Board of Directors);

Friday, May 28 (5 PM EST) Deadline for receipt of self-nominations for the At- Large Director, Small Business Network Director, and Regional Director Candidates.
Friday, June 11 (5 PM EST)  Deadline for receipt of candidate profiles/statements for ASTA.org and Acceptance of Candidacy Agreements for At-Large Director, Small Business Network Director, and Regional Director Candidates.
Monday, June 14 Announcement to Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) of Regional Director candidates for each region.
Thursday, June 17 Last posting date of candidate profiles/statements on ASTA.org.
Tuesday, June 22 Regional Directors Candidates Forum Webinar - 3:00 PM (EDT)
This forum will be an opportunity for the Regional Director candidates to address the CPC prior to placing their vote.
Tuesday, June 29 Ballots for selection of Regional Directors sent to Chapter Presidents by region.
Tuesday, June 29 Ballots for selection of At-Large Directors sent to all voting ASTA Members.
Tuesday, July 13 (5 PM EST) Deadline for receipt of ballots for Regional Directors from Chapter Presidents in North Central, South Central, Northwest, and Southwest regions.
Wednesday, July 14 Announce Winners of the Regional Director seats
Begin run-off balloting to elect which Regional Director will sit on ASTA National Board of Directors.
Tuesday, July 20 (5 PM EST) Deadline for receipt of ballots for At-Large Directors and the Small Business Network Director from voting members.
Tuesday, July 20 (5 PM EST) Close of balloting in the run-off election for Regional Director seats (2) on the ASTA National Board of Directors.
Wednesday, July 21 Announce Board of Director (including Regional Director run-off) election results.
Thursday, July 22 Announce to all elected Board of Director members (current and incoming) acceptance of nominations for Chair, Vice-Chair/Secretary, and Treasurer seats on Executive Committee.
Thursday, July 29 Deadline for receipt of nominations for the above Executive Committee positions.

Questions? Please contact elections@asta.org.

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