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ASTA's Board of Directors and its Chapter Presidents play an important role in helping to lead, guide and advise your association.

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Regional Directors
Who can vote?

In 2019 there are three ways to get involved.

  1. Be elected as one of three At-Large Directors on ASTA’s Board of Directors;
  2. Be elected as one of two Area Directors (Northeast & Southeast) with one to be elected to sit on ASTA's Board of Directors;
  3. Cast your vote in the 2019 National Elections.

Learn more about becoming a(n):

  1. At-Large Director
  2. Regional Director

Learn how to vote for an At-Large Director


2019 Election Calendar

Tuesday, May 21 Announcement of National Elections
Tuesday, June 4 Opening date for submitting self-nominations for the following positions:
- At-Large Directors on the National Board of Directors;
- Regional Director seats for Northeast and Southeast Regions (one to serve on the National Board of Directors);
- Chapter President Applications (both domestic and international) for existing chapters with a vacancy.
Friday, June 14 (5PM EST) Deadline for receipt of self-nominations for the National Board of Directors (At-Large) and Regional Directors.
Friday, June 21 (5PM EST) Deadline for receipt of candidate profiles/statements for ASTA.org and Acceptance of Candidacy Agreements for National Board of Director and Regional Director Candidates.
Monday, June 24 Announcement to Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) of Regional Director candidates for each region. Date and time of Regional Directors Candidates Forum Webinar to be announced to CPC.
Thursday, June 27 Last posting date of candidate profiles/statements on ASTA.org.
Early July (date TBD) Regional Directors Candidates Forum Webinar - Date/Time TBA
This forum will be an opportunity for the Regional Director candidates to address the CPC prior to placing their vote.
Wednesday, July 10 Ballots for selection of Regional Directors sent to Chapter Presidents by region.
Wednesday, July 10 Ballots for selection of At-Large Directors sent to all voting ASTA Members.
Wednesday, July 17 (5PM EST) Deadline for receipt of ballots for Regional Directors from Chapter Presidents in Northeast and Southeast Region.
Thursday, July 18 Announce winners of the Regional Director seats and begin run-off balloting for Board of Director Seat.
Wednesday, July 24 (5PM EST) Deadline for receipt of ballots for At-Large Directors from voting members.
Thursday, July 25 (5pm EST) Close of balloting in run-off election for Regional Director seat on Board of Directors.
Monday, July 29 Announce Board of Director (including Regional Director run-off) election results.
Announce to all elected Board of Director members (current and incoming) acceptance of nominations for Vice Chair/Secretary and Treasurer seats on Executive Committee.
Thursday, August 8  Deadline for receipt of nominations for the above Executive Committee positions.
Saturday, August 24  Board of Directors Meeting – New Board of Directors Elect Vice Chair/Secretary and Treasurer. To be announced at ASTA Global Convention.   


Questions? Please contact elections@asta.org.

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