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AAG Election

The 2021 AAG online election was held Jan. 7 - 28. Thank you to all the candidates and to our members for participating in the election. It's an exciting time for all to work together to help move the AAG forward in the coming year.


Reminder: Electioneering and lobbying for any candidate in an AAG election is not permitted on the Knowledge Communities, as determined by AAG Council in 2016.

AAG Election Voting Process

The AAG's election takes place through an online voting system. The online procedure makes voting easier for AAG members, and votes cast online are conveniently managed, confidential, secure, backed-up, and certified.

All eligible voters receive an email with an ID voting password and a link to a voting page where they authenticate their identity. Once authenticated, the voter has access to a tamper-proof electronic ballot. Once the ballot is completed and submitted, the results are encrypted and kept anonymous. The voter then receives a receipt and is prevented from voting in the same election a second time. Final results are published in February.

It's important to verify that your email address is up-to-date within your AAG member account in order to ensure you receive an email ballot. If you know your email address is up to date, there's no need to do anything further.

Members who prefer to opt-out of online voting can request a paper ballot by Dec. 18, 2020, by contacting Michelle Ledoux, AAG Membership Director, at 202-234-1450 (ext.1125) or by email at membership@aag.orgVoters who choose this option will not have access to the online voting system.

All AAG members may vote. Information about the nomination and election process is available in "Section 2. Methods of Nomination and Election" of the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of Geographers.