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Reminder: Voting is underway: APA elections and bylaws amendments

Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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Voting is currently underway to elect new divisional officers, a new member-at-large of the APA board of officers, two new members of the Graduate Student Council, and consider amendments to the association bylaws.

Eastern Division Elections

This year, the Eastern Division will elect a vice president, a member at large of the executive committee, and two members of the nominating committee. Before voting, learn more about the candidates by reading their candidate bios.

Central Division Elections

This year, the Central Division will elect a vice president, a member at large of the executive committee, and four members of the nominating committee. Before voting, learn more about the candidates by reading their candidate bios.

Pacific Division Elections

The Pacific Division elections were conducted during the business meeting held at the recent Pacific Division meeting in Vancouver. Members of the Pacific Division are encouraged to vote on the board member at large and the proposed bylaws amendments using the ballot link below.

Member at Large of the APA Board of Officers

Following an open nomination process and deliberations by the nominating committee, three candidates now stand for election for the position of member-at-large of the APA’s board of officers. The person elected will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

The three candidates for election were given the opportunity to submit candidate statements, photos, and other ballot information. Members are encouraged to review the candidate information prior to voting.

GSC Elections

Following an open nomination process, nine candidates now stand for election for three elected seats on the Graduate Student Council. Each voter may vote for up to three candidates. The two candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to two-year terms on the council beginning July 1, 2019. The candidate receiving the third most votes will be elected to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2019, completing the term of a GSC member who recently resigned.

To help inform voters, the candidates have submitted brief statements highlighting their qualifications, experience, and priorities. Student members are encouraged to read these statements prior to voting.

Bylaws Amendments

At its meeting in November 2018, the APA board proposed four amendments to the association bylaws regarding 1) striking reference to membership list; 2) revising qualifications for regular membership; 3) voting by associate members; and 4) changing to a rolling membership. To be adopted, an amendment must be approved by a majority of those voting in each of the divisions. Members are encouraged to review the proposed bylaws amendments prior to voting.

Voting Process – Divisional and Board Elections

Only full (regular and emeritus) members of the association affiliated with one of the three divisions are eligible to vote in the divisional elections. You must be signed in to the APA website to access the ballot links below.

To vote, select the ballot associated with your division from the list below. You will only be able to access the page containing the ballot associated with your division.

Central Division ballot

Eastern Division ballot

Pacific Division ballot

Voting Process – Graduate Student Council Elections

Only student associate members of the APA are eligible to vote in the GSC elections. You must be signed in to the APA website to access the ballot link below.

Graduate Student Council ballot

Voting will remain open until the end of the month, closing on Friday, May 31.


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