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2021 Special Election Timeline

AAPA will conduct a Special Election to fill a vacancy in the position of AAPA president-elect. In accordance with the AAPA Bylaws (Article XIII, Section 9), the immediate past president fulfills the duties (but not the office) of president-elect until a new president-elect assumes office.

The new president-elect will serve the remainder of the unexpired term (ending June 30, 2022) and then serve a subsequent term as president-elect before taking office as president on July 1, 2023.

In accordance with its charges, the Governance Commission has established the following timeline for conducting this Special Election.

September 7 Seated members of the BOD planning to run for president-elect must notify the senior vice president of Governance of their intent to resign.
September 13 Candidate applications open.
September 27 Deadline to file candidate applications and submit all supporting documents/materials.
September 29 – October 6 Nominating Work Group (NWG) interviews with candidates.
October 6 – 8 NWG meets to determine slate of candidates (date TBD).
October 12
  • Launch of candidate webpages.
  • Email to all members announcing all Special Election candidates.
October 14 Date eligible voters in the Special Election must be current AAPA fellow members.
October 29 Voting opens at 9 a.m. ET.
November 8
  • Voting closes at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Candidates notified by Governance Commission chair.
November 9 Special Election results announced.

Have questions? Check out the Special Election FAQs and feel free to contact [email protected].