Annual elections fill the various offices that will be vacant at the end of the year.

Every year, elections are held for seats on the Executive Board and Nominating Committee, while AFS President is on the ballot every other year. Periodically, amendments to the bylaws are proposed, and must be approved by two-thirds of AFS voters.

Questions? Contact the AFS Executive Director.

About AFS Elections

It is the task of the AFS Nominating Committee to assemble a slate of candidates from the AFS membership for election. Each year, the slate consists of four candidates for two Executive Board seats, and two candidates for one Nominating Committee seat. Every other year, the Nominating Committee presents two candidates for AFS President.

The Nominating Committee calls for recommendations from AFS members by the summer, and releases a slate of candidates and their platforms in advance of the Annual Meeting. AFS members may petition to add additional candidates to the ballot (see Bylaws, Article V, Section 3).

The Annual Meeting provides a Candidates’ Forum where members may hear from the candidates and ask questions.

AFS members vote to elect new officers in November and December. As of 2023, the Executive Board then elects one Board member in January or February each year, relying upon information and recommendations from the Nominating Committee and the general membership. As of 2025, the Executive Board will consist

AFS invites members to suggest candidates for consideration. Contact the AFS Executive Director.

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