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AFS Election Now Open

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It’s AFS Election Season! Submit Your Ballot by December 15 for Executive Board and Nominating Committee

Voting begins on Thursday, November 11, and this year, it ends December 15, 2021, so you can expect to learn the results before the new year. 

For this election cycle, we’re using a voting system that provides security and election integrity while also making it very easy for you to cast your ballot.

Instead of having to sign in to the AFS member portal to validate your membership, current members will receive an email with a personalized link that you can use to go directly to your secure, anonymous ballot. Voting will start at 3:00 pm EST, after the Candidates’ Forum concludes.

Can’t find the email? Look for a message with the subject “Vote now: American Folklore Society – 2021 AFS Election” message and a sender email address of [email protected]. Don’t forget to check your spam folder. Still can’t find it? Contact [email protected].

If you prefer a paper ballot, contact [email protected].

Only current AFS members may vote. If you’re not current at this time, allow us a couple business days to process your membership and send you the ballot link. Renew by December 10 to ensure that your dues are processed and your ballot is sent before the election deadline. 

Not sure if you’re current? Log in to the AFS Member Portal – if you need to renew, you’ll be prompted to pay. If you haven’t used our new Member Portal yet, you’ll need to set up online access to your membership by filling out this form (we were not able to bring over usernames and passwords to this new system, but rest assured your membership data and history has been transferred). Need assistance with your membership? Email us at [email protected].  

Learn about the Candidates and cast your vote today!

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