This year, AFS members will vote for:
- AFS President (President Elect, 2023; President, 2024-2025; Past President, 2026)
- three seats on the Executive Board (three-year term, 2023-2025)
- one seat on the Nominating Committee (three-year term, 2023–2025)
Secure online voting on this ballot will begin November 22 and will continue through December 23. All current members will receive an email with an individualized link to the secure ballot when the election opens on Tuesday. We’ll send word of the final election results to all AFS members by early January 2023.
A virtual Candidates’ Forum took place on November 18. The recording is available on the 2022 AFS Election page.
Proposed AFS Bylaws Changes
The American Folklore Society proposes five amendments to the AFS Bylaws for your consideration. Together, these proposed amendments aim to make AFS more adaptable, agile, and sustainable for the long term. The Board urges you to review these proposals carefully and thoughtfully with the needs of all members in mind, and cast your vote on these measures. Learn more about the proposed bylaws amendments. All current members will receive an email with an individualized link to the secure ballot when the election opens on December 15.
A virtual town hall took place on Tuesday, November 22 at 12 pm EST where members learned more, asked questions, and shared their views.
In response to a request for more time for public discussion of the proposed amendments before voting begins, the first ballot members receive is limited to the candidates for office, and voting on the bylaws amendments will take place on a separate ballot. Voting on the bylaws will run from December 15 to January 31.
Additional Town Halls for discussion of the proposed amendments are scheduled for:
- November 29 at 4 pm EST (register here to receive the Zoom link)
- December 5 at 7 pm EST (register here to receive the Zoom link)
After the Thanksgiving break, AFS staff will work to support the public discussion by sharing them, with the commenter’s approval, with the general membership.
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