Elections for the APhA Board of Trustees - President-elect and two Trustees -- and for the leadership of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The ballots go out to the APhA membership in late May/early June, with a deadline for receipt of ballots of late July. The Honorary President of APhA is also included in the ballot for the Board of Trustees. Members have the option to vote either online or via paper ballot.
The results of the election for the Board of Trustees and for the leadership of APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS are certified by the Committee of Canvassers appointed by the APhA President. Candidates for the Board of Trustees are slated by the APhA Committee on Nominations in late January and are introduced to Annual Meeting attendees at the First Session of the APhA House of Delegates. Annual Meeting attendees also have an opportunity to meet these candidates at two sessions of "Meet the Candidates for the Board of Trustees".
The Speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates is elected by the APhA House of Delegates and the election is held every even year. The Speaker-elect serves until the end of the next Annual Meeting following election at which time he/she is installed in the Office of Speaker and serves for two years.
The APhA-APPM Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APPM President who serves as the Chair of the Committee and the four Immediate Past Presidents of the Academy. During years when there is a President-elect of the Academy, the President-elect will serve as an Ex-officio member of the Committee. The election slates for these two academies are finalized in January.
The Officers of the APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) - President-elect, Speaker of the House and Members-at-Large -- are elected at the Final Session of the APhA-ASP House of Delegates held during the APhA Annual Meeting. The Presidents of the three APhA Academies as well as the Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates are voting members of the APhA Board of Trustees.