Your vote matters! The 2013 APhA Elections will begin on May 22 and we need all members to participate. Biographical information about the candidates and their individual election statements can be found in the 2013 APhA Voter’s Guide. Members are encouraged to learn more about candidates running for the APhA Board of Trustees by watching their candidate videos. The deadline for casting your ballot is 12:00 Noon (EDT), July 10, 2013. If you have difficulty voting or have questions about voting online, please contact Election Services Corporation by e-mail at email@example.com or call 1-866-720-HELP (4357), 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET. Questions related to running for office or positions available within APhA should be directed to Martha Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timeline for 2013 APhA Elections
May 22, 2013 – Ballots released to APhA members
July 10, 2013 (12:00 pm EDT noon) – deadline to cast your vote
August 2013 – Election results certified
About APhA Elections
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) - President-elect, Members-at-Large of Executive Committee, Chair-elect and officers of each section -- are held concurrently. 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 (not a member of the Board of Trustees) is also included in the ballot for the Board of Trustees. Members have the option to vote either electronically (Internet) or via mail 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 during late January/early February 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 short 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 comprised 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 by the end of February.
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.