APhA Election

APhA Elections are open March 22, 2019 - May 13, 2019.

 Vote Here using your information provided by Election Services Co. (ESC) via your APhA associated email address: https://www.esc-vote.com/apha2019/

APhA is hosting elections for the offices of President-elect and Trustee (2 positions) for the APhA Board of Trustees. APhA-APPM is hosting elections for its Executive Committee, including the President-elect and Executive Committee Member-at-Large (3 positions). APhA-APRS is hosting elections for each of the Academy’s Sections: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences (ESAS). Additionally, an APhA Bylaws amendment is on the ballot for consideration by the membership. Information on all candidates and the proposed Bylaws amendment can be found in the APhA Voters Guide

How to Vote

Each eligible member will receive an individualized email from Election Services Co. (ESC) with candidate and ballot information. Please be sure to check your spam folder if you believe you should have received a ballot and have not. Online voting is highly encouraged. If you prefer to receive a paper ballot at your home address, please contact ESC at aphahelp@electionservicescorp.com, as paper ballots will only be sent upon request.

2019 Election timeline

October 1, 2018 -- Application deadline for the 2019 APhA Election cycle
November/December 2018 -- APhA Committee on Nominations meets; election slate announced
March 22-25, 2019 -- Slated candidates attend APhA2019 in Seattle, WA
March 22, 2019 -- May 13, 2019 -- Voting period for 2019 election
June 2019 -- APhA Election results announced
March 20 -23, 2020 -- Successfully elected candidates installed at APhA2020 in Washington, DC

About the APhA election

The APhA Election includes elections for the APhA Board of Trustees -- President-elect and two Trustees -- and for the leadership of APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS. The APhA Honorary President is also determined during this election. 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, which is appointed by the APhA President.

Slating and introduction of candidates

Candidates for the Board of Trustees are slated by the APhA Committee on Nominations in early December and are introduced to Annual Meeting attendees at the First Session of the APhA House of Delegates. Annual Meeting attendees also have the opportunity to interact with these candidates at caucus events and "Meet the Candidates" sessions.

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 APhA-APRS Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APRS President, who serves as chair of the committee, and the three APhA-APRS Section Chairs. The election slates for these two Academies are finalized in December. Annual Meeting attendees have the opportunity to interact with APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS candidates at two "Meet the Candidates" sessions.

All individuals interested in applying to serve on the APhA Board of Trustees are required to review the APhA Conflict of Interest Statement and submit a corresponding Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement to APhA’s Legal Counsel.

Other APhA elections

The leadership of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (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 Speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates is elected every even year by the APhA House of Delegates. The Speaker-elect serves until the end of the Annual Meeting following his/her election, at which time he/she is installed as Speaker and serves for two additional years.

*With the exception of those members appointed to serve in the APhA House of Delegates, student pharmacists are not eligible to vote in the APhA Election. Per election guidelines, the list of eligible voters is finalized 30 days prior to the opening of the official voting period. Individuals who join APhA within 30 days of the opening of the official voting period are not eligible to vote in the current election.


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