ALA election closes May 1

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/22/2015


JoAnne Kempf

Director, Office of ALA Governance

Office of ALA Governance

CHICAGO — The 2015 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 1.  If you have not yet cast your vote, please do so!  If you have “parked” your ballot (started but not yet completed), please return to complete the process.  In the event you cannot locate the email with your voting credentials, the ALA Member and Customer Service Department can help you.  Contact them at, or 1-800-545-2433, option 5.

Voting turnout this year is well ahead of last year thus far.  As of Tuesday, April 21, approximately 18.6 percent (9,400) of the 50,700 eligible voters had submitted their ballots.  This compares with 14.8 percent (7,700) of the 52,000 eligible voters at the same time in 2014.  In the past 10 years, the highest voter turnout was 28.9 percent in 2009, so let’s try to meet or beat that number!

The ALA Election Committee will meet at ALA Headquarters on Friday May 8 to certify the election results.  The results will be publicly announced that afternoon.  All newly-elected officers will be seated at the close of the 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Information about the ALA election and the candidates can be found in “Your Guide to the 2015 Elections.” The guide is available as a flipbook or in PDF format.  This, as well as other information about ALA elections can be found on the election page on the ALA website.  A special “pod” and feature slide on the ALA homepage will also take you directly to election information.