For immediate release | April 20, 2012

ALA election closes April 27

CHICAGO — The 2012 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 27. 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 the department at

Voting turnout this year has exceeded last year thus far. As of Thursday, April 19, 9,447, or 17.87 percent, of the eligible voters have submitted their ballot. This compares with 7,843, or 14.83 percent, at the same time in 2011. This is still slightly below the 18.6 percent who had voted at this point in 2010, so the push is on to finish the elections with a turnout of 20 percent or greater!

The ALA Election Committee will meet at ALA Headquarters on Friday, May 4 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 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Information about the ALA election and the candidates can be found in “Your Guide to the 2012 ALA Elections” at A PDF version of the guide can be found at


JoAnne M Kempf

Director, Governance Office

Executive Office (EXEC)

1-800-545-2433 ext.3212