Run for ALA President-elect or Councilor-at-Large by petition

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/30/2022


Sheryl Reyes

Director, Office of ALA Governance


ALA members may run for ALA office by petition for the position of ALA President-elect or ALA Councilor at Large. Individuals who are interested in running by petition or were not selected by the ALA Nominating Committee may run for office by filing an electronic petition. The ALA Nominating Committee will begin notifying nominated candidates by the end of October 2022.

Members who are interested in running by petition may do so by completing an e-petition form:

  1. President-elect with the signatures of no fewer than 200 ALA current personal members.
  2. Councilor-at-Large with the signatures of no fewer than 25 ALA current personal members.

View instructions on how to create an e-petition.

In addition to the petition itself, members must complete the Petition Candidate Biographical Information Form. The information submitted on this form will be used for the web ballot. Once the petition process is completed, petition candidates and nominated candidates are treated exactly the same. They are not differentiated on the ballot because they are on equal footing and are all viable candidates for these positions.

The petition period for the 2023 election opens October 1, 2022 and will close on December 31, 2022.

Ballot mailing for the 2023 ALA election will begin on March 13, 2023, and will run through April 5, 2023.  Individuals must be members in good standing by January 31 in order to vote. Renew your membership online or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 1.

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