Polls open in American Library Association election

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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2008

Polls open in American Library Association election

CHICAGO - Now is the time to vote in the American Library Association's 2008 election.

Polls opened March 17, with Web voters receiving electronic ballot information between March 17 and 19, while paper ballot packages were mailed between March 17 and March 24..

The last date for returning the ballots is April 24 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Election results will be announced May 2.

For more information about the ALA election and candidates, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/governanceofficeb/electioninfo/electionschedule08.htm and http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/governanceofficeb/electioninfo/election2008.htm.

The 2008 ballot meets all applicable W3C accessibility standards and can be read by common screen readers for people with disabilities. This allows ALA's members with visual disabilities to navigate Web sites by converting text and other visual symbols to audible speech.