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

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/03/2023


Sheryl Reyes


Governance Office

CHICAGO - 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 2023.

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 a 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 2024 election opens October 1, 2023 and will close on December 31, 2023.

Ballot mailing for the 2024 ALA election will begin on March 11, 2024, and will run through April 3, 2024. Renew your membership by January 31, 2024 to ensure that you receive your ballot for the 2024 ALA election. Renew your membership online or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 1.

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