Next Election (Fall 2013)
Instructions for Nominations by Petition
for candidates for Vice President, Member at Large of the Council, Nominating Committee members, and Editorial Boards Committee members, are available in the September 2012 issue of the Notices of the AMS.
Deadline: February 23, 2013
The process starts in late August (when voting instructions are sent to each AMS member by e-mail or U.S. mail) and ends in early November. The election process is carried out by Survey & Ballot Systems, a company that specializes in conducting elections for professional organizations. AMS members can vote online or by paper ballot. Information about the election and the candidates is also published each year in the September issue of the Notices of the AMS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are election information and ballots sent to members?
A: Traditional paper ballots and the email regarding online voting instructions are sent in late August. Members can expect to receive paper ballots by the middle of September.
Q: When does voting end?
A: Voting ends on the first Friday in November.
Q: How do I vote online?
A: You need two pieces of personal information (referred to as "login credentials"): your AMS Member Code and your E-signature (election passcode). This information is sent to you by email or with your paper ballot in late August and permits you to log in at the voting website and complete your ballot online. Biographical information about each candidate is available on the voting website once you log in and in the "From the AMS Secretary" section of the September issue of the Notices of the AMS.
Q: If I receive a paper ballot, can I still vote online?
A: Yes. Your ballot is preprinted with the information you need to log in to the voting website. You need to enter your AMS Member Code and E-signature (election passcode).
Q: What determines who receives a paper ballot and who receives email notification to vote online?
A: AMS sends an email message in early May to all members with an email address on file, telling them their current voting preference, and giving them an opportunity to change it if they wish by late July. Members without an email address on file will receive a paper ballot.
Q: How can I find out my current voting preference and how can I change it?
A: You can find out and change your preference for receiving voting instructions by contacting the AMS Member & Customer Services Department by email or phone:
800-321-4267, extension 4128 (from the U.S. or Canada)
Q: When will the results of the election be announced?
A: The results of the election will be announced in late November.
Have other questions about the election?
Please send email or contact AMS Headquarters by phone or postal mail.