Affirmation Presidential Election

Due to the resignation of the President of Affirmation, a new president must be elected. A special election is being held in accordance with our bylaws. When elected, the new president will serve the remainder of the current presidential term, which ends on December 31st, 2024.

Candidates seeking election as President of Affirmation will be published in the Affirmation Messenger e-newsletter, on the Affirmation website, and on Affirmation's social media.

The position of president is the only position in Affirmation elected by all voting members of the organization. The president appoints two vice presidents, and these three people form an Executive Committee that conducts the business of Affirmation along with the Board of Directors and a large expanded team of volunteers.

For more information, please review the Affirmation Charter & Bylaws.

2024 Special Election Timeline

This timeline was edited on February 15 to account for a delay in sending ballots.

January 11th: Call for candidates published on the Affirmation website, emailed to Affirmation subscribers, and published to Affirmation's primary social media channels.

February 2nd: Deadline for candidates to formally declare their candidacy. The declaration should be made using the form on this page. The declaration must include their proposed vice presidents. The declaration may include a brief statement from the candidate and a photo to be published. Declarations must be submitted by 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

February 9th: Declared candidates will be published on the Affirmation website, in Affirmation Messenger, and on Affirmation's primary social media.

February 10th: Deadline for prospective voters to ensure they are a voting member of Affirmation. You can use the member dashboard to check your membership information.

February 15th: An electronic ballot will be sent to every voting member of Affirmation via email. Voting will be open for two weeks.

February 29th: Voting closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

February 27th - 29th: Election committee will meet to tally and certify the election results to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

March 1st: Election results published will be on the Affirmation website, e-newsletter, and social media.

Declarations from candidates must be submitted by February 2nd, 11:59 PM Mountain Time.