Affirmation Presidential Election

Every two years, in the even year, voting members of Affirmation have the opportunity to elect a new President of Affirmation. A call for candidates is issued one month prior to the opening day of the Affirmation International Conference in an election year.

Candidates seeking election as President of Affirmation will be announced at the Affirmation International Conference and published in the Affirmation Messenger e-newsletter, on the Affirmation website, and on Affirmation's social media. Candidates will also have the opportunity to share with the Affirmation community their stories, reasons for their seeking election as president, and their goals for the organization.

The President of Affirmation serves for a term of two years beginning on January 1st following an election. 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.

2022 Election Timeline

September 7th: Call for candidates published on the Affirmation website, emailed to Affirmation subscribers, and published to Affirmation's primary social media channels.

October 7th: 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.

October 8th: Declared candidates announced during the Affirmation International Conference.

October 16th: Declared candidates will be published on the Affirmation website, in Affirmation Messenger, and on Affirmation's primary social media.

October 27th: Deadline for candidates to submit articles about their candidacy for publication on the Affirmation website, e-newsletter, and social media.

October 30th: Submitted articles from candidates about their candidacy will be published on the Affirmation website, e-newsletter, and social media.

November 7th: Deadline for prospective voters to ensure they are a voting member of Affirmation. You can use the member dashboard to check your membership information.

November 8th: An electronic ballot will be sent to every voting member of Affirmation via email. Voting will be open for two weeks.

November 22nd: Voting closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

November 23rd - 30th: Election committee will meet to tally and certify the election results to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

December 4th: Election results published will be on the Affirmation website, e-newsletter, and social media.

Declarations from candidates must be submitted by October 7th, 11:59 PM Mountain Time.