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AAG Election

The 2021 AAG online election will take place Jan. 7 - 28. Members will receive an electronic vote link via email. Members who notify the membership director by Dec. 18, 2020, about preferring to vote via a paper ballot, will receive an election packet via U.S. Mail.

Reminder: Electioneering and lobbying for any candidate in an AAG election is not permitted on the Knowledge Communities, as determined by AAG Council in 2016.


AAG Election Voting Process

The AAG's election takes place through an online voting system. The online procedure makes voting easier for AAG members, and votes cast online are conveniently managed, confidential, secure, backed-up, and certified.

All eligible voters receive an email with an ID voting password and a link to a voting page where they authenticate their identity. Once authenticated, the voter has access to a tamper-proof electronic ballot. Once the ballot is completed and submitted, the results are encrypted and kept anonymous. The voter then receives a receipt and is prevented from voting in the same election a second time. Final results are published in February.

It's important to verify that your email address is up-to-date within your AAG member account in order to ensure you receive an email ballot. If you know your email address is up to date, there's no need to do anything further. But, if you want to verify or change your AAG member email address and any other information, please follow these steps:

  • Go to and click on the "Login" button in the upper right corner
  • On the next screen, type your username and password to sign in
  • Once you successfully log in, click on your name at the top of the window
  • Select the small pencil button in the upper right corner of the institution tab in the top center of the page
  • Edit/update your information and click on the "Save & Close" button on the lower right side of the dialog box.
  • Members who prefer to opt-out of online voting can request a paper ballot by Dec. 18, 2020, by contacting Michelle Ledoux, AAG Membership Director, at 202-234-1450 (ext.1125) or by email at membership@aag.orgVoters who choose this option will not have access to the online voting system.

All AAG members may vote. Information about the nomination and election process is available in "Section 2. Methods of Nomination and Election" of the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of Geographers.