All AAG members have a single vote to cast in all matters. Information about the nomination and election process is available in "Section 2. Methods of Nomination and Election" of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association of American Geographers.
AAG Election Online Voting
The AAG recently announced that its 2013 election will take place through an online voting system for the first time. The online procedure will make voting easier for AAG members, and votes cast online will be conveniently managed, confidential, secure, backed-up, and certified.
All eligible voters will receive an email with an ID voting password and a link to a voting page where they will authenticate their identity. Once authenticated, the voter will have access to a tamper-proof electronic ballot. Once the ballot is completed and submitted, the results will be encrypted and kept anonymous. The voter will then receive a receipt and will be prevented from voting in the same election a second time.
Members who prefer to opt-out of online voting can request a paper ballot. Voters who choose this option will not have access to the online voting system. Requests for paper ballots must be received by AAG by December 10, 2012. To request a paper ballot, please contact Adam Thocher, AAG Membership Director, at 202-234-1450 (ext.123) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sample ballot can be viewed at aag.simplyvoting.com. Voting begins January 7, 2013, (online or by paper ballot) and will end on February 28, 2013.