AAG Election Online Voting
November 01, 2012
The AAG is pleased to announce that it will implement a new web-based online voting system, to manage AAG elections. Voting online will be an easy process for AAG members, and votes cast online will be easily managed, confidential, secure, backed-up, and certified. The annual election for AAG Council takes place early each calendar year. Biographical information describing each candidate and their personal statements will appear online at http://www.aag.org/cs/elections/2013.
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 tamperproof 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.
A ballot listing all candidates and their biographies will be published online prior to the voting period. This will allow members ample time to learn about each candidate. 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.
Updating Your Email Address
Voters will receive their voting credentials at the email address they currently have listed in their AAG profile. To confirm or update their email address, voters will need to log in to the AAG website and click on the "Edit My Profile" link at the page below.
Paper Ballots Still Available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-234-1450 and ask for Adam at extension 123.