Elections

AVMA members power the work of the association. Electing representatives to the Board of Directors is one of the most direct ways in which every member exercises a voice. The Board's district directors are elected by members from each of the AVMA's 11 geographic districts. The Board, in turn, elects AVMA's officers.

Two new directors to begin serving in July 2023

The current directors representing Districts 2 and 6 on the Board of Directors will leave the board when their terms end in July 2023. The call for candidates resulted in a single nominee submitting nominating materials in each district. Meet the incoming directors:

District 2

Dr. Erin D. Casey – Biographical statement and statement of reason for seeking office

District 6

Dr. James L. Weisman – Biographical statement and statement of reason for seeking office

District 2 includes the District of Columbia and the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. District 6 includes Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

The new directors will take office in July 2023, and will serve a six-year term, ending in 2029.

How do members vote in elections?

The AVMA uses electronic voting for contested elections. This simplifies and speeds up voting, making it more efficient and easy for members to participate.

  • An email message is sent to all eligible voters, providing instructions and a link to a secure voting website. The email is sent from the address AVMAelectionatavma [dot] org.
  • Members click on the link to vote and are directed to a secure website. There, the member's identity and eligibility for voting are authenticated before they are allowed to vote.
  • The website includes links to information about the candidates running for election, as well as voting instructions.
  • Once members cast ballots electronically, no additional steps are required.
  • Safeguards are in place to prohibit multiple voting.
  • Eligible members who don't have a valid email address on file receive paper ballots that must be filled out and returned manually.

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Election notices for electronic voting go to the email address in your AVMA member profile. Check your contact information now to make sure we can reach you when you’re eligible to vote in elections.

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