The ASCP Bylaws provide for 14 elected members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 directors (1 elected from each of ASCP’s 8 regions, and 2 at-large directors). All board members are elected by the ASCP membership except for the secretary-treasurer who is elected by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board.
ASCP elects a new president-elect and 5 new directors every year. Elections run for approximately six weeks during the summer and all eligible members are strongly encouraged to participate.
Each year ASCP seeks eligible and qualified candidates for the Society’s National Board of Directors for each of six (6) positions: president-elect, and four (4) of regional director positions and one at-large director. The president-elect transitions to president and then to chairman of the board. The Nominating Committee is appointed by the president in late summer.
As ASCP’s regional structure is evolving, we’d also like to begin including chapter presidents on the national ballot. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of State Chapter President for select chapters. We hope this will streamline elections and give everyone an opportunity to participate in ASCP Leadership.
The following criteria are considered by the ASCP Nominating Committee in selecting candidates to stand for election:
*For national positions only
Nominations for 2019-2020 must be submitted by February 10, 2019. Any submissions after February 10 will be considered for 2020-2021.
The 2019 election will run from April 15, 2019 through April 31, 2019.
Once the election results are officially tallied by an independent, 3rd party election company, the outcome is reported to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and the Executive Director/CEO. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee first notifies all candidates of the outcome of the election, and only then is the outcome announced to the membership at large. New board members begin serving after their installation during a general session at ASCP's Annual Meeting and Exhibition in November.