SAA Election 2018

Cast Your Vote Between March 19, and April 6, 2018

SAA members who are eligible to vote can cast their votes online between March 19, and April 6, 2018. Click here to cast a ballot. Use your SAA username and password to login to the eBallot system. If you do not know your login, click here to retrieve it (your information will be sent to the email address you have on file in SAA's member database). This is the nineth year that SAA is partnering with Votenet Solutions, a leading provider of secure online voting software for nonprofit associations.


Sixteen candidates vying for four different offices are slated for SAA’s 2018 ballot (see box at right). The candidate elected Vice President will serve a one-year term beginning in August 2018 and then will become SAA’s 75th President in 2019–2020. The candidate elected Treasurer will serve a three-year term beginning in August and running through the 2021 Annual Meeting. There are three available seats on the Council; those elected will serve three-year terms beginning in August and running through the 2021 Annual Meeting. The three candidates elected to the 2019 Nominating Committee will serve one-year terms beginning immediately.

In the box at right, click on each candidate's name to read a brief bio along with her or his response to the questions (below) posed by this year's Nominating Committee.

Vice President/President-Elect:  
At its November 2017 meeting, the SAA Council reviewed SAA’s strategic plan, looking ahead to 2018–2020.  Please discuss what you see as the strengths of the current strategic plan, two or three ways in which you might modify it, and the rationale for your suggestions.

See this year's new feature, Ask the Candidates, to hear Chair Stacie Williams's interviews with the two Vice President/President-Elect Candidates.

One of SAA's core organizational values is to foster a culture of creativity and experimentation across the association. How can the position of Treasurer incorporate that core value while ensuring the following outcomes: 

• Continuation of SAA’s good financial standing;
• Meeting members’ needs;
• Encourage investing in sustainable ways; and
• Financial transparency.

Council members’ responsibilities include providing collaborative leadership and direction for the Society and its component groups to ensure achievement of SAA’s goals. Please describe how your leadership experience will help you balance engaging the general SAA membership while being responsive to SAA’s strategic goals, including but not limited to the objectives of diversity, inclusion, and transparency.

Nominating Committee:  
An essential component of the Nominating Committee’s work is identification of rising and seasoned leaders within SAA and the archival profession who embody the varied facets of professional diversity. Describe how you interpret this core responsibility and how you will identify candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives and who demonstrate commitment to SAA’s strategic goals.

These questions were developed by SAA’s 2018 Nominating Committee: Stacie Williams (chair), Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Aaisha Haykal, and Council members Amy Cooper Cary and Bergis Jules.

Any eligible member of SAA may also be placed on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by fifty individual members. Petitions must be received at the SAA office in Chicago by February 10, 2018.

The online ballot will be administered by VoteNet Solutions.

Please note the following:

  • All full individual membersstudent members, and primary contacts of institutional members who are in good standing on February 28, 2018, will be eligible to vote in the 2018 Election. Members who join on or after March 1, 2018, will be eligible to vote in the 2019 Election. 
  • Individual associate members are not eligible to vote.
  • SAA staff will export and upload voter data to the online ballot system during the first week of March. Voters will be able to access their online ballot between March 19 and April 6, 2018, via their SAA username and password as recorded in the SAA database at the time of the data export.
  • Members are strongly encouraged to visit and log in to the SAA website to verify access to the system. If you do not know your login information, you may click on the specified link on that page to retrieve it via email. If you have any difficulty, please call us toll-free within the US at 866-722-7858 or 312-606-0722 for assistance.
  • If you wish to change your username and password for the purposes of the SAA Election, you must do so prior to 5:00 p.m. CST on February 28, 2018.



It's never too early to submit names of prospective candidates for next year's election. Click here.

Slate of Candidates

The Nominating Committee has slated the following SAA members as candidates for office in the 2018 election:

Vice President/President-Elect



Nominating Committee