SAA Election 2019

Cast Your Vote Between
February 26 and March 19, 2019

SAA members who are eligible to vote can cast their votes online between February 26 and March 19, 2019. Click here to cast a ballot. Use the username and password included in your ballot notification email to login to the eBallot system. If you do not know your login, email This is the tenth year that SAA is partnering with Votenet Solutions, a leading provider of secure online voting software for nonprofit associations.


Fourteen candidates vying for three different offices are slated for SAA’s 2019 ballot (see box at right). The candidate elected Vice President will serve a one-year term beginning in August 2019 and then will become SAA’s 76th President in 2020–2021. There are three available seats on the Council; those elected will serve three-year terms beginning in August and running through the 2022 Annual Meeting. The three candidates elected to the 2020 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 their response to the questions (below) posed by this year's Nominating Committee.

Vice President/President-Elect:
At its November 2018 meeting, the SAA Council reviewed and reaffirmed SAA’s strategic plan, indicating a strengthened commitment to Goal 3 (Advancing the Profession). Looking ahead to 2019–2021, please discuss what you see as the strengths of the current strategic plan, two or three ways in which you might seek to advance the profession, and the rationale for your suggestions.           

As a governing leader of SAA, how will you use your three years on the SAA Council to provide value to SAA members, to increase opportunities for participation for all members, and to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment in which SAA members can share, learn, and grow together?

Nominating Committee:  
Although Nominating Committee members serve for just one year, their work has a lasting impact on SAA and its members through the selection of Vice Presidential, Council, and Treasurer candidates, as well as selection of the Nominating Committee slate that determines the next set of slates. Given the long-term reach of the Nominating Committee, what will be your approach in developing a slate of candidates that 1) demonstrates commitment to SAA's strategic goals and 2) facilitates the organization's mission of promoting the value and diversity of archives and archivists?  

These questions were developed by SAA’s 2019 Nominating Committee: Dominique Luster (chair), Jasmine Jones, Daniel Noonan, and Council members Courtney Chartier and Bertram Lyons.

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, 2019.

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 1, 2019, will be eligible to vote in the 2018 Election. Members who join on or after February 2, 2018, will be eligible to vote in the 2020 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 February 26 and March 19, 2019, via their SAA username and a unique password included in the email notification.
  • If you have any difficulty, please contact SAA staff at or call us toll-free within the US at 866-722-7858 or 312-606-0722 for assistance.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, candidates Janet Bishop (Council), Andrea Jackson (Council) and Ashley Stevens (2020 Nominating Committee), chose to step out of the election. The 2019 Nominating Committee added Nicole Saylor (Library of Congress) and Meg Tuomala (Gates Archives) to the slate for the Council and Florence Turcotte (University of Florida) to the slate for the 2020 Nominating Committee. See the complete slate for the 2019 election in the right sidebar.



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 2019 election:

Vice President/President-Elect


Nominating Committee