SAA Election 2022

Vote Now! Ballots Open 
March 7 through March 25

SAA members who are eligible to vote can cast their votes online between March 7 and March 25, 2022. Cast your ballot here. Use the username and password included in your ballot notification email to login to the election system. To resend your ballot notification email, visit the ballot login page and click "Forgot your login information." For all other questions, contact the SAA office at or 866-722-7858.


Fourteen candidates vying for three different offices are slated for SAA’s 2022 ballot (see box at right). In the box at right, click on each candidate's name to read their brief bio, diversity statement, and response to the questions posed by this year's Nominating Committee.

The candidate elected Vice President will serve a one-year term beginning in August 2022 and then will become SAA’s 79th President in 2023–2024. There are three available seats on the Council; those elected will serve three-year terms beginning in August and running through the 2025 Annual Meeting. The three candidates elected to the 2023 Nominating Committee will serve one-year terms beginning immediately.

Questions were developed by SAA's 2022 Nominating Committee: Angel Diaz (chair), Alison Clemens, Dave J. Moore, and Council members Eric Chin and Mario Ramirez. Each candidate prepared a diversity statement according to SAA guidelines.

Town Hall with Vice President Candidates

Meet the candidates! The Nominating Committee hosted a virtual town hall on March 9 with vice president/president-elect candidates Ricardo Punzalan (University of Michigan) and Helen Wong Smith (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Hamilton Library). View the recording here.


Once you've cast your ballot, spread the word! Share an election-themed image or item from your collections for some extra election fun! Or download these "I Voted!" digital buttons to share on your social media feed. Don't forget to use #RockTheSAAVote !

Eligibility and Voting Guidelines

  • All full individual membersstudent members, and primary contacts of institutional members who are in good standing on March 1, 2022, will be eligible to vote in the 2022 Election. Members who join on or after March 1, 2022, will be eligible to vote in the 2023 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 7 and March 25, 2022, via a unique username and password included in the email notification. SAA is partnering with Survey & Ballot Systems, a leading provider of secure online voting software for nonprofit associations, to administer this election.
  • 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, 2022. No petitions were received this year.
  • 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.


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

Slate of Candidates

The Nominating Committee has slated the following SAA members as candidates for office in the 2022 election:

Vice President/President-Elect


Nominating Committee