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GSA Elections

Your Vote, Your Society!

GSA is a member-based organization and its elected leaders help shape the future of the Society. Voting is a member benefit and an important duty of all GSA members. We hope you will take the opportunity to exercise this special privilege.

How do I vote?

Elections are held March 1 to March 31, 2018. Instructions on how to cast your ballot online are sent via e-mail.

Who votes?

All members of GSA who are in good standing are eligible to vote.

What positions do I vote for?

All GSA members in good standing are able to cast their vote online (or paper ballot if requested) for GSA Society-wide position(s) and their respective section. GSA ESPO members (student and transitional members) are eligible to vote for ESPO positions. Members who have not affiliated with a section, known as "At Large", are entitled to vote for Society-wide officer(s) and Society-wide bylaws changes only.

To verify your section and e-mail address on file with the Society, please log in to the GSA website, select “My Account” in the upper right hand corner, and choose “Update Profile.”

Candidate Information

2018 Election Guide: Contains all biographical sketches and candidate statements for the positions below.

GSA Society-wide  
GSA President
GSA Treasurer

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Section  
Chair
Member-At-Large

Biological Sciences (BS) Section  
Chair

Health Sciences (HS) Section  
Chair

Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section 
Chair

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) 
Chair
Secretary
Communications Chair

What do GSA officers do?

Many of them sit on the GSA Council, which is the supervising policy body of the Society. Some have oversight of the four professional sections within GSA as well as ESPO. They also are responsible for fulfilling charges set forth by the GSA president. Each person takes his or her office at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

GSA officers also serve as representatives for the Society; you may see them at conferences or other events, or even on Capitol Hill providing expert testimony or engaging in advocacy efforts. Section chairs additionally are responsible for overseeing the program content at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
To learn more about each position roles and responsibilities, visit the Governance page of the website.

2018 Election Timeline

March 1 to March 31, 2018 – Voting period for 2018 election
April 2018 – Election results for 2018 announced
November 2018 – Successfully elected candidates begin term

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