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The 2022 election is now underway. Make your voice heard and cast your vote by May 31. Candidates are running for seven open positions on the Executive Board, Nominations Committee, and the Members' Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). Additionally, 34 of our 39 sections are also holding elections. 

Voting credentials were sent to the primary email address on your AAA account. If you are eligible to vote and have yet to receive your credentials, please check your spam/junk folders. For assistance voting, please reach out to us via our contact form and select “AAA Elections.”  

2022 Open Positions 

Executive Board

Minority Seat
Practicing/Professional Seat

Nominations Committee

Archaeology Seat
Cultural Seat
Undesignated Seat-2


Human Rights Seat
Public Policy Seat

The nomination process for the 2022 AAA election is now closed. Check back here next fall for details on the 2023 call for nominations. 

The process is simple and straightforward. We self-nominate via an online application form. It includes:

You may run for more than one position but must rank order your preferences.



So, why should you become a AAA leader? AAA Executive Board Secretary, Elizabeth Briody, answers that very question in this brief video.


Once the nominations period closes, the Nominations Committee goes to work. From the pool of nominees, it recommends a slate of candidates, with two nominees selected for each position. Next, the Executive Board meets to make the final decision on the entire slate (November/December).

Nominees selected as candidates provide a short biography, a platform statement, and a photo for the ballot (February/March).

If you have questions or need assistance with the nomination/application process, please contact Kim Baker, the AAA staff member who supports the Nominations Committee.

Past Election Results 

Voting for AAA and section elections takes place in April and May. 

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