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Announcement to Membership: North American Elections 2023

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has continued to have phenomenal leadership over the past year. The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Community prove critical to our collective successes… it is hard to believe that it is time for elections again! Nominations for the North American Management Board and At-Large Technical Board will be available from March 30 – April 20, 2023 (inclusive).

The Management Board is elected for two-year terms. This year there will be three (3) seats open for the Management Board. To be eligible to run for the Management Board, the individuals shall be at least eighteen (18) years old and be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or representing an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant, but need not be residents of the District of Columbia. An A4L Community Voting Participant Member institution (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one representative on the Management Board at one time.

The At-Large Technical Board is elected for a one-year term. There are four (4) seats open for the At-Large Technical Board members. At-Large Technical Board members must be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or represent an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant.

For the 2023 A4L Community (NA) Election process, the following dates apply:

  • March 30, 2023: Nominations open
  • April 20, 2023: Nominations close
  • April 24, 2023: Ballot confirmed by Elections Committee
  • April 26, 2023: Ballot released
  • May 10, 2023: Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern
  • May 12, 2023: Election Committee confirms results
  • May 18, 2023: Elections results announced

We will use a virtual election tool and all nominations must be submitted electronically. Any A4L Community Member can submit a nomination in the virtual election tool. The Primary Business Contact will be the official vote for each A4L Voting Participant.

You can download the policies and procedures for the A4L Community Elections here.

The current list of NA Management & Technical Board Members can be found here.

We will send out information to all A4L Community Members to submit your nomination beginning on March 30, 2023. Please consider nominating yourself, asking someone to nominate you or nominate someone else to run for one of these leadership positions within the Community!