It’s election season, and not just for state primaries, but for the American Numismatics Association as well. This year the terms of all nine officers expire, which means all nine spots are available. According to the ANA, those elected will be installed at the ANA’s 128th Anniversary Convention in Chicago, Illinois on Aug. 16, 2019, and will compose the Board of Governors for the next two years. March 31 was the deadline for which the chosen nominees could decline or accept their nominations while providing a platform that must not exceed 350 words. All nominees have now completed the process to become candidates on the ballot. A candidate forum was held and recorded in Pittsburgh during the National Money Show. The nominees are:
For Vice President:
Dr. Ralph W. Ross
Thomas J. Uram
COL Steven K. Ellsworth, ret.
Donald H. Kagin, PhD
Michael L. Ellis
Mary Lynn Garrett
Any members 13 or older as of March 31 of the election year, and who have been members of the association for at least one year on that date, are entitled to vote in any association election. The independent auditing firm will send on or before June 1 to all the members entitled to vote the official election ballots along with the candidate biographies/platforms.
The independent auditing firm on or before July 1 must receive completed ballots. Any ballots received after this date will not be counted. On July 15, the independent auditing firm will deliver a report of votes cast for each candidate to the President and Executive Director. By July 16, the Executive Director will announce to all the candidates and members of the numismatic media, by written and/or electronic means, the number of votes obtained for each candidate in each office.
For those interested in becoming an ANA board member, there is a short video and eBook on www.money.org that entails the qualifications and values that a board member should possess. You can also find out more information about the upcoming election. Happy voting!