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Election Information

2014 AMS Election

The 2014 AMS election opens on August 18, 2014 and closes at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on November 7, 2014. AMS members can vote online or by paper ballot. The election process is carried out by Survey & Ballot Systems, a company that specializes in running society elections. On or shortly after August 18, 2014, instructions for voting online will be sent by email to members who chose that option. That same day, traditional paper ballots will be sent to all other members. Further information about the election and the candidates appears in the "From the AMS Secretary" section of the September 2014 issue of Notices of the AMS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Who are the candidates in the 2014 election and where can I find information about them?
A:  Following is the list of candidates.  Information about them is available on the voting website and in the "From the AMS Secretary" section of the September 2014 issue of the Notices of the AMSIf you choose to vote online, it is recommended that you read about the candidates in the September 2014 Notices before logging on, as the voting website will automatically log you out after 30 minutes of inactivity, which can occur if you're just reading biographical information inside the voting application for more than 30 minutes.

Vice President
(one to be elected)
Robert Calderbank
Carlos E. Kenig

Board of Trustees
(one to be elected)
Daniel M. Burns, Jr.
Joseph H. Silverman

Member at Large of the Council
(five to be elected)
Matthew Baker
Yuliy Baryshnikov
Edward Frenkel
Solomon Friedberg
Pamela Gorkin
Michael Anthony Hill
Wen-Ching Winnie Li
Ezra Miller
Mary Pugh
Jared Wunsch

Nominating Committee
(three to be elected)
Douglas N. Arnold
James W. Cogdell
Christine Guenther
Phil Kutzko
Douglas Lind
Kavita Ramanan

Editorial Boards Committee
(two to be elected)
Todd Arbogast
Danny Calegari
Richard Hain
Hee Oh


Q: When are election information and ballots sent to members?
A: Traditional paper ballots and the email regarding online voting instructions are sent in late August. Members can expect to receive paper ballots by the middle of September.

Q: If it is after August 18, 2014 and I have not received online voting instructions by email, or after September 18, 2014 and I have not received a paper ballot by postal mail, what should I do?
A: Contact Survey & Ballot Systems by phone (952-974-2339) or email.

Q: When does voting end?
A: Voting ends on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Q: How do I vote online?
A: To vote online, members that receive a paper ballot will need two pieces of personal information (referred to as “login credentials”); your AMS Member Code and your E-signature (election pass code).  Members that receive an email invitation to vote will be provided two options to securely access the AMS Election web site.  In addition to providing your unique login credentials and the address (URL) of the voting web site, members will also receive a unique embedded login link as an alternative means to securely access the ballot with one simple click.

Q: If I receive a paper ballot, can I still vote online?
A: Yes. Your ballot is preprinted with the information you need to log in to the voting website. You need to enter your AMS Member Code and E-signature (election passcode).

Q: If I have misplaced my voting email or my paper ballot, how can I vote?
A: If you want to vote online, you will need your login credentials. If your current email address is on file with the AMS as of August 1, then you can go to the voting website and click on the "Need help logging in?" link. If your current email address is not on file with the AMS, or if you want a paper ballot, then a replacement paper ballot will be issued. Contact Survey & Ballot Systems by phone (952-974-2339) or email and they will send a replacement ballot to the mailing address the AMS gave them for you. To arrange to have a ballot mailed to a different address, you must contact the AMS Sales & Member Services Department by email or phone: 800-321-4267, extension 4128 (from the U.S. and Canada); or 401-455-4128 (worldwide).

Q: What determines who receives a paper ballot and who receives email notification to vote online?
A: AMS sends an email message in early May to all members with an email address on file, telling them their current voting preference, and giving them an opportunity to change it if they wish by late July. Members without an email address on file will receive a paper ballot.

Q: How can I find out my current voting preference and how can I change it?
A: You can find out and change your preference for receiving voting instructions by contacting the AMS Sales & Member Services Department by  email or phone: 800-321-4267, extension 4128 (from the U.S. or Canada) or 401-455-4128 (worldwide).

Q: When will the results of the election be announced?
A: The results of the election will be announced in late November on the AMS website.


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