Election Information

2019 AMS Election

The 2019 AMS election opens on August 19, 2019 and closes at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on November 1, 2019. 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 19, 2019, 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 September 2019 issue of the Notices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Who are the candidates in the 2019 election and where can I find information about them?
  • A: Following is the list of candidates. Information about the candidates will be available in the September 2019 issue of the Notices of the AMS. If you choose to vote online, it is recommended that you read about the candidates in the September 2019 issue of the Notices of the AMS before logging on, as the voting website will automatically log you out after 45 minutes of inactivity, which can occur if you're just reading biographical information inside the voting application for more than 45 minutes.
(one to be elected)
  • Ruth Charney
  • Dusa McDuff
Vice President
(one to be elected)
  • Fan Chung Graham
  • Francis Su
Board of Trustees
(one to be elected)
  • Solomon Friedberg
  • Joseph H. Silverman
Member at Large of the Council
(five to be elected)
  • Terrence Richard Blackman
  • Stephan Ramon Garcia
  • Dan Margalit
  • Helen Moore
  • Rosa C. Orellana
  • Seth Sullivant
  • Dylan P. Thurston
  • Maggy Tomova
  • Bianca Viray
  • Guoliang Yu
Nominating Committee
(three to be elected)
  • Kristin E. Lauter
  • Robert Pego
  • Malabika Pramanik
  • Prasad Tetali
  • Tatiana Toro
  • Talithia Williams
Editorial Boards Committee
(two to be elected)
  • Charles L. Epstein
  • Kavita Ramanan
  • Rodolfo H. Torres
  • Tamar Ziegler
  • Q: Are there any other important matters on the Ballot?
  • A: This year, members will be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to the AMS Bylaws. The Bylaws currently give the Council limited authority to speak in the name of the Society but only after following the procedure prescribed in Article IV, Section 8. The proposed amendment relaxes this procedure by adding the following provision: If the president and the secretary agree that a statement in the name of the Society is urgently needed and waiting for the next meeting of the Council would greatly reduce the impact of the statement, then the secretary shall communicate the proposed statement to the Council (making a good-faith effort to reach all members) and hold a vote, allowing at least one day for votes to be received after the communication. If favorable votes are received from at least two-thirds of the entire membership of the Council, and no more than two votes against it are received, then the statement will be made in the name of the Society. Actions taken under this procedure shall be reviewed by the Council at its next meeting, where a favorable vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the Council shall be necessary to keep such a statement in place. For an account of the motivation for the proposed change and the Council discussion, see Item 6.1 of the January 2019 Council Minutes.
  • 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 should expect to receive paper ballots by the middle of September.
  • Q: When does voting end?
  • A: Voting ends on November 1.
  • Q: How do I vote online?
  • A: Members who receive a paper ballot are provided the URL of the voting website and unique login credentials: an AMS Member Code and an E-signature (election pass code). Members who receive voting instructions by email are provided the URL of the voting website and unique login credentials. Members who receive voting instructions by email also receive a unique embedded login link which allows them to go directly to their ballot on the voting website without having to type in their login credentials.
  • 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 sent 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 be sent 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 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.
  • Q: Who do I contact if I have a question that is not answered here?
  • A: Send email to the AMS Election Support Staff.