AGA Board Elections Archive

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Results Were Announced Aug 5, 2013

2013 AGA Board Candidates

Three of the AGA's seven directors are up for election in 2013 for two year terms.

Western Region Director (2 year term for seat currently held by Chris Kirschner)
Central Region Director (2 year term for seat currently held by Lisa Scott(pro tem))
Eastern Region Director 2 year term for seat currently held by Paul Celmer)
At-Large Director (not up for election in odd numbered years)

Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters in early July, the results will be tallied and announced at the US Go Congress in Seattle, WA, during the first week of August.

All ballots must be received by August 3.

The candidates below have been nominated by AGA members and approved by the AGA Nominating Committee. Click on the candidate's name to view that candidate's statement (if submitted).

Region Candidate
Eastern Paul Celmer
Central Martin Lebl
Western Chris Kirschner

2013 Elections Procedures

Nominations are now being accepted and will close on the fifteenth (15th) of June 2013. Nominations may be made in writing or email and only by current AGA members. Any member affiliated with an AGA Chapter may nominate any full AGA member to be a director to represent the region in which that chapter is located. The nominee must meet the criteria below and confirm in writing that he/she has read the by-laws and is willing to serve. A member must specify a single chapter affiliation for AGA regional voting purposes, even if the member belongs to more than one chapter. Nominations need to specify the position for which the nomination is made.

To be eligible for election, by the calendar deadline for making nominations, - 15 June 2013 - each candidate must meet the Qualifications.

Nominations must be sent via e-mail to

2013 Online Voting Procedure

To vote go to

There will be a "vote here" window in the upper left. You may hand type or copy and paste the entire string in the window. A ballot for the region or at-large director should be displayed. Click on the chad next to the candidate of your choice and then "done" to cast your vote. You must do this for each voting code.

If you have any questions email

2013 Elections Schedule

5/4/13 Elections and call for nominations announced.

6/10/13 Each chapter representative receives a preliminary notice of the voting rights for each chapter. This notice will show the names of the full members of the AGA that are affiliated with each each chapter and how many votes each chapter is entitled to. This notice is intended to give each chapter a chance to verify that all of their affiliated members are properly counted. A second listing will be sent shortly before the voting rights are determined.

6/15/13 Nominations close.

6/16/13 Nominees announced.

6/21/13 Ballots sent to members and each current chapter. The ballots for each chapter will indicate how many votes that chapter is entitled to. At this time the the number of votes for each chapter will be fixed. All correction to the affiliated members list must be in the hands of the data base manager by that time. To be elegible to vote, membership must be current as of 7/1/2013.

8/04/13 Official deadline for ballots to be returned to the election committee. If they do not arrive by this time they will not be counted.

8/05/13 The ballots will be counted and the results will be announced at the congress and in the e-Journal.