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Vote in the 2018 AAS Election!

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:08

Vote in the 2018 AAS ElectionThe AAS election of Officers and At-Large Trustees for terms beginning in 2018 is now under way. New Officers and Trustees will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!

The ballot is online via a link from and includes links to statements from all the candidates.

While you can see the candidates' names and read their statements without logging in, you must log in to vote. You will need your AAS username and password. Unless you've already changed it, your AAS username is your AAS member ID number. If you cannot remember your username, please contact, call 202-328-2010 and press 4 to reach our membership department, or go to and click the "forgot my username" link.

Vote in the 2018 AAS Election

If you would prefer to use a paper ballot, you may request one from Crystal Tinch by calling 202-328-2010 x115, emailing, or faxing 202-234-2560. Please include your AAS member number, if possible.

We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election:

Nominating Committee (positions open: 1)

  • Jeremy J. Drake
  • Eric G. Hinz
  • Joshua Pepper

Vice-President (positions open: 1)

  • Geoffrey Clayton
  • Joan Schmelz
  • Stephen C. Unwin

At-Large Trustee (positions open: 1)

  • Tereasa Brainerd
  • Constance E. Walker

USNC-IAU (positions open: 1)

  • Pamela Gay
  • Thomas J. Maccarone

Vote todayBalloting closes at 11:59 pm EST on 31 January 2018.

George Fritz Benedict
AAS Secretary
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