Each year NAESP members elect a president-elect and zone leaders to serve on the NAESP Board of Directors. The Board is dedicated to leading the Association efficiently and effectively, pursuing the Association’s mission and goals. The NAESP Board election is conducted electronically, although paper ballots are available.

The 2014 NAESP election is scheduled for March 15 through April 15. Eligible members (active, institutional active, emeritus and lifetime members) will vote for NAESP’s president-elect and directors for Zone 1, Zone 2, and Zone 8. You will need to log in to the NAESP website to access the ballot. If you have never logged in to, take a moment to do it in advance of the election notification!

Election 2014: Frequently Asked Questions

When can I vote?
You may vote any time of the day or night from March 15 through April 15.

Who will receive election notification e-mails?
The types of members who are eligible to vote (active, institutional active, emeritus, and lifetime members) will receive e-mail election notification. Retired members do not have voting rights.

Who will I be voting for?
This spring, eligible NAESP members will elect a new president-elect and directors for Zones 1, 2, and 8. The electronic ballots and candidate biographies will be available through our website—but you will need to log in to access the ballot.

Which states are in each NAESP zone?
See the NAESP Zone Map.

What members types are eligible to vote?
Member types eligible to vote: Active, Institutional Active, Emeritus and Lifetime.
Member types not eligible to vote: Retired, Aspiring, Associate, International Associate, Institutional Subscription, and Complimentary.

Voter eligibility is determined by long-standing NAESP Board of Directors policy.

How do I vote?
Go to and log in with your username (your primary e-mail address on file with NAESP) and password. If this is your first time to log in, your password is your last name, and you may be prompted to change your password to something more secure. Then click on the Vote button to access the ballot. The ballot page will include links to information on each candidate’s experience and qualifications. If you are having trouble, call Membership at 800-417-0348.

If I haven’t been receiving e-mail from NAESP, my primary e-mail address on file must be wrong: where do I send my updated information?
Send any contact information updates to

How do I register on for the first time?
Visit for instructions or at, click on the box "MEMBERS-How to Log in to NAESP's website" for a short PowerPoint presentation; or watch an instructional video.

Will I be able to vote from the NAESP website? Yes, ballot access will be available by logging in to the NAESP website as you do normally.

Will I receive confirmation that I have voted? Yes, you will receive an email confirmation for the president-elect ballot question. You also will receive an email confirmation if you vote for a candidate in the zone election (this year, Zones 1, 2, and 8 have elections for zone director). If you go back to the site to change your vote, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for that updated vote.

What if I can't vote electronically?
Call Jennifer Shannon (703-518-6286) at NAESP to request a paper ballot.

Is my vote secure?
Absolutely. Your unique NAESP login is required before you access your ballot. You will also receive an electronically generated confirmation after you vote. If you receive a confirmation but haven't yet voted, contact NAESP immediately.

The NAESP Election Audit Board also examines voting results for authenticity before certifying the election results.

Once a voter has cast his/her vote, the voter is flagged permanently as having voted. While you can change your vote any time before the election closes (using your unique log in), only your final vote will be tallied.

How can I request a paper ballot?
Call Jennifer Shannon (703-518-6286) at NAESP to request a paper ballot.


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