APA National Elections



Submit nominations and letters of recommendation for the 2015 Election to election@psych.org. Please make sure to include the full name of the nominated APA member and the corresponding office(s) for which he/she is being nominated.

The deadline for nominations is October 1. However, the nominations for M/UR Trustee are due June 15.

The following national offices are open for nominations:

- President-Elect
- Secretary
- Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee-At-Large
- Minority/Underrepresented Representative (M/UR) Trustee*
- Area 1 Trustee**
- Area 4 Trustee**
- Area 7 Trustee**
- Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect (RFMTE)***

*elected by eligible voters of M/UR Caucuses: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian; Asian American; Black; Hispanic; Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual; International Medical Graduate (IMG); and Women
**elected by eligible voters of their respective Area
***elected by APA Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs)

Eligible voters are currently active voting members of the APA not designated as a Medical Student or International Member. Members interested in running for office should review the eligibility requirements.

Election Guidelines, developed by the Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees, are intended to provide a level playing field for candidates. Campaigning by candidates and supporters begins when the slate of candidates is announced on November 1.

2014 Election Results

Psychiatric News Articles

2014 Election
"Meet the Candidates..." Dec 2013
"Three Candidates Vie to Become..." Dec 2013

2013 Election
"Meet the Candidates..." Dec 2012
"Slate of Candidates Announced..." Nov 2012 

On the Nominations process...
"Run for Office and Help APA Achieve Its Goals"  Sept 2012
"Nominations Sought for MUR Trustee"  May 2012

On the new MUR Trustee position...
"New Trustee Position Enhances Minority..."  Jan 2011

On the Elections process...
"Volunteer Leadership"  Dec 2001
"APA Election Complaint"  Mar 2012
"APA's Election Guidelines Emphasize Dignity..."  Nov 2012