2021 APA Election

Participate in the 2021 APA Election.

Call for nominations!

Download the 2021 APA Nomination Form HERE and submit complete nomination packet to for consideration by the APA Nominating Committee. All items must be submitted as one PDF packet by September 1, 2020.

The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2020.

The following national offices are open for nominations:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee
  • Minority/Underrepresented Representative (M/UR) Trustee
  • Area 1, 4 & 7 Trustees1
  • Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect (RFMTE)2
  1. Elected by eligible voters of their respective Area
  2. Elected by APA Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs)

Eligibility Requirements

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 requirement.

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Election Guidelines

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 by November 1.


2021 Election Schedule
Nomination Deadline September 1
Slate of Candidates Announced By November 5
Deadline for Petition Candidates November 10
Voting Begins January 4
Voting Deadline February 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Election Results Mid-February TBD
Transition of Leadership May 5