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Timeline for the 2021 Nomination and Election Process

(Please note some logistics and dates within this timeline are subject to change)

February AHIMA Elected Positions informational Webinar offered to all AHIMA members.
March 31, 2021 at 11:45 p.m. CT

Deadline for submitting the Volunteer Application.

  • Applicants should go to MyAHIMA, upload a photo and enter brief bio information in the contents of your profile.
  • Please note all required materials (application questions, resume, and three current letters of recommendation) are due in the volunteer application. 
  • All recommendation letters must be signed by the recommender, and if possible, on letterhead. 
  • For AHIMA Board and Speaker-elect nominees, you must also submit an AHIMA Participation Agreement for Directors.
April AHIMA Nominating Committee to review nominations and conduct telephone interviews with all nominees. Each nominee will have a 30-45 minute interview with two members of the AHIMA Nominating Committee.
May 3-4, 2021

AHIMA Nominating Committee meets to select the 2021 Ballot Candidates.

  • Nominees for the position of President/Chair-elect will be interviewed by the AHIMA Nominating Committee via teleconference.
  • Nominees will be notified at the meeting’s conclusion if selected for the Ballot or not.
May 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. CT Ballot Candidates attend a Webinar to understand campaign guidelines and video production best practices.
May 5-18, 2021

Ballot Candidates complete their candidate profile in the AHIMA online Ballot software.

  • As part of the candidate profile, candidates must upload a brief bio and photo in their myAHIMA profile.
  • Candidates may create a campaign video and campaign flyers for sharing by AHIMA. Each must be submitted to AHIMA staff for approval.
Mid-June The 2021 Ballot Candidate bios and photos are posted on the AHIMA website. CSA Leaders will also feature candidates on their websites.
July 12 at 8 a.m. CT through July 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT AHIMA Election Polls open.
July 15-16, 2021 Ballot Candidates are invited to attend AHIMA CSA Leadership Symposium to be introduced.
Late July Announcement of the 2021 AHIMA Election Results.


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