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ACTE Board of Directors Election


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ACTE's members elect its Board of Directors from among eligible members each year, with open positions rotating on a three-year basis. Nominations for the ACTE Board of Directors Election are open from April 1-June 15. Nominating committees vet the candidates over the summer. Candidates are formally approved during the Business Meetings and Assembly of Delegates meeting at ACTE's CareerTech VISION. Voting begins during VISION and is open for 30 days; although the exact timeline varies from year-to-year, voting usually occurs in November and December. The newly elected Board of Directors completes an orientation process in March and officially starts their term July 1.

Additional information about the requirements/responsibilities of serving as a Region/Division Vice President can be found here. Guidelines/eligibility information for Vice President positions can be found here. Campaign rules are available here.

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In order to apply for President-Elect, you must have served for at least one year (at the time of nomination) as a National ACTE Board Member as Region or Division Vice President. Additional information about the requirements/responsibilities of serving as a President can be found here.

If you have any questions about the election, please contact Lauren Lessels at llessels@acteonline.org.


Positions eligible for the 2017 election include:

  • President-Elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2017, followed by one-year as president and one-year as past president. 
  • Administration Division Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2018.  
  • Marketing Education Division Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2017. 
  • Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2018. 

Application Process

Applications are accepted online exclusively via the ACTE Awards Portal, only from April 1-June 15Click here to access the online application! 

Election Timeline

In order to accommodate the election, the nomination process/timeline is as follows:

  • Nominations will begin April 1.
  • Completed applications are due June 15.    
  • In order to vote, you must be an ACTE member by November 2.
  • Voting will open during ACTE's CareerTech VISION on December 2, 2016 and end at 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2017.
  • Winners will be announced the week of January 1, 2017.

Please click here for information on the previous election's winners. 



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