Elections Information

Every August, RWA conducts an annual election of the Board of Directors. (The Board year begins on September 1 and ends August 31.)


Important Dates and Candidate Requirements

Members interested in running for a Board position must declare their intent to run, in writing, by June 28, 2021. Declarations or questions on running for the Board of Directors may be sent to elections@rwa.org.

Required candidate documentation:

  • signed Election Certification Form;

  • biography of not more than 100 words;

  • a photograph (optional);

  • proof of credentials (proof of serious pursuit of a writing career—PRO or Golden Heart entry; if claim publication, then must submit copyright information on an Eligible Novel or proof of RITA entry. Other proof required of President-Elect and Treasurer candidates.); and

  • a current signed Director Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.

Required documentation must be submitted by July 2, 2021.

On August 2, 2021, the RWA election coordinator, Survey & Ballot Systems, will send eligible members their voting information. Please make sure to white list noreply@directvote.net to ensure the elections email arrives safely in your email inbox. If you do not receive your election email by August 3, 2021, please contact support@directvote.net.

Election results are announced August 17, 2021, and the Board takes office on September 1.