March 4, 2021

The Chapter Election Guidelines were developed by the 2020-2021 AIAS Governance Committee to assist you, Chapter members and leaders, with suggestions and tips on how to best conduct Chapter Elections! While these are not requirements, we do hope that you’ll evaluate and compare your current Elections practices to these benchmarks. The guidelines are divided by stage in the timeline of a complete Elections season; click on each stage to expand the steps included and see the Pro-Tips on how to execute each stage.

At the end of each stage, you’ll also notice a “review” or summary of what real Chapters do for that portion of the Elections season. These guidelines have been tried and tested by our own members of our Governance Committee, however, we’d like to acknowledge that what worked for their Chapters may not work for you. If you have any questions about a particular step in the timeline, we strongly recommend that you contact the Chapter whose practices you’re interested in, or your Quad Director or current Governance Committee!


1. Plan the Elections


2. Announce Elections


3. Gather and Distribute Info about Candidates for Voters


4. Campaigning Period


5. Voting


6. Organize the Delivery of the Results


7. Transitioning of Power