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Only One Month Left! Please Vote in the 2015 AFS Election

Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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A reminder to those of you who have not yet voted: The 2015 American Folklore Society election will remain open through 12:01 AM EST (UTC-5) on January 1, 2016. 

To vote securely online, please go to You can read biographical summaries and platform statements from all of the candidates by clicking on their names below; links to this information are also available to you on the online voting pages.

If you prefer to vote using a paper ballot, please request one from AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd at We must receive your paper ballot at the AFS office before January 1, 2016.

We appreciate the work of the Nominating Committee (Laura Marcus Green, chair; Selina Morales, Joseph Sciorra, and Pravina Shukla) to prepare this slate of candidates, and are grateful to all the candidates for their willingness to serve the Society and the field. Those elected will take office in January 2016.

Executive Board (elect three candidates for 2016–18 terms):

Barry Bergey
Katherine Borland

Olivia Cadaval

Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia

Teresa Hollingsworth

Jim Leary

Nominating Committee (elect one candidate for a 2016–18 term):

Our colleague, and 2015 Nominating Committee candidate, Joe Goodwin passed away suddenly on November 16, 2015. Therefore this year's Nominating Committee balloting has concluded, and Steve Zeitlin has been elected to the Committee, on which he will serve in 2016-2018.

Joe Goodwin
Steve Zeitlin

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