Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term.
New American Numismatic Association members Thomas J. Uram, John W. Highfill and Brian Hendelson will join Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ralph Ross, Greg Lyon and Paul Montgomery on the Board of Governors along with President-elect Gary Adkins and Vice President-elect Don Kagin. Kagin ran unopposed for Vice President. In accordance with ANA bylaws, ballots for uncontested offices are not tabulated; only the first vote is counted in that race.
In the event that a board member cannot fulfill their term, the runner-up will fill the vacant seat for the remainder of the two-year term.
The new board will be sworn-in at the annual American Numismatic Association Banquet on Friday, August 4, at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. Adkins will become the Association’s 60th president, succeeding current President Jeff Garrett who will serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the board.
Governor Walt Ostromecki has reached his term limit, and Tom Mulvaney did not seek re-election.
ANA members had the option to vote by either electronic or paper ballot. Out of 5,371 total votes, 4,000 were cast by paper ballot while another 1,371 members voted electronically, representing over 25 percent of votes cast–a marked improvement from the eight percent cast electronically in 2015.
The election was conducted and tabulated by Election Services Corporation of Ronkonkoma, New York. Overall, 19,425 ANA members were eligible to vote in this election; 27.65 percent of eligible voters participated. To be eligible to vote, members have to be at least 13 years old and a member of the Association for at least one year as of March 31 of the election year. In 2015, 20,343 members were eligible to vote; a total of 5,424 votes were cast representing 26.66 percent of eligible members.