Annual Meeting

2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD: April 15 Speakers' Update


HOD members are encouraged to visit the AMA HOD elections webpage for all election-related items including the newly posted 2024 election manual (PDF) as well as links to candidate webpages. It also includes HOD policy G-610.090, which lists the rules that will govern the elections for the 2024 Annual Meeting.

The Official Candidate Notification (PDF) for the 2024 AMA elections is available and current as of April 15, 2024. Individuals considering becoming a candidate for any of the existing open or potential newly open positions are encouraged to send an email with an electronic announcement card to [email protected] notifying us of your intention to be a candidate.

Caucuses and delegations may choose to conduct virtual or in-person interviews for the 2024 AMA HOD elections. The HOD office will compile a list of contact persons for the interviewing groups and for the candidates. Interviewing groups must complete the official interviewing group form to be added to this list. Candidates may not accept interview invitations from any group that is not found on this list. The HOD office will collate the list of groups wishing to interview for each position and send it to the corresponding candidates to schedule directly with the contact person designated by each interviewing group. This centralized official list provides transparency to all candidates seeking interviews, while allowing groups to decide if, when, how and for which contests they wish to interview.

Important points

  • Interviews may now be scheduled.
  • There are separate deadlines for groups to submit their contact information for virtual and for in-person interviews.
  • Some groups may reach out to candidates to inform them of their interview plans, but it is the responsibility of the candidates to contact the groups’ designated person to arrange an interview.
  • If a group offers an interview to a candidate they must offer a similar interview to all candidates seeking the same position.
  • Any candidate may decline any interview.
  • The HOD office will not schedule interviews for officer candidates at the regional caucuses.
  • Candidates may not seek or accept an invitation to interview with a group that is not included on the official list.

Virtual interviews

  • The A-24 virtual interview window is May 17-22.
    • Interviews conducted on weeknights must be scheduled between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. or on weekends between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. based on the candidate’s local time, unless another mutually acceptable time outside these hours is arranged.
    • Caucuses and delegations scheduling interviews for candidates within the parameters above must offer alternatives to those candidates who have conflicts with the scheduled time.
  • Recording of interviews is allowed but only with the knowledge and consent of all participating individuals. 
  • Recorded interviews may be disseminated to the interviewing group members when all are not present for the interview but should only be shared with members of the interviewing group. These recordings may not be used for any other purpose.
  • Candidates may only record an interview with prior notice to the interviewing group and the recordings may only be shared with members of the candidate’s campaign team.

In-person interviews

  • In-person interviews may be conducted between Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10.
  • Interviews may not be conducted during House sessions or reference committee hearings.
  • To avoid a potential violation of the rules, candidates are reminded that they should not accept any invitation to appear before or “stop by” a meeting of any group that is not on the official list. An exception to this rule is an appearance before a group of which you are a current member. 

Nominations will be accepted on Friday, June 7, 2024, during the opening session of the HOD. Uncontested candidates will be elected by acclamation at that time.

Voting for contested elections will be held during the election session on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 8 a.m. Central. All delegates should be seated in the House at least 10 minutes prior to the election session.

Only credentialed delegates are permitted to cast a ballot. If a delegate cannot participate in the election session, they may designate a substitute delegate who must be properly credentialed by Monday, June 10, 2024, at 6 p.m. Central.

-- Responses should be directed to [email protected]

For additional speakers' updates visit the updates overview page.