Elections for Board of overseers and HAA

Your Vote Counts!

Elections for Harvard University’s Board of Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Elected Directors will begin Friday, April 1. We hope you will take some time to read about the candidates and vote.

How do you vote? You may vote either online or by paper ballot. To vote online, you will receive an email next week with instructions about accessing your digital ballot. To vote by paper ballot, materials will be mailed by April 1 to the most recent address Harvard has on file for you.

Why should you vote? The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards along with the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. Harvard Overseers play an integral role in the governance of the University. The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that empowers volunteers to strengthen the Harvard alumni community.

By voting, you help shape Harvard’s future. We encourage you to learn more about this year’s candidates and vote this spring.

For further background on the Board of Overseers, the elections, and the nominations process, please see:
* the elections website, with information about the nomination and election process, the Board of Overseers and its members, and the HAA Board;
* this Harvard Gazette roundtable on the critical role alumni play in Harvard elections, featuring three members of the alumni-led nominating committee—Sid Espinosa, MPP ’00; Roger A. Fairfax Jr. AB ’94, JD ’98; and June Nagao AB ’96—along with HAA Executive Director Philip Lovejoy;
* this short video featuring Amelia Muller AB ’11, MUP ’20, a former member of the alumni-led nominating committee, about the Board of Overseers and the role they play in the University's future.

Voting in these elections is an important way to have a voice in Harvard’s future. Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate this spring.