AES 2021 Election Balloting Now Open

May 12, 2021

The AES 2021 election has begin for the next group of officers and governors to contribute to leadership of the Society. Two proposed AES Bylaws amendments will also be on the ballot. Voting will be online only, ending Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.

On the ballot are:


Glenn Lorbecki

Bruce Olson

Vice President Central Region, U.S. & Canada

Ian Corbett

William Schulenburg

Vice President Central Region, Europe

Rafael Kassier

Ewa Lukasik

Vice President Southern Region Europe, Middle East, Africa

Ufuk Onen

Alberto Pinto

Vice President Latin American Region

Jorge Azama

Carlos Cuevas

Vice President Asia-Pacific Region

Kazuhiko Kawahara

Yong Shen

Governor (3 at-large to be elected)

Prince Charles Alexander

Areti Andreopoulou

Geir Kristoffersen

Hyunkook Lee

Ezequiel Morfi

Per Sjösten

Candidate AES Profiles, a PDF of all candidate biographies and explanations and details of the proposed Bylaws amendments are linked from

Only Members in good standing may vote in the election; associates and students are not eligible to vote. Members whose membership has lapsed or Associate Members who wish to upgrade their status to Member in order to vote must renew or upgrade no later than 5:00 PM EDT, June 25, 2021. Memberships may be renewed through the AES member portal at and Associate Members may apply for upgrade to Member status at There is no cost for upgrades; upgrade applications can take up to 48 hours to process.

A third-party service, Global Election Service, is used to ensure security of the election process. On Friday, May 21, 2021, all Members in good standing will be emailed voting instructions from Global Election Service, sending as Please unblock this address or check your junk mail/spam filter to insure receipt of election materials. During the voting period, you may also go directly to the voting site at and log in with your AES Member information.

AES Members are encouraged to exercise their voting right and responsibility as a Member by participating in the election.