Each spring, eligible Harvard degree holders may vote in the annual elections for members of the University’s Board of Overseers and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Elected Directors.
After deliberating on a large pool of names submitted for consideration, a committee of alumni appointed by the Harvard Alumni Association generates a slate of candidates who appear on the spring ballot. The HAA nominating committee ordinarily presents eight candidates for five vacancies on the Board of Overseers and nine candidates for six vacancies for the Elected Directors. A prospective candidate for Overseer may also qualify for the ballot by petition. For a prospective petition candidate to qualify, a requisite number of eligible voters must submit signed forms in support of the prospective candidate’s appearance on the ballot.
Information on the 2020 election results can be found here.