03. How are candidates nominated?

A committee of the Harvard Alumni Association is responsible for developing the slates of nominees for both elections. The nominating committee’s voting members include three current or recent Overseers and up to nine alumni of varied background and experience chosen by the leadership of the HAA. The committee meets several times during the course of the fall to develop a slate of candidates. This year the committee selected a slate of nine candidates for Overseer and nine for Elected Director.

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. For more information on the petition process, please see here. The deadline for all petitions is February 1.