At the beginning of 2015, APS stopped supporting the aging in-house unit election system and began using a self-administered election system called myDirectVote.  This system was created and hosted by Survey & Balloting System, the third-party election vendor whom the APS has been using for many years to conduct the annual APS General Election.  

To initiate a unit election, the person in charge of and administering the election should contact:
Ken Cole, APS Corporate Secretary
Email:  cole@aps.org
Tel:  301-209-3288  

Ken will send you instructions for setting up the election website as well as providing you with a log-in username and password.  He also will send a link to a specially prepared orientation that you are urged to watch if you have never set up a unit election before.  You are also encouraged to not wait until you have all of the candidate information before starting to set up the election and ballot.  There are several things that can be configured for the election without having all the candidate information.  

Ken will also provide you with an Excel spreadsheet database that can be uploaded into the election system.  Please allow a 3-4 days before opening the election to order the member database.  

If you have any concerns or questions about conducting a unit election, please feel free to contact Ken any time.