2014 Ratification Vote Now Under Way

At the Chicago convention the 2014 Delegate Assembly elected one honorary member and three honorary fellows and approved a resolution. The assembly’s actions are not final, however, since the MLA constitution requires a ratification vote in each instance. Members are therefore encouraged to review this year’s ballot and to exercise their right to vote, especially since final approval of the resolution depends on a favorable vote from at least ten percent of the membership. All members in good standing as of 16 April are eligible to vote. The online ballot is now available in the members-only area of the MLA Web site; requests for paper ballots must reach the coordinator of governance by Monday, 12 May. The deadline for receipt of ratification ballots is midnight (EDT) on 1 June.