All current members of the Shakespeare Association of America are entitled to vote in officer elections.
On 2 January each year, to accompany the release of the January Bulletin, a slate of candidates is announced to fill three open positions on the Board of Trustees. There are at least two candidates for the office of Vice-President and at least four candidates for the two open Trusteeships.
The SAA member who is elected Vice-President in one year will succeed to the Presidency the next year.
For more on SAA Officers, see Governance.