The USSA will complete the USOC AAC representative and alternate nomination & election process by November 4, 2016.  Andrew Johnson, USOC AAC; the current USOC AAC representative, Grete Eliassen; and the chair of the USSA's Athletes' Council, Emily Cook, provide guidance.

  • August 1, 2016 – Revise and review/coordinate the process to be followed with the current USOC AAC representative in consultation with the chair of the USSA Athletes’ Council and the USSA Athletics Vice President.  (As nothing substantive changed except the timelines since the last election process, the USSA didn't need to resubmit its protocol to the USOC AAC).
  • August 2, 2016 – Segregate database of all teams for the Olympic Winter Games & World Championships from 2007 onward; email copies of the appropriate database to each of the USSA board athlete reps; Exec VP, Athletics; and sport directors/managers.  Merge in current team members rosters.
  • August 8, 2016 – Return comments/edits to the spread sheet due.
  • August 10, 2016 – Email request for nominations.
  • August 23, 2016 – All nominations for the election due.
  • August 24, 2016 – Prepare the USOC AAC ballot and biographical information on the nominees. 
  • August 29-September 1, 2016 E-mail the ballots to eligible athletes for the USOC AAC position, via survey monkey.
  • September 29, 2016 – Closing date for ballots to be received.
  • October 5, 2016 – Congratulations letter sent to the athlete who wins the seat and thank you letters to the others who ran.
  • October 5, 2016 – If there is a tie, prepare 2nd ballot; a runoff ballot for the alternate position was distributed via survey monkey to eligible athletes. 
  • October 19, 2016 – 2nd ballot for the alternate position closes.
  • October 20, 2016 – Results shared with USSA Athletes’ Council, USSA counsel, the VP of Athletics, and CEO; in case of another tie, the USSA Athletes’ Council will vote to break the tie via e-mail ballot.
  • October 21, 2016 – Results shared with USSA Executive staff and the USOC; letters sent to the winner of the alternate position and to the others who ran, thanking them for their willingness to serve in this critical athlete position representing USSA athletes.