Each year, OrigamiUSA members elect the OrigamiUSA Board. Board members are elected by the membership for 2-year terms, with half the Board members elected in alternate years. Board members serve on and chair various committees, which is where most of the organization's activities happen.

The election process starts in February with the Call for Nominations. A nominated candidate must send in a statement of candidacy, which is sent to all members along with proxy ballots in late May. Members vote for Board members from among the nominated candidates and send in their proxy ballots. Alternatively, they may cast their vote in person at the election, which is held as part of the OrigamiUSA Annual Convention at the end of June in New York City. At that time, the votes are tallied—both proxy and in-person—and the results are announced at the Annual Meeting. The election of Board officers (by and from the Board members) takes place a few weeks later.


Read about the job requirements, nomination process, and voting process.

Important Dates

  1. Date for minimum membership date to be eligible to run: July 20, 2023*
  2. Call for nominations: sent on or before: March 22, 2024
  3. Deadline for nominations to be received: May 21, 2024
  4. Date for minimum membership date to be eligible to vote: May 31, 2024
  5. Candidate statement receipt deadline: May 26, 2024
  6. Proxy ballots mailing and voting opens on or before: June 7, 2024
  7. Proxy ballots must be postmarked by: July 9, 2024
  8. Date of Annual meeting/actual election: July 20, 2024

*To run for the Board, your membership must have been current as of July 20, 2023, and must remain current thereafter up until the election.

Online Proxy Designation

When the election is open, you can designate your proxy via email using this web page. After the election closes, you can see the results on the same web page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers about elections are here.

If you have a question that is not answered there, please send an email to elections [at] origamiusa.org.

Candidate Statements

Historical Candidate Statements