Catalyze the Vote

The Younger Chemists Committee wants to hear your voice in this year's ACS Presidential Election!

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2020 Official Voting Day

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Meet the President-Elect candidates: Carol Duane and H.N. Cheng
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Hear the candidates speak about topics relevant to younger chemists including education, career development, science literacy, and more
Learn the details of the OFFICIAL Catalyze the Vote voting day! The ballot materials will be released late September, 2020.


ACS President-Elect, 2020


ACS President-Elect, 2020

Carol A. Duane

D&D Consultants of Mentor

H.N. Cheng

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Previous Years

Previous Years


Luis A. Echegoyen

Thomas R. Gilbert


Bonnie A. Charpentier

Willie E. May


Peter K. Dorhout

Thomas R. Gilbert


An initiative launched in 2015 by the Younger Chemists Committee to provide information to all chemists about the candidates to increase voter turnout in the ACS Presidential elections

Tuesday, October 1st 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)

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Ballots for President-Elect 2020 will be distributed in late September or early October 2019 to all ACS members eligible to vote as of August 2019

For the upcoming 2019 American Chemical Society National Election, if you would like to receive your election ballot by regular mail, please register by clicking on the Opt-In Voting link below (link will be posted when available). If you do not register, your ballot will be sent via e-mail. The ballot materials will be released late September 2019.

For information about candidates for other positions, visit the ACS website