Catalyze the Vote

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

Candidates FAQs

2018 Official Voting Day

Tuesday, October 16th

LIVE Town Hall

Join us to interact with the ACS President-Elect Candidates in a LIVE Town Hall hosted specifically for younger chemists!

Thursday, September 27th

Meet the President-Elect candidates: Dr. Luis A. Echegoyen and Dr. Thomas R. Gilbert
Post questions LIVE on the Town Hall by typing directly to the candidates
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 between October 1 - 3, 2018. Vote, Post, and have the chance to win great prizes!


ACS President-Elect, 2018


ACS President-Elect, 2018

Luis A. Echegoyen

University of Texas at El Paso

Thomas R. Gilbert

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

View the Recording

Did you miss our Live Virtual Town Hall? View the recording and learn what each of the candidates hope to achieve as ACS President!

Previous Years

Previous Years


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

Thur., Sept. 27th 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT)

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Ballots for President-Elect 2019 will be distributed in late September or early October 2018 to all ACS members eligible to vote as of August 2018

For the upcoming 2018 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. If you do not register, your ballot will be sent via e-mail. You have until Tuesday, September 11th, at 11:59 PM Central Time, USA, to register. The ballot materials will be released between October 1 - 3, 2018.

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