The Nomination Phase for the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University will begin on Monday, January 15, 2018. Three alumni trustees are elected each year for three-year terms. Beginning on January 15, nomination ballots are automatically sent if:

  • You are a Penn State alumnus/alumna;
  • and we have a valid email address on file;
  • and you have not otherwise opted out of Penn State communications.

Those alumni who have previously requested a ballot in the 2017 process do not need to request a nomination ballot again.  It will automatically be sent to you beginning on January 15, providing you still have a valid email address on file with the University and it has not changed. The Nomination Phase will continue until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 25, 2018.

Ballots will begin transmission via email on January 15.  Due to the volume of emails going out, there may be a delay in receiving the email containing ballot credentials. For those who may experience a delay, please check your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folders.  Individual settings on personal email accounts or your email provider may potentially block the email transmission. The ballot email will be sent from In the event that you do not receive your ballot within 48 hours, please use the request a ballot.

If you have voted before – or have received correspondence from Penn State via email in the past – you should receive a ballot in your email. If you need to request a ballot, or you have specific questions, please call VOTE-NET at 866-307-0041.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship.