April 1, 2021

Overseer and Elected Director Elections - April 1 to May 18, 2021

Photograph of Harvard’s Loeb House

Elections for Harvard’s governing boards started on April 1, 2021 and voting is open until May 18, 2021.

Alumni may vote for Harvard’s Board of Overseers and Elected Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association. As before, you will be able to vote either online or by paper ballot. 

Members of the Harvard community entitled to vote are to receive further information about the elections shortly before voting begins. Harvard Elections Process has additional information.

For further background, please see:

Harvard Gazette profiles of several current Overseers

Harvard Gazette article about the work of the Board of Overseers

Information on nomination and election process

If you do not have a ballot needed to vote online, or has question regarding their ballot, please contact Harvard Elections:

Call the Election Services Corp. (ESC) help desk toll-free at:
1-866-720-4357 (M-F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET)
1-516-688-7013 (international)

You can also email the help desk at: Election Services - Harvard Elections

Please include your name, mailing address, degree, and graduation year.


For more on the election basics, you can review the elections website, a playlist of elections-related videos and FAQ. Amelia Muller AB ’11, MUP ’20 and Sid Espinosa MPP ’00, members of the alumni-led nominating committee, also shared their perspectives on why it’s so important for alumni to vote. We encourage you to watch their short video and share it with your community.

(Photo from Harvard Magazine: Loeb House, meeting location for Harvard Governing bodies.)