EANC Council Elections 2022

It's time to vote! Make your voice heard! The Estonian American National Council (EANC) Election Committee has submitted the final list of candidates to the XXIII Council, with their introductions, see below. Candidates were given the option to write their introductions in Estonian, English, or both.

Elected EANC council members are representatives of this nationally-elected body that serves as the central organization of Estonians in the United States. The EANC Mission reaches all aspects of Estonian interests in the U.S.

EANC Recruiting Committee Chairman Kristi Allpere stated:  We strive to attract candidates from across the US and across generations – the Estonian American National Council values diversity to ensure a wide range of viewpoints and approaches to our mission.

Council members are elected for four years. The Council meets at least once a year, usually in Fall, to review past activities and to vote on the upcoming year´s budget and activity plan. There are numerous committees and working groups on which to be active.

All votes must be cast by September 10, 2022

The Council is what we make it, and great efforts are made to respond to needs and opportunities in the community. I am excited to see what candidates bring to the table. Volunteering in the Council´s work helps strengthen the community and empower local and national organizations and initiatives. And individually, serving on the Council offers a chance to do new things and meet fellow Estonians from around the country while also honoring the old traditions and customs. Our Estonian culture – Estonian as well as Estonian American – is so special. We all play a part in creating it and preserving the Estonian spirit and community.

Mai-Liis Bartling

Candidates to the XXIII Council of EANC

Scroll down to get to know the candidates

Voting Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Estonian, E.g. of Estonian descent, citizenship, or belonging to the Estonian American community
  • Live in the United States of America legally
  • Attest to the above

E-voting Option 

Registration for the e-voting option closed on September 5th. 

If you registered for the online voting option, you should have received an email with your personal voter ID number and a direct link to the ballot. 

If you are having trouble finding the email, we suggest you do the following: 

  1. Use the Search feature within your email box:   The sender name is Estonian American National Council Inc. The sender email address is [email protected]. The subject line states Vote now: Estonian American National Council...

      2. Check your Spam folder.

       3. If neither of these helps, please reach out to the Election Committee, [email protected] or contact the EANC Executive Director for  assistance by telephone, 1 (978) 397-0020.




Register to Vote via Mail-In Ballots 

Ballots have been sent to all addresses in the EANC database. If you receive EANC's Teataja newsletter, you should have received an e-ballot. Please notify of any address changes ASAP to Leelo Linask: [email protected], 978-397-0020.

Additional ballots for eligible voters may be obtained from the Election Committee Co-Chairs.

EANC 2022 Election Committee Co-Chairs:
Lya Karm, Maria Pedak-Kari
[email protected]

All votes must be cast by September 10, 2022