The reorganization of the ACBL Board of Directors has begun with the kickoff of the 2021 election season in May, e.g. for offices beginning January 1, 2022. Even though their boundaries remain unchanged, the 25 districts have been divided into 13 regions, each represented by one Regional Director. In order to place directors into roughly equal classes, regions 1 (districts 1 and 2), 6 (district 7), 9 (districts 15 and 16) and 13 (districts 18 and 19) will elect Regional Directors for three-year terms while regions 2 (districts 24 and 25), 4 (districts 5 and 6), 5 (districts 12, 13 and 14) and 11 (districts 22 and 23) will elect Regional Directors for four-year terms. The remaining regions will conduct elections in 2022. Units encompassing the entire region will elect the Regional Director based on their unit voting power. By 2024, it is expected that the ACBL Board will be comprised of 13 Regional Directors.
The Board of Governors will also shrink in size. Currently the Board of Governors numbers about 150 persons, comprised of five elected Representatives from each of the 25 districts plus past presidents of the Board of Directors and past chairs of the Board of Governors. However, the ACBL Bylaws were recently amended to provide that, by January 1, 2024, the Board of Governors will be reduced to approximately 100 persons by being comprised of three elected Representatives from each of the 25 districts plus the past presidents and past chairs. The positions of First Alternate District Director and Second Alternate District Director, initially included as part of the five Representatives, have been eliminated and no further elections for those positions will be held (the term of any alternate serving on January 1, 2021 has been extended for one year). During the 2021 election cycle, three Representatives from each of districts 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 20 and 24 will be elected for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.