- Candidates may:
- Network with professional colleagues via face-to-face meetings, one-to-one telephone calls, group mailings, and/or group or individual emails to inform them of their nominations and seek their support
- Participate in ASHA planned activities provided to inform ASHA members of all of the candidates
- Respond to Allied and Related Professional Organizations (ARPO) questions that their group deems important to their members that could be published in ARPO publications
- Supporters of candidates may communicate with friends and colleagues through face-to-face communication, one-to-one telephone calls, group mailings, and/or group or individual e-mails.
- Expenditures associated with candidacy (with the exception of the calls and mailings referred to in #1 and #2 above). These include:
- Soliciting or accepting financial support from either individuals, professional associations, corporations, or employers
- Seeking or accepting an employer or corporate sponsorship that would distribute campaign items or mailings on a candidate's behalf
- Production and use of campaign paraphernalia including, but not limited to: buttons, fliers, balloons, display booths, stickers, ribbons, or other give-aways.
- Seeking or accepting public "official" endorsement of, or financial contribution from, any ASHA Special Interest Group, committee, board, or specialty commission.
- Seeking endorsement of candidates from members of the Board of Directors or ASHA employees/staff.
- Running on a "ticket" (i.e. encouraging members to vote for individuals as a part of a slate).
Members of the Committee on Nominations and Elections (CNE) shall remain neutral and non-partisan during the elections process. It is unacceptable for any ASHA member to lobby a member of the CNE on behalf of potential nominees.
Questions about election practices should be sent to [email protected].