ASHA's Special Interest Group (SIG) Coordinating Committees are responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of the SIGs (Perspectives, Convention sessions, etc.). Coordinating Committee members, with the exception of the appointed Editor and Professional Development Manager, are elected by a plurality vote of full affiliates in the respective SIG.
The 2014 SIG Coordinating Committee elections will be open Wednesday, May 14, through Wednesday, June 18, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. ASHA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer these elections; eligible affiliates* will receive election information from "ASHA Special Interest Groups Election Coordinator" (firstname.lastname@example.org). To ensure your SIG Coordinating Committee election e-mails arrive safely in your inbox, simply add email@example.com as an approved sender**.
For technical assistance, please contact SBS at 1-866-909-3549, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website; your request will be processed by noon (Central Time) the next business day.
For general questions about the SIGs, please contact Action Center at 1-800-498-2071 or email@example.com (M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET).
- Candidate information will be available on the online ballot, including a link to the candidate's profile on the ASHA Community. You must log in to the ASHA Community to view the profiles.
- The following SIGs will not have vacant elected positions for the 2015–2017 term, so they are not holding elections in 2014:
- Per SIG policy regarding filling committee vacancies, the nominee for SIG 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, has won the position by acclamation; therefore an election will not be held.
- Names of all new Coordinating Committee members will be released following the SIG elections.
*Only SIG affiliates (ASHA Members) are eligible to participate in the election; International Affiliates, Associates, and Students (including ASHA Members who joined as doctoral students and national NSSLHA members) are not eligible to vote or hold office. ASHA membership and SIG affiliation had to be current as of Monday, April 28, 2014.
**For directions for adding an approved sender, please check with your IS/IT administrator or ask the question on the internet; each e-mail service (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo) is different.