2017 SIG Coordinating Committee Elections
2017 SIG Coordinating Committee elections will be open Wednesday, May 10, 2017, through Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Central Time. ASHA has partnered with Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer these elections; eligible
affiliates* will receive election information from "ASHA SIGs Election Coordinator" (firstname.lastname@example.org). To ensure that your SIG Coordinating Committee election e-mails arrive safely in your inbox, add email@example.com as an approved sender.**
Paper notification mailed (to those unavailable by e-mail)
Reminder letter mailed (to all eligible voters)
Final e-mail reminder
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The following SIGs are holding elections:
- SIG 1, Language Learning and Education
- SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
- SIG 3, Voice and Voice Disorders
- SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
- SIG 5,
Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
- SIG 8, Audiology
and Public Health
- SIG 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood
- SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education
- SIG 11, Administration and Supervision
- SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
- SIG 15, Gerontology
- SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and
- SIG 18, Telepractice
The following SIGs will not have vacant elected positions for the 2018–2020 term, so no elections are being held in 2017:
Per SIG policy regarding filling elected committee vacancies (see Nominations and Elections section of the
SIG Handbook [PDF],
SIG 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, will have a vacant elected position on the Coordinating Committee for 2018.
Candidate information, including a link to the candidate's profile on the ASHA Community, will be available on the online ballot. You must log in to the
ASHA Community to view the profiles.
Names of all new Coordinating Committee members will be released following the SIG elections.
For technical assistance on the voting site, contact SBS by phone at 1-866-909-3549, via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or through an
electronic support request; your request will be processed by noon (Central Time) the next business day.
Visit the Survey and Ballot Systems website to
remove yourself from mailings from SBS; please note that if you want to receive mailings for future SIG elections, you will have to contact SBS to have your name and e-mail address returned to the contact list.
For general questions about the SIGs, contact ASHA's Action Center at 1-800-498-2071 or
email@example.com (M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Eastern Time).
affiliates (ASHA Members, including those who joined SIGs as doctoral students)
are eligible to participate in the elections. International Affiliates,
Associates, and NSSLHA members are not eligible to vote or hold office. ASHA
membership and SIG affiliation had to be current as of Monday, April 24, 2017.
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