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Nominations and Elections for ASHA's Board of Directors

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Each year, the  Committee on Nominations and Elections (CNE) seeks nominations and conducts elections for positions on the Board of Directors. Elections are conducted electronically from April to June each year.

ASHA’s elections process has changed effective with the 2020–2021 Nominations and Elections cycle. Bylaws resolution BOD 9–2020 moved ASHA to a hybrid election for the BOD when it was approved by the membership. A hybrid election is a combination of both (a) uncontested elections (sole candidate per position), with members having one vote to approve or not approve the slate of candidates, and (b) contested positions, with each position having up to three candidates and with members electing one candidate for each office.

Nominations and Elections Process

ASHA members may nominate candidates for all BOD positions. The office of the President-Elect and all Vice President positions are uncontested elections, and two new Board Member at Large positions (one for Audiology and one for Speech-Language Pathology) are contested elections, with up to three candidates on the slate per position.

2021 Nominations and Elections Information and Schedule

General Information

  • Nominations and elections will be conducted electronically (no paper ballots).
  • To participate in the elections, you must have an email address on file. To add or update your email address, go to the online Membership Directory.
  • If you have forgotten your membership number or experience problems with the nominations/elections site, send an email to governance@asha.org.

Nominations

Board of Directors

The call for nominations for ASHA’s Board of Directors is open October 14 through December 2, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., ET. Terms of office for these positions are January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2024. Please refer to the Board of Directors election cycle for a list of positions up for election. 

Elections

  • The 2021 elections will open April 14, 2021, and will close at 3:00 p.m., ET, on June 2, 2021.
  • The CNE will submit a slate of BOD candidates to the membership for all positions, which will open a 1-month comment period for feedback.
  • Members of the CNE will review comments and feedback on the slate. If necessary, the CNE will consider making appropriate changes.
  • An electronic election ballot will be provided to members upon conclusion of the comment period to either approve or not approve the entire uncontested slate. Members will also be provided a ballot to vote for open contested positions.
  • Audiology members may vote for audiology positions on the Board of Directors.
  • Speech-language pathology members may vote for speech positions on the Board of Directors.
  • Dually certified members may vote for positions in both professions.
  • Members not from the professions may vote for non-profession-specific positions on the Board of Directors.
  • Visit the ASHA website to review ASHA’s Election Practices.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the single governing body of the Association. The Board of Directors actively promotes the objectives of the Association, operating in accordance with and administering and implementing the programs and policies established by the Board of Directors and those in the Bylaws.

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