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.
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.
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.
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.