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Nominations and Elections for ASHA's Board of Directors and Advisory Councils

Each year, the Committee on Nominations and Elections seeks nominations and conducts elections for positions on the Board of Directors, Audiology Advisory Council, and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. Elections will be conducted electronically from April to May each year.

2020 Nominations and Elections Information and Schedule

General Information


Board of Directors/Advisory Councils

The call for nominations for ASHA's Board of Directors and Advisory Councils is open October 16 through December 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Terms of office for these positions are January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023. Please refer to the Board of Directors election cycle, AAC election cycle, and SLPAC election cycle for a list of positions up for election. 


  • The 2020 elections will open April 15, 2020, and close at 3:00 p.m. ET on June 3, 2020.
  • Audiology members may vote for audiology positions on the Board of Directors and the Audiology Advisory Council (see AAC election cycle for your state).
  • Speech-language pathology members may vote for speech positions on the Board of Directors and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (see SLPAC election cycle for your state).
  • 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.
  • Election Practices

Board of Directors

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

The Role of the Advisory Councils

ASHA has two Advisory Councils, the Audiology Advisory Council and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. The Advisory Councils identify and discuss critical and/or emergent issues of concern to members and the professions. The information provided by the Advisory Councils is used to help inform decisions made by the Board of Directors regarding the programs and services that should be provided for members and supported by Association resources.

Each Advisory Council comprises 54 members. There is one member from each state, the District of Columbia, international constituency, U.S. territories and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

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