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2022 SIG Coordinating Committee Elections

The 2022 SIG Coordinating Committee elections will be open Wednesday, May 11, 2022 through Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 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 SIGs Election Coordinator” (noreply@directvote.net). To ensure that your SIG Coordinating Committee election emails arrive safely in your inbox, add noreply@directvote.net as an approved sender.**

Look for the following election notices:

May 11–12

Email notification

May 18–20

Paper notification mailed to those unavailable by email

May 23

Email reminder

June 2–3

Reminder letter mailed to all eligible voters who have not voted as of late May

Email reminder

June 13

Final email reminder

Need your login information? Have it emailed to you again.

Not ready to vote now? Add a reminder to vote to your calendar.

Reminders

The following SIGs are holding elections:

  • SIG 1, Language Learning and Education
  • SIG 6, Hearing and Balance Sciences: Research and Clinical Applications
  • SIG 9, Pediatric Hearing and Hearing Disorders
  • SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education
  • SIG 11, Administration and Supervision
  • SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • SIG 16, School-Based Issues
  • SIG 18, Telepractice
  • SIG 19, Speech Science

The following SIGs will not have vacant elected positions for the 2023–2025 term, so no elections are being held in 2022:

  • SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders
  • SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
  • SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Per SIG policy regarding filling elected committee vacancies (see Nominations and Elections section of the SIG Volunteer Leadership Handbook [PDF]), the following SIGs will also not hold elections in 2022; positions on these committees have been won by acclamation.

  • SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
  • SIG 7, Auditory Rehabilitation
  • SIG 8, Public Health Audiology
  • SIG 15, Gerontology
  • SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication and Related Disorders

Candidate information, including a link to the candidate’s profile on the ASHA Community, will be available on the online ballot. You will need to log in to the ASHA Community to view the profiles.

Names of all new Coordinating Committee members will be released following the SIG elections.

Contact Information

Visit the SBS website to remove yourself from mailings from SBS. Note: If you want to receive mailings for future SIG elections, you will have to contact SBS to have your name and email address returned to the contact list.

For technical assistance on the voting site, contact SBS by phone at 866-909-3549, via email at support@directvote.net, or through an electronic support request (M–F, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Central Time); your request will be processed by noon (Central Time) the next business day.

For general questions about your membership or the SIGs, contact ASHA’s Action Center at 800-498-2071 or actioncenter@asha.org (M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Eastern Time); you will receive a response within one business day.

*Only SIG affiliates (ASHA Members, including those who joined SIGs as doctoral students) are eligible to participate in the elections. International Affiliates, Assistants, and NSSLHA members are not eligible to vote or hold office. ASHA membership and SIG affiliation had to be current as of Friday, April 29, 2022.

**For directions on how to add noreply@directvote.com as an approved sender, check with your IS/IT administrator, do a web search on this topic; each email service (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo) is different.

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