2023 SIG Coordinating Committee Elections

The 2023 SIG Coordinating Committee elections to fill the 2024-2026 elected positions will be open Wednesday, May 10, 2023 through Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 11:59 p.m., Central Time. ASHA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2023 SIG elections. Eligible affiliates* will receive login information via email—or via postal mail if email is unavailable—from the 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.**

Candidate information, including a link to the candidate's profile on the ASHA Community, will be available on the online ballot. Names of all new Coordinating Committee members will be released following the SIG elections.

Cast Your Vote


*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 must be current as of Friday, April 21, 2023.

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

Election Notices

Look for the following election notices.

May 10–11

Email notification

May 17–19

Paper notification mailed to those unavailable by email

May 22

Email reminder

June 1–2

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

Email reminder

June 12

Final email reminder


The following SIGs are holding elections:

  • SIG 1, Language Learning and Education
  • SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders
  • SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
  • SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
  • SIG 9, Pediatric Hearing and Hearing Disorders
  • SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education
  • SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • SIG 16, School-Based Issues
  • SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders

The following SIGs will not have vacant elected positions for the 2024–2026 term, so no elections are being held in 2023:

  • SIG 11, Administration and Supervision
  • SIG 19, Speech Science
  • SIG 20, Counseling

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 2023. Positions on these committees have been won by acclamation.

  • SIG 6, Hearing and Balance Sciences: Research and Clinical Applications
  • SIG 7, Auditory Rehabilitation
  • SIG 8, Public Health Audiology
  • SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • SIG 15, Gerontology
  • SIG 18, Telepractice

Technical and Customer Support

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.

Voting Site Support

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.

ASHA Member and SIG Affiliate Support

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.

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