Annual Nominations and Elections
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 23–May 30, 2013 at 3pm Eastern time.
2013 Nominations and Elections Information and Schedule
- Nominations and elections will be conducted electronically (no paper ballots).
- To participate in the elections you must have an e-mail address on file. To add or update your e-mail address, go to the online Membership Directory by January 11, 2013.
- International members who wish to vote in their "home state" Advisory Council election must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11, 2013.
- If you have forgotten your membership number or experience problems with the nominations/elections site, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Call for Nominations for ASHA's Board of Directors and Advisory Councils will open October 25, 2012 and close November 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Terms of office for these positions are January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. Please refer to the Board of Directors election cycle, AAC election cycle, and SLPAC election cycle for a list of positions up for election in 2013.
The nomination period for the following committees/boards is now closed:
The nomination period ended August 6, 2012.
- The 2013 elections will open on April 23, 2013, and continue through 3:00 p.m. EDT on May 30, 2013.
- 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).
- 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 is comprised of 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).