Your Vote, Your Society! Board of Directors Nominations & Elections
SPSP is a member-based organization and its elected leaders help shape the future of the Society. Voting is a member benefit and an important duty of members. We hope you will take the opportunity to exercise this special privilege. For more information about the entire nominations and elections process, read the 2021 SPSP Nominations and Elections Guidelines.
How do I vote?
Elections are held April 1 – April 22, 2021. Instructions on how to cast your ballot online are sent via e-mail on April 1 from SPSP Elections via Survey Monkey (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you did not receive your ballot, email email@example.com.
Voters shall rank order each candidate in one ballot. If one candidate gets fifty percent or more of all the first preference votes, that candidate will be selected on the first count. If no candidate gets fifty percent or more of the first preference votes, the candidate with the fewest number “1” votes is dropped and its votes are re-cast to the candidate each voter ranked next. This continues until one candidate gets fifty percent or more of the votes cast.
Full, Early Career and Retired members with a doctorate in psychology and dues paid through December 31, 2021, are eligible to vote in the elections. Your membership must be active as of March 30, 2021 to receive a ballot.
What do Board members do?
Descriptions of Board positions and responsibilities can be found here.
What is the elections timeline?
Election results tallied and confirmed by the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair
April 26 (week of)
Candidates notified of final election results by the Executive Director
May 3 (week of)
Results of the elections are shared with the membership
The following candidates will appear on the 2021 SPSP Ballot for election to the Board. Descriptions of Board positions and responsibilities can be found here. Their terms will begin January 1, 2022. All methods of campaigning are prohibited by all nominees, members, non-members or third parties. “Campaigning” is defined as soliciting votes or making explicit quid-pro-quo promises in return for support.
Links to the online ballot will be e-mailed to eligible members on April 1, 2021. Full, Early Career and Retired members with a doctorate in psychology and dues paid through December 31, 2021, are eligible to vote in the elections.
Member at Large – Application
Member at Large – Outreach and Advocacy
Member at Large – Primarily Undergraduate Institutions