Taking time to fill out the ballot correctly will ensure that you have
the fullest input possible in the 2006 election.
Once again, Intelliscan Inc., a professional election management firm, will
conduct the vote count in the 2006 election. As in the past several elections,
eligible voting members will have the opportunity to cast their votes online
by visiting APA's Web site at<www.psych.org>,
where they will find instructions for voting online. The eligible voting
members are members-in-training, general members, fellows, life members, life
fellows, distinguished fellows, and distinguished life fellows.
As a cost-saving measure, ballots will be sent using nonprofit postage, and
to accommodate possible slight delays in delivery, the Board approved an early
mailing date of December 22, 2005. At about the time the ballots are mailed,
Intelliscan Inc. will send e-mails to those members for whom APA has e-mail
addresses, providing them with information on accessing the online ballot in
advance. Members who do not receive such e-mails may also vote online but need
to wait for the paper ballot for their access information.
The paper ballot will be sent in an envelope along with a booklet
containing the photographs and biographies of and brief statements by the
candidates for national, member-in-training, and Area offices. The booklet
contains information on all candidates, including those for member-in-training
trustee-elect (MITTE) and Area trustees. However, only members-in-training
will receive ballots for voting for the MITTE. Similarly, only those members
in Areas 1, 4, and 7 will receive ballots for voting for their respective Area
trustees. The ballot you receive includes only the offices for which you are
eligible to vote.
Members should contact Carol Lewis no later than January 31, 2006, by phone
at (888) 357-7924, ext. 8527, or by e-mail at
if they believe they are eligible to vote but did not receive a ballot or they
received a ballot and misplaced it. In the event of duplicate voting (paper
and online), only the online ballot will be counted. Please contact Ms. Lewis
with further questions, complaints, or suggestions for improving the ballot
packet or the election process.