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APA'S VOTING AND BALLOT INFORMATION
PREVIEW THE APA BALLOT
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 23 page 36-36

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.

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Members should contact Carol Lewis no later than January 31, 2006, by phone at (888) 357-7924, ext. 8527, or by e-mail at clewis@psych.org 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.

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