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APA Apportionment Ballot

11/21/2018-

by SIOP Administrative Office

Please Support SIOP (Division 14) by December 14!

SIOP members who are also members of the American Psychological Association (APA) have already received the annual apportionment ballot from APA. The apportionment ballot is conducted annually to determine the composition of the following years' APA Council of Representatives.

The ballot asks you to allocate 10 votes among the divisions and state associations with which you are affiliated. These points are used to determine how many seats each division and state association receives on the Council.

Please ALLOCATE AS MANY OF YOUR VOTES AS POSSIBLE TO OUR DIVISION (Division 14 of APA). SIOP generally has a large block of APA members who allocate all 10 votes to Division 14. This helps us keep or increase the number of representatives we have.

The Council makes decisions about many items of great interest to SIOP members. APA Council Representative Stephen Stark explained, “The APA Council of Representatives considers and votes on a variety of issues that affect I-O psychology education, research, and practice.”

“However, the overwhelming majority of Council members have clinical and counseling backgrounds. By allocating votes to Division 14, SIOP members can help ensure we retain our four seats on Council and have a voice in the staffing of APA committees and task forces, advocacy funding and lobbying, and approval of guidelines that can have a profound effect on our field,” he added.

During the past couple of years, for example, our APA Council Representatives have influenced APA's decisions on several critical issues affecting all of us in SIOP, including practice, the science agenda, and funding for basic research. The more representatives we have, the stronger our voice in APA and the better we can ensure that APA's activities and spending consider our interests and concerns.

Please be sure to submit your apportionment ballot and make your vote count! APA mails ballots November 15 and voting closes December 14, 2018.

For more information about APA apportionment procedures, visit the APA website here.