Many of you may have seen the update from AHIMA regarding the ballot and the roles of President-Elect and Speaker-Elect. We wanted to make sure you are aware of all options, including the latest decision from the AHIMA Board of Directors.
All considered options are below. The updated option has been printed in bold.
Vote: Voting would count your vote for the two roles in question, as they are the only candidates on the ballot and it would also allow you to vote for 3 other roles that are currently on the ballot and do have more than one candidate. This choice counts toward the 3% requirement. AHIMA HAS NOW PROVIDED A WRITE-IN OPTION FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT. PLEASE SEE THE EMAIL FROM AHIMA ON STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THIS OPTION.
Abstain: Means that you state you are “not voting” but the choice does count toward the 3% requirement.
No Vote: A no vote, meaning you simply do not complete any part of the AHIMA ballot. This option is the only option that removes you from the percentage of members placing a vote. This does not count toward the 3% requirement.
These communications are not intended to direct your actions. They are intended to inform your choice as a THIMA member.
Shannan Swafford,THIMA President
DHA, MBA, RHIT, CHDA, CCS