Get Ready to Cast Your Ballot 2021!


election 2021 logo This is a reminder that the 2021 Election opens Monday, February 15, at 9:00am EST! Get to know the candidates and learn more about how to vote. 


The January 2021 issue of School Nutrition features Q&A interviews with Monica Deines-Henderson, SNS and Chris Derico, SNS, who are running for the position of Vice President (pages 18-19). You can also watch video interviews with both candidates by visiting the candidate biographies page


An individual email address is required to cast a vote! 

When the election opens tomorrow, look for an email sent from SNA’s election vendor, Election Services Corp. (ESC) on the Association’s behalf. This email will provide steps for you to authenticate your identity and provide access to your ballot through a unique voting validation number. This number will be required to cast your vote. After voting, you will receive a 

“Thank You for Voting” email from ESC as confirmation. 


 If you don’t receive the initial ESC email in your inbox on February 15, first check your “spam,” “clutter” and “other” folders. Some email systems divert select messages, even when they are from a known, approved source. You may also need to work with your IT department to make sure messages from the “” domain can get through your firewall or spam filter. 

Still can’t find the email? Don’t give up—there are some simple steps to get what you need to participate in this important election.  

It’s possible you did not have a valid, individual email address in your SNA record at the time our database was sent to ESC or, you might have changed your email since last updating your member profile, or you might have a shared email address with other members of your cafeteria or district. Here is what you can do: 

  • Go to and click on the red “Login to my account” button, visible at the top of the page. Check that your member profile includes an accurate, individual email address that is unique to you. 

  • If your record does not have an individual email address, you will need to add one in order to participate in the SNA election.  

  • If your email address was inaccurate or missing, or if the information was correct but you still didn’t receive the election email from ESC on February 15, please contact the ESC Help Desk, toll-free, at (866) 720-HELP (4357) or via email at, and a customer service representative will assist you. Please have your member ID number ready when calling or emailing the ESC Help Desk. 


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