Election Information - ASM Division C
|This page contains general election information and general job descriptions for ASM Division C leadership positions.
|General Election Information|
|General Election Information
|Schedule for Annual Election Process|
|February 15||First call for Nominees for Annual Ballot.|
|June 24||Deadline to submit Nominees for Annual Ballot.|
|July 1||All persons elected during the previous Annual Ballot begin their terms.|
|October 1||Annual election process begins.|
|December 10||All Ballots are due.|
|February 1||All Candidates are notified of the outcome of the election.|
|Division Advisor (1 Year)
Division Advisors provide guidance on policies and procedures relating to the duties of the Division Chair. They also provide assistance to the Divisional Group Representative on matters concerning the activities of the Group. [Top of Page]
|Division Chair (1 Year)
Division Chairs appoint a Nominating Committee for their Division. The Nominating Committee consists of at least 3 members, who will select a chair among themselves. The charge of this committee is to propose candidates for the offices of Chair-Elect and Alternate Councilor for the Division. The Nominating Committee should select two candidates for each of these offices. (if only one candidate is selected, the candidates will run unopposed).
Division Chairs are members of the Nominating Committee for Divisional group Representatives for their Division. Division Chairs play a key role in identifying and determining how the scientific interests of their Division members can be met by ASM, especially at the General Meeting. More information regarding the specific responsibilities of the Divisional Chairs can by supplied by the Meetings Department at ASM Headquarters. [Top of Page]
|Division Chair-Elect (1 Year)
The Division Chairs-Elect ultimately play a role in identifying and determining how the scientific interests of their Division members can be met by ASM, especially at the General Meeting. [Top of Page]
|Division Councilor (2 Years)
All current Alternate Councilors and Councilors will complete their full terms of service before the new policy would take affect for a specific division. Therefore, with the 2007 election cycle (terms starting on July 1, 2008), the position of Alternate Councilor will not be placed on the ballot. The transition period will be fully complete with the 2010 election cycle.
The Division Councilor provides divisional representation at the Council Meeting and keeps the Chair and Chair-elect fully informed of all matters likely to affect the division. The voting members of the ASM Council include Councilors elected by Branches and Divisions and the members of the Council Policy Committee. Council, as the ASM Board of Directors, is the governing body of the Society and is empowered to implement the mission of the Society, to authorize policy, and to ensure that operations conform with the Constitution and Bylaws. [Top of Page]
|Division Alternate Councilor (2 Years)
|Divisional Group Representatives (2 years)
Candidates for Divisional Group Representative are selected by Nominating Committee or by a petition signed by at least 25 Full Members, in good standing, of the Division. The Nominating Committee is composed of all of the Division Chairs of each Divisional Group. At least two candidates, who have recently served as Division Chair, are selected by the Nominating Committee. In February, Division Chairs receive a list of the most recent past chairs for the divisions within their divisional group. Election is conducted by mail ballot of voting members constituting the Divisional Group. Ballots are distributed at the time of the annual election in the fall.
Divisional Group Representatives play a key role in determining the content of the General Meeting. For more specific information about the responsibilities of the Divisional Group Representatives contact the ASM Meetings Department. [Top of Page]