Nominations are now being sought for the three WAPOR offices to be filled in this fall’s election. The term of each position begins January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2017. This year we ask for nominations for the positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Chair of the Publications Committee and Chair of the Liaison Committee.
The WAPOR Constitution states that the Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting membership dues and other revenues of the Association, for administering the funds of the Association and for performing such other duties as the Council may prescribe. S/He shall prepare and distribute to all members a report of each Council and Business meeting and shall submit an annual report to the membership covering his or her activities for the year and the financial situation of the Association at the end of the fiscal year. S/He shall be an ex-officio chair of the Finance Committee.
The Chair of the Publications Committee heads the Publications Committee and shall coordinate all publication activities of the Association such as journals, book series, the website and the newsletter. The Committee presents to the Council nominations for the editors of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
The Chair of the Liaison Committee shall primarily be responsible for all contacts, relations and discussions with other associations and research agencies such as the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the World Association of Research Professionals (ESOMAR) and other international and regional professional research associations, as well as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), other United Nations agencies and private international organizations.
Any member who receives 20 nominations will automatically appear on the final ballot. The Nominations Committee will select any other candidates. The WAPOR Constitution requires contested elections for Council. All WAPOR members in good standing are eligible to nominate the candidates. Candidates must also be members in good standing.
The deadline for this year’s nominations is September 7, 2015. The Nominations Committee is chaired by WAPOR Past President Alejandro Moreno. Members can send nominations by email to Renae Reis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally they can be faxed to 1.402.472.7727 or sent by mail to the office of the Secretariat:
c/o UNL Gallup Research Center
931 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0346