The ballot for voting for the three WAPOR offices to be filled in this fall’s election is now under way. The candidates this year are 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 candidates are Mark Gill and Janet Streicher.
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 candidates are Porismita Borah and Jennifer Hunter Childs.
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. The candidates are David Howell and Jibum Kim.
The Election Committee is chaired by WAPOR Past President Alejandro Moreno. All eligible voters (2015 members) have been notified. The announcement of the winners will be made no later than November 15, 2015. If you have not received a notification for voting, and you believe you should have, please contact the WAPOR Executive Coordinator, Renae Reis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.