2021 WAPOR Election Results

WAPOR sought to fill three offices in elections this autumn: the Chair of the Liaison Committee, Chair of the Publications Committee, and Secretary/Treasurer. Kseniya Kizilova was re-elected Chair of the Liaison Committee, Henning Silber was elected as the Chair of the Publications Committee, and Yulia Baskakova was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Their two-year terms begin on 1 January 2022.

On behalf of the nominations committee, we would like to thank the candidates who stood for the election, including Trevor Tompson, Paulina Tabery, and Michael Nitsche. We also thank the 43.26% of the membership who voted. If you wish to become involved with any of WAPOR’s committees or have ideas about the organization, feel free to reach out to WAPOR Council (https://wapor.org/contact-us/). We welcome your feedback and engagement.

The 2022 WAPOR Council will be: 
President: Timothy Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago (US)
Vice President/President-Elect: Robert Chung, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (Hong Kong)
Past President: Marita Carballo, Voices Research and Consultancy (Argentina)
Secretary-Treasurer: Yulia Baskakova, Langer Research (US)
Chair, Professional Standards Committee: David Jodice, D3 Systems (US)
Chair, Liaison Committee: Kseniya Kizilova, World Values Survey Association (Austria)
Chair, Publications Committee: Henning Silber, GESIS (Germany)
Chair, Conference Committee: Tatiana Karabchuk, United Arab Emirates University (UAE)
Chair, Membership Committee: Tamas Bodor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (US)
General Secretary: Sergio Wals, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (US)

Information about the electoral process:

WAPOR’s General Secretary is responsible for the electoral process and the Past President is in charge of setting up an electoral committee. The composition of the committee must reflect, as much as possible, the diversity of WAPOR’s membership. However, the committee cannot know all of the members who might be qualified and interested candidates in all regions of the world, thus we strongly encourage you to suggest names of people whom you think could be good candidates for one of the three offices on the Council.

The committee’s role is to examine all the suggestions that it receives from members and, taking into consideration the essential diversity that we seek on the Council, as well as availability and qualifications, propose two or more candidates for each office. The committee is not limited to the members’ suggestions, it can also seek candidacies. The electoral committee will try to propose slates of candidates that will respect WAPOR goals, and help it grow everywhere and in all the fields in which our organization is or should be active.