2019 WAPOR Elections

The voting for the 2019 WAPOR election is currently underway and is open to all members who paid dues for 2019. This year votes are being cast for Secretary/Treasurer, Chair of the Liaison Committee, and Chair of the Publications Committee.  The term of each position begins January 1, 2020.

Secretary-Treasurer. Oversees WAPOR membership dues and other revenues; administers the association’s funds and investment strategies; works with Council on activities related to WAPOR’s financial health; serves as ex-officio chair of the Finance Committee. The candidates are Henning Silber and Trevor Tompson.

Chair of the Liaison Committee. Manages WAPOR relations with its chapters; coordinates with organizations including, but not limited to, ESOMAR, AAPOR, UNESCO and other United Nations agencies, and regional/international research agencies. The candidates are Sharon Felzer and Kseniya Kizilova.

Chair of the Publications Committee. Coordinates all publication activities including journals, website, the newsletter, and social media. Supervises selection of editor(s) of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. The candidates are Mari Harris and Jibum Kim.

Each elected Council member will serve a two-year term that runs 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.

Voting will end on November 8.  We will announce the names of the newly elected council representatives to WAPOR members via email and online following notification of the candidates by November 15.

Please note that only WAPOR members with dues paid as of September 1st, 2019, will have the right to vote.


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.