Public Announcement of the 2017 JpGU Representative Election

The term of office of those who were elected in the 2015 JpGU Representative Election is due to expire on March 31st, 2018.
JpGU will hold the 2017 JpGU Representative Election to choose new representatives to replace them.
Voting will take place between October 2nd and November 1st 2017. Anyone who wishes either to vote or to stand as a candidate in the Representative Election must be a JpGU member as of 5pm Japan time on 20th July 2017.

Election Administration Committee members(listed in alphabetical order):
Tsuyoshi Iizuka, Takehi Isse, Yoko Kebukawa, Koji Kodera, Hiroyuki Nakata, Takehiko Suzuki,



==2017 JpGU Representative Election Rules and Procedures==

1.Voters
Anyone who is a fully paid up JpGU member as of 5pm Japan time on 20th July 2017 is eligible to vote. Each electoral zone will choose a fixed number of representatives. Voters can cast votes for one or more candidates in their electoral zone, the maximum number of votes per voter being half of the number of representatives to be chosen for their electoral zone.

2.Candidates
Anyone who is a fully paid up JpGU member as of 5pm Japan time on 20th July 2017 is eligible to be a candidate in the representative election.

3.Term
Those who are elected will serve a two year term starting from April 1st 2018.

4.Standing as a candidate
JpGU members may put themselves forward as candidates and they may also recommend other members who they think would make good candidates. Members who recommend others for candidacy must obtain consent from their proposed candidate before submitting their recommendation. Both submitting oneself as a candidate and recommending others is done online using the JpGU Member's Site.

5.Deadline for Submission of Candidacy
Those who wish to be a candidate or to recommend others as candidates must submit the relevant online form by 5pm Japan time on September 11th 2017.

6.Number of Representatives to be Elected
The total number of representatives is fixed at 150.
5 representatives are automatically assigned to each of the six electoral zones (for a total of 30 representatives).
The remaining 120 representatives are assigned to the electoral zones in direct proportion to the number of regular JpGU members in each zone as of July 31st 2017.

For the 2017 JpGU Representative Election the number of representatives for each electoral zone is shown below.

Space and Planetary Sciences: 23
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences: 30
Human Geosciences: 18
Solid Earth Sciences: 50
Biogeosciences: 13
Education and Outreach: 16
Total: 150

7.Schedule
Official announcement of Representative Election: Tuesday August 1st 2017
Period for declaration of candidacy starts: 9am on Thursday August 10th 2017
Period for declaration of candidacy ends: 5pm on Monday September 11th 2017
Voting starts: 9am on Monday October 2nd 2017
Voting ends: 5pm on Wednesday November 1st 2017
Announcement of results: Monday November 6th 2017

*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

8.How to vote
Each regular member can vote for up to half of the number of representatives to be chosen for their electoral zone (rounded up if the number of representatives is a odd number)
Votes are cast online using the JpGU Membership System.


Forms and Regulations
1.To stand as a candidate: log-in to the JpGU Members Site and fill in and submit the "Stand as a Candidate" form.

2.To recomnmend a candidate: log-in to the JpGU Members Site and fill in and submit the "Recommend a Candidate" form.

Regulations of the Election Management Committee (only available in Japanese)
Regulations of the Representative Election (only available in Japanese)
Detailed Regulations of the Representative Election (only available in Japanese)


All rules, procedures, dates and times etc. governing the JpGU Representative Election are formally announced in Japanese. English translations are provided as a courtesy and are for reference only. Should any English language material differ from the original Japanese the Japanese version shall be binding.