Period for declaration of candidacy starts at 3pm Friday September 15th and ends at 5pm Thursday 21st 2023, and other rules including period for voting and how to vote will be equivalent to the 2024 JpGU Representative Election.
The by-elections for the “Space and Planetary Sciences” and regular election for other Electoral Zones are held during same term and on the same online system.
September 15th 2023
Election Administration Committee members
Chair Sohsuke Ohno
Masanori Kaneko, Masayuki Nishi, Toru Nozawa, Masahiko Sato, Hiroshi Shimazu
The by-election for 2024 JpGU Representative Election Rules and Procedures
Anyone who is approved as JpGU member until the day before the official announcement of representative election and belonging to Electoral Zone “Space and Planetary Sciences” is eligible to vote.
Anyone who is approved as JpGU member until the day before the official announcement of representative election and belonging to Electoral Zone “Space and Planetary Sciences” is eligible to be a candidate in the representative election.
Those who are elected will serve a two year term starting from April 1st 2024 to March 31st 2026.
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 21st 2023.
6.Number of Representatives to be Elected
Space and Planetary Sciences: 1
Official announcement of the by-election for Representative Election:Friday September 15th 2023
Period for declaration of candidacy starts:3pm on Friday September 15th 2023
Period for declaration of candidacy ends:5pm on Thursday September 21st 2023
Voting starts:9am on Tuesday October 3rd 2023
Voting ends:5pm on Thursday November 2nd 2023
Announcement of results: Monday November 13th 2023
*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).
8.How to vote
Logging-in to the JpGU Members Site, each regular member who is belonging to Electoral Zone “Space and Planetary Sciences” can vote for one person.
Forms and Regulations
To stand as a candidate: log-in to the JpGU Members Site and fill in and submit the “Stand as a Candidate” form.
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.