The term of office of those who were elected in the 2022 JpGU
Representative Election is due to expire on March 31st, 2024.
JpGU will hold the 2024 JpGU Representative Election to choose new
representatives to replace them.
Election Administration Committee members
Masanori Kaneko, Masayuki Nishi, Toru Nozawa, Sohsuke Ohno, Masahiko Sato, Hiroshi Shimazu
2024 JpGU Representative Election Rules and Procedures
Anyone who is approved as JpGU member until the day before the official announcement of representative election 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.
Anyone who is approved as JpGU member until the day before the official announcement of representative election 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 13th 2023.
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 August 1st 2023.
For the 2024 JpGU Representative Election the number of representatives for each electoral zone is shown below.
Space and Planetary Sciences: 23
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences: 33
Human Geosciences: 18
Solid Earth Sciences: 45
Education and Outreach: 18
Official announcement of Representative Election: Wednesday August 2nd 2023
Period for declaration of candidacy starts:9am on Monday August 14th 2023
Period for declaration of candidacy ends:5pm on Wednesday September 13th 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
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 an odd number) Votes are cast online using the JpGU Membership System.
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.