*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews Extraordinary Edition,
                                     No.245 September 14th, 2015 ***
Today is deadline of running for Representative election.

– What are roles of representatives? –
Representatives become delegates (or Syain), and can be candidates of
section presidents of Japan Geoscience Union.
They pass resolutions regarding director (or Riji) elections,
confirmation of project master plans and other operation policies
together with society members
at ordinary and extraordinary general delegate meetings.

Elected representatives can be a candidate of the referential
election for directors, and are entitled to vote on it.

– How to be a candidate –
Regular members having eligibility for election can be candidates by
submitting ‘Candidacy Notification Form for Representatives’ within
a time frame of Candidacy Registration to the Board of Elections.
To recommend someone, the consent by the candidate is necessary.

– How to announce your candidacy –
Please fill in the necessary form in the membership subscription page
by September 14, 2015.(11:59PM, JST)

After your application, JpGU office will send a Receipt email by
15th JST.
Please contact office ( by September 16th JST,
in case you do NOT receive any reply.
We cannot accept any claim after that.

– Accepted candidacy -
(as of September 14th 6:30PM)

electoral division                    candidate / quorum

Space and Planetary Sciences                 18 / 16
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences        29 / 19
Human Geosciences                            14 / 14
Solid Earth Sciences                         47 / 31
Biogeosciences                               14 / 9
General Earth and Planetary science          11 / 11

Sum                                        132 / 100

– Schedule –
August 4, Monday, 2015 Official public announcement of
Representative election
August 12, Wednesday, 2015 Declaration of candidacy starts
September 14, Monday, 2015 Declaration of candidacy finishes
September 29, Tuesday, 2015 Casting ballots starts
October 28, Wednesay, 2015 Casting ballot finishes
November 2, Monday, 2015 Ballot counting and reporting the result

                                                 *All times are JST

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