Detailed rules regarding the election of officers of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences(revised on Jan 28, 2001)

Detailed rules regarding the election of officers of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences

Article 1 These rules stipulate the election procedures according to the rules for the election of officers.

Article 2 Elections will be conducted by a vote of the general membership.

Article 3 Public announcements regarding elections
The election process will be publicly announced to the general membership through the Web page of the society and through the mailing list. The public announcement wil be made more than 30 days prior to the closure of the elections.

Article 4 Nomination of candidates
1. When recommending a nominee, send a letter of recommendation with the date, the name of the full member you are nominating and the position you are nominating him/her for (chairperson, vice-chairperson, Steering Committee member), a letter of acceptance from the nominee, and the signatures of one full member or more to the chairperson of the Elections
Commitee.
2. The Elections Committee shall send a letter confirming receipt of the nomination to the nominee.

Article 5 Selection of nominees
1. The number of nominees must be more than the number previously decided on by the Steering Committee.
2. Nominees’ intent to run will be confirmed by a letter in writing from the Elections Committee. If there are nominees who choose to decline, then the recommendation will become invalid.
3. If there are not enough nominees to fill all the positions, the Steering Committee will select nominees to fill the required number of positions.

Article 6 List of candidates
1. The list of candidates will be prepared in alphabetical order, with information regarding their affiliation and area of research.
2. The list of candidates will be publicly announced to the general membership through the JSLS webpage, as well as through the mailing list.
This public announcement will be made more than 14 days prior to the closure of elections.

Article 7 Voting procedure
The voting procedures will be decided upon by the Steering Committee.

Article 8 Selection of elected persons
1. The candidates with the largest number of valid votes shall be considered as elected, in order, until the decided total number of positions are filled.
2. If there are persons tied with the same number of votes, or if it is not possible to select a person to will a specific position, the Steering Committee will conduct one of the following two procedures:

a. Consider both/all of the tied individuals to be elected, revising
the total number of Steering Committee members.
b. Conduct a run-off vote between the tied individuals.

Article 9 Addendum
These rules shall be revised by a vote of the Steering Committee.

Additional Rules
1. These detailed rules will be effective as of August 7, 1999.