Association Affairs

AAAS Annual Elections

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Science  26 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4306, pp. 859-882
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4306.859


Ballots for the Association's 1977 elections and this announcement should reach members of the Association at about the same time. All members will receive a general-election ballot for president-elect, members of the Board of Directors, and members of the Committee on Nominations. Each member who is enrolled in one of the 21 electorates corresponding to the AAAS Sections will also receive an electorate-election ballot for Section chairman-elect, member-at-large of the Section Committee, and members of the Electorate Nominating Committee. The ballots for Electorates Q, R, S, T, U, W, and X will also list candidates for Council delegate.

The 3 June preliminary election announcement listed the names of all candidates and offered members the opportunity to place additional names in nomination by petition. No petitions were received by the 26 July deadline.

A ballot for amendment of Constitution Articles II, VI, and VII is being mailed with the election ballots. Assuming that a majority of AAAS members (or two-thirds of the members who return ballots) ratify the proposed amendments to Articles VI and VII, the terms of all new officers, Council delegates, and committee members will begin on 18 February 1978.

Biographies of the candidates are given below. Candidates for president-elect and for membership on the Board were invited to submit position statements of 500 words and 50 words, respectively. The statements of the candidates for president-elect immediately follow; the statements of Board candidates follow their biographies.