Association Affairs

AAAS Annual Elections

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Science  25 Aug 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4357, pp. 707-728
DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4357.707


Ballots for the Association's 1978 elections and this announcement should reach AAAS members 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 chairperson-elect, member-at-large of the Section Committee, and members of the Electorate Nominating Committee. The ballots for Electorates J, K, L, M, N, O, and P will, in addition, list candidates for Council delegate.

The 2 June preliminary election announcement included the names of candidates and offered members the opportunity to place additional names in nomination by petition submitted not later than 17 July. No petitions were received.

A ballot for amendment of Constitution Article 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 amendment, each Section Committee will hence-forth be represented on the Council by the retiring Section chairperson rather than by a representative of an affiliated organization. The ballot also requests that members cast a straw vote on the question of whether or not AAAS should continue to elect Fellows.

Biographies of the candidates are given below, following interviews with the candidates for president-elect. The terms of all new officers, Council delegates, and committee members will begin on January 9, 1979.