On September 10, 2017, during its second Administrative Committee (AdCom) meeting of 2017 to be held in Washington D.C., the UFFC-S will elect its President-Elect following the procedure prescribed in the UFFC-S Bylaws.
Required Materials for Nominations (interested individuals could ask at least two AdCom Members to sign a nomination letter): =====================================================================
(1) Nominees shall be UFFC-S voting members in good standing
(“UFFC-S voting members” are defined in the UFFC-S Bylaws)
(2) A complete nomination package shall consist of:
(i) a letter of nomination signed by at least 2 (two) AdCom Members
– a list of AdCom members can be found at (UFFC-S AdCom Members
are defined in Section 3.1 of the UFFC-S Bylaws):
(ii) an up-to-date candidate biography including IEEE and UFFC-S contributions, and
(iii) a position statement by the candidate.
(3) Nominees shall be included on the slate as long as a complete nomination package above has been received by the Chair of the Nominations Committee (Jian-yu Lu, reveal email) at least 4 (four) weeks prior to the last scheduled AdCom meeting in an election year (September 10, 2017). I.e., the deadline for nominations is: Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Relevant UFFC-S Bylaws on the Nomination and Election Process:
Copied from the newly approved IEEE UFFC-S Bylaws (see attachment):
“3.5. Nomination and Election of President-Elect
The Nominations Committee shall prepare a slate of at least 2 (two) nominees with nomination packages for the office of President-Elect. Nominees shall be UFFC-S voting members in good standing. In the event that less than two nominees are available, exemption to proceed with one nominee shall be obtained from the IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities. An affirmative vote of two-thirds of all Voting Members of AdCom is required to elect the single nominee.
A complete nomination package shall consist of a letter of nomination signed by at least 2 (two) AdCom Members, an up-to-date candidate biography including IEEE and UFFC-S contributions, and a position statement by the candidate. Nominees shall be included on the slate as long as a complete nomination package has been received by the Chair of the Nominations Committee at least 4 (four) weeks prior to the last scheduled AdCom meeting in an election year. Nomination packages shall be distributed to AdCom within one week after the nomination deadline. At the last AdCom meeting in an election year, the President-Elect shall be elected.
During the election process, at the discretion of the incumbent President, candidates may be invited to make brief statements and answer questions from the floor, provided such opportunity is uniformly provided to all candidates under consideration. The election shall be by secret ballot. An affirmative vote of a majority of all AdCom Members who are eligible to vote shall determine the election. In the case that there are more than two nominees, and no nominee receives the required number of votes, the nominee who received the least votes shall be removed, and the voting repeated. The incumbent President shall not vote unless there is a tie, and shall conduct this election process with the assistance of the Society Secretary and appropriate administrator(s).”
If there are any questions, please contact Jian-yu Lu (Email: reveal email)