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Call for Nominations: President, Vice-President, Members of Publications Committee

Nominations are invited for President and Vice President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, as well as three positions on the Publications Committee.  Both nominators and nominees must be members of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.  Nominations should e-mailed to the SSSI Election Officer (Laurie Linhart, laurie.linhart@drake.edu ) by (June 15, 2013).  The new President and Vice President will take office during the 2013 meetings in New York City, and will serve for one year.  Members of the Publications Committee will serve three-year terms, also beginning at the 2013 meetings.

We are also inviting nominations for President-Elect and Vice President-Elect.  The persons selected for these positions will become President and Vice President at the national meeting in 2014.  This is a one year experiment that the Executive Committee and I believe is needed to facilitate the smooth transition from one set of officers to the next.  If it works out as we expect, then we will propose an amendment to the constitution to make this a normal part of the election process.

Each nominator may nominate one person for each of the four open presidential and vice presidential positions.  It is important that nominators specify whether the nominations are for President, Vice President, President-Elect or Vice President-Elect.  All candidates receiving a minimum of 15 votes or 15% of the nominations (the smaller of the two) and who are willing to serve will be placed in nomination. The winners will be selected by placing all of the names in a hat.  The Elections Officer will pick one name for each position. 

Nominators may nominate 3 people for the Publications Committee.  The 3 people receiving the most nominations/votes will become members of the Publications Committee.

A list of past presidents and vice presidents has also been posted here.  Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. 

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SSSI Org,
May 15, 2013, 8:10 AM