Rules for Election

Rules for the Election of the President

  1. The President shall be elected in the year prior to the end of his/her term of office.
  2. The election shall be conducted by an Election Administration Committee consisting of a few members appointed by the President from among the regular members.
  3. The Election Administration Committee shall elect a chairperson from among its members, make necessary announcements to the members, and perform necessary duties concerning voting, vote counting, and reporting the results of vote counting.
  4. Elections shall be conducted by direct secret ballot of the active members by mail or by alternative methods.
  5. The Election Committee Chair shall notify in advance any member who is not eligible for election in accordance with Article 13 of the Constitution.
  6. If there is more than one first runner-up in the election of the President, the plurality shall confer under the supervision of the Chairperson of the Election Committee, and the Chairperson shall determine the winner ex officio
  7. In the event that the first-place winner in the election for President withdraws due to unavoidable circumstances, the second-place winner shall be carried forward to the election.
  8. The Election Committee shall complete its duties by notifying the winner of the election and announcing the details of the election to the membership.
  9. These rules shall come into effect as of April 1, 2013.