2016 AASAR Election Rules



In accordance with the by-laws of Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research, the election of officers for the next three years will take place between June 15 and November10, 2016. We are hereby release the election rules.

  1. Election Committee

The Election Committee, formed to supervise the election process, is composed of AASAR President, Vice President, President of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, General Secretary, and a member representative.

The Election Committee is conferred the power to propose, verify and finalize nominees of President, Vice President, President of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and other positions.

  1. Qualification of Election

In accordance with the AASAR By-Laws, all AASAR members who joined the association before September 30 of 2016, including lifetime members and members who have paid 2016 membership due before the aforementioned date, can vote and serve as AASAR officers. These qualified members can nominate candidates for Vice President of the Executive Council, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Member of the Executive Council, and Member of the Supervisory Board.

  1. Important Time

1. Election Rules (Draft) for comments

July 7 - July 15, 2016

    2. Release of Election Rules

July 15, 2016

    3. Nomination of candidates

July 16 - August 15, 2016

    4. Release of first batch of nominees for

comments

August 16-August 31, 2016

5. Extended period of nomination (open to Election Committee and new members only)

September 1- September 30, 2016

6. Release of second batch of nominees for comments

October 1 - October 15

     7. Ballot (Email or Online)

October 16 - October 31

8. Release of election results for comments

November 1 - November 7

     9. Announcement of the election results

November 10

  1. Detail

1. Nomination

Members of the Election Committee nominate candidates for President, Vice President, President of the Executive Council, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Nomination of any of the positions require the minimum of two nominators. The nominator needs to obtain the consent to serve from the candidate before nominating him or her for a position and provides the CV/resume of the candidate.

All qualified members of AASAR can nominate candidates for Vice President of the Executive Council, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Member of the Executive Council, and Member of the Supervisory Board. Nomination of any of the positions require a nominator and at least one seconder. The nominator needs to obtain the consent to service from the candidate before nominating him or her for a position.

2. Nominating and Voting Procedures

The nominator need to fill out the nomination form online or email his or her nomination to aasar@lessdrugs.org. Members will also cast their ballots online or by email. All other forms of communication such as telephone call and short message are invalid.

  1. Other

The Election Committee is the final authority on the interpretation of the election rules.

 

Contact information:

Lin Jian: +86 13635076170

Tang Wei: +853 6386 9526

Email: aasar@lessdrugs.org

 

 

Election committee of AASAR

July 7, 2016