The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
Bulletin No. 47
Procedures for the Election of the
Executive Committee of IMU (1999)
- Not less than a year before the meeting of the
GA, the EC shall request proposals for the membership of the EC from the
National Committees for Mathematics, to be considered
before the spring EC meeting prior to the Assembly. The
candidate's CV and a brief description of activities
should accompany the suggestions, as should assurance of the
candidate's willingness to serve if elected.
- The EC shall then form its own slate. The slate
should be mailed to the National Committees at least four months before
the GA, together with background on the candidates,
their fields and countries/geographic areas.
- After the slate drawn by the EC is known, the
National Committees can make further proposals of names specifically for
offices of President, Secretary, Vice-President,
and Members-at-Large. These proposals shall reach the Secretary not
less than two months before the GA. The same information
as in (1) and (2) concerning the nominees, including their
willingness to serve if elected, should be provided.
- The Secretary will send National Committees a
list of all names proposed, as well as candidates' CV's, before the GA.
National Committees are asked to cooperate in having
their delegates to the GA fully informed.
- On the first day of the meeting, the General Assembly
shall appoint a Nominating Committee (NC) consisting of:
Election to (c) shall be from names either proposed
by the President or proposed and seconded from the floor, and shall be
by show of hands unless the meeting decides otherwise.
- the Presihdent
of IMU (chairman),
- all Past Presidents
who are present (ex-officio),
- eight further delegates.
- The NC shall propose a slate drawn from the slate
of the EC and the names in (1) and (3) and shall make it known to the
meeting. No person shall be a candidate for more
than one office.
- Further nominations can be made from the floor
after the slate of the NC has been declared, provided that they are drawn
from names previously offered by the National Committees
as in items (1) and (3) , signed by at least ten delegates, and
convey the same information as in (2) and (3) above.
- The General Assembly shall then elect the new
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Members-at-Large by written
ballots from the EC and NC slates as well as the
list of nominations from the floor (unless a candidate withdraws), but
A vote shall be invalid if more names are marked
in any category than the number of places to be filled (i.e., one each
President and Secretary, two for Vice-Presidents
and five for Members-at-Large).
A candidate for President or Secretary may be elected
only if unopposed or if he or she obtains a majority of the votes cast.
If the first ballot is indecisive, there shall be
a second ballot.
In the ballots for the Vice-Presidents and Members-at-Large,
the two or five candidates respectively who obtain the
largest numbers of votes shall be elected. In the
event of a tie, the President shall decide.
Note: Statute (9) provides (inter alia) that: "each delegation
shall be free to cast the votes to which it is entitled either as a
unit or divided in such a manner as it may determine."