The chair and members of the Nominating Committee will be suggested by the Executive Committee subject to the ratification by the Governing Council. The president or designee of another officer by the president will act as an ex-officio member. The first election will take place at the 2019 World Sleep congress. Members of the Nominating Committee will be announced in 2017 once ratified by the Governing Council.
The Nominating Committee will determine the names and eligibility of individuals placed on the ballot for election as Officers and Elected Council Members. Under normal circumstances, elections will be held for all Officer and Elected Council Member positions, except president (because the president-elect ascends to presidency) every two years. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by a member who is not currently on the Governing Council. There must be at least 4 members of the Nominating Committee and 50% (or more) of the Nominating Committee members must be neither current Officers nor members of the Governing Council. Members of the Nominating Committee may not nominate themselves to be Officers of the WORLD SLEEP SOCIETY. The Chairperson is appointed by the Executive Committee and must be ratified by the Governing Council.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for the following:
· Announcing the upcoming election no less than four months prior to the beginning of voting
· Preparing a ballot for the election
· Placing on the ballot individuals getting at least ten nominations by paid-up individual members of the WORLD SLEEP SOCIETY, received no later than one month before the commencement of voting
· Ensuring least two candidates are put on the ballot for every position of the Elected Council Members, the president-elect, the secretary, and the treasurer.