About ACES elections
The American Copy Editors Society conducts elections each year for its Executive Committee. The number of positions varies by year, as the officer and board positions are staggered.
The 2014 election ballot will be emailed to members on Feb. 15. The positions to be voted on are at this point being considered by the board in terms of a possible realignment of ACES officers and committee members. The terms of the current president and vice presidents, as well as a number of board seats, expire in 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominations can be made by anyone who is a member in good standing during the nomination period of Dec. 15, to Jan. 15. A prospective candidate may nominate himself or herself. Full, associate, and student members are eligible to make nominations. All nominees must be full members of ACES in good standing on Feb. 1 of the election year. All nominees who comply with the requirements on the nomination form will be accepted as candidates and listed on the ballot.
TERMS: Two years, approximately — from the end of one national conference to the end of the one two years later.
DUTIES: Members of the Executive Committee shape the policy of the society and take on responsibility for projects and routine tasks. Officers have additional duties, as outlined in the bylaws at copydesk.org. ACES operates by virtue of the voluntary efforts of its members, and anyone seeking a seat on the Executive Committee must be willing to spend a few hours each week on the business of the organization. Tasks can include, but are not limited to, researching topics, contacting sources, organizing meetings, making phone calls, sending e-mails, writing proposals and newsletter articles, working on surveys and fundraising. Members of the Executive Committee also are expected to attend the national conference and other periodic meetings, as well as to take part in a monthly conference call. Other information may be found in the bylaws.
QUESTIONS: For more details, e-mail David Sullivan at email@example.com.
Nomination and Election calendar
Dec. 15: Nominations open
Jan. 15: Nominations close
Feb. 10: Candidate biographies are posted on the website
Feb. 15: Voting opens for members in good standing on Feb. 1
March 1: Voting closes
Around March 15: Winners will be announced to the membership. Their terms will begin at the Las Vegas conference.