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Council elections 2023: Exercise your vote

Fellows of the Society are encouraged to vote in the forthcoming Council elections

1 March 2023

Autumn e-newsletters, social media channels and Geoscientist warmly invited Fellows to submit their nomination to stand for Council to succeed those retiring at the Annual General Meeting on 14 June 2023: four Council members and a President Designate are sought. 

Two nominations were received for the post of President Designate and four nominations for the four remaining vacancies. The process for the election of members of Council is set out at section 6 of the Bye-laws and the process for the election of President at section 7.

The preliminary ballot begins on 1 March and closes on 31 March and determines the list for the final formal vote on 14 June 2023 at the Annual General Meeting. Civica Election Services (CES), an independent service provider, will administer the ballot on behalf of the Society. 

Fellows will receive an email from CES at the start of March with instructions for how to vote online. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam emails. Fellows without a registered email address will receive a postal ballot pack. If you do not receive your ballot or have any issues with casting your vote, please contact: christina.marron@geolsoc.org.uk

It is important that Fellows exercise their vote and confirm their support for the candidates who will serve on Council and represent Fellows’ interests in shaping the direction of the Society to prepare for current and future needs.

Prof James Griffith, Secretary Professional was invited to remain on Council for a further year in order to provide his experience, expertise and continuity. Michael Kehinde will stand for Secretary, Foreign and External Affairs at the 2023 AGM extending his service on Council to 2026. 

The results of the ballot determine the list for the formal vote at the Annual General Meeting. The closing date for voting, online or postal, is 23.59 on Friday 31 March 2023. Postal ballot forms must be sent to CES (not the Society) and must arrive on or prior to the deadline date.

Fellows are keenly encouraged to participate in the preliminary ballot.

Please note only Fellows of the Society are eligible to vote.

For more information on the 2023 Council elections and to read the biographies of the nominees, please visit: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/councilelections

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