Elections

About CESS Elections
Current Year Elections
Recent Election Results
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About CESS Elections

Every year, the Central Eurasian Studies Society holds elections for Board Member seats and the Presidency. CESS members play a role in the leadership of the Society by nominating candidates, standing as candidates, and voting in elections. The elections fill the position of President-Elect as well as two Board Members. All Board members hold their roles for three years.

The President-Elect is a three-year role which cycles through the positions of President-Elect (year 1), President (year 2) and Past-President (year 3). Thus, at any one time, each role is filled and these persons comprise the Society’s Executive Committee. In addition to the three president roles, the CESS Board consists of six Board Members. Two new Board Members are elected each year and, at the same time, two complete their terms. Board members take up their positions at the Annual Conference that is held after the elections.

View our current Board and committee members

Current Year Elections

The call for nominations for candidates for the CESS 2021 elections was open from August 19-September 13, 2021.

The 2021 elections ran from September 25-October 6, 2021. All active CESS members were eligible to vote and received their ballots (invitation to vote) by email on the first day of voting.

The results of the election are as follows:

President-Elect: Jeff Sahadeo
Board Members: Nargis Kassenova and Barbara Junisbai

Congratulations to the new Board Members! Thank you to all of the candidates and members who participated in the process.

Candidate statements for 2021:

Recent Election Results

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2020 Election Results

President-Elect: Jennifer Murtazashvili
Board Members: Christopher Atwood and Noor Borbieva

Results of elections from earlier years: View past election results

Nominate or Stand for Election

Any CESS member can become a candidate or nominate another member. Candidates need only be CESS members when the elections are held. Email CESS your nominations.