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 end their year term. Board members take up their positions at the Annual Conference that is held after the elections.
Current Year Elections
The call for nominations for candidates for the CESS 2018 elections ran from May 23 to June 4, 2018.
The date of the 2018 elections was from July 16 until August 6, 2018. All active CESS members are eligible to vote and received their ballot paper (invitation to vote) by email on the first day of voting.
Most Recent Election Results
2018 Election Results
President-Elect: Marlene Laruelle
Board Members: Jeanne Feaux de la Croix, Martha Merrill
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.