Members who are serving their first 4-year term and are willing to serve for a second term are automatically nominated for a second term. The Secretary will confirm the willingness to serve an additional term prior to calling for new nominations.
Not less than 6 months before the next election, nominations of new Members are solicited by broad email distribution to scientists active in cloud physics and precipitation research. Normally, an amended list of participants from the last International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation will be used for the call. The call will also be prominently posted on the ICCP web site.
Nominations can be made via email or regular mail to the President or Secretary of ICCP and must include, in addition to the name of the nominee, the nominee’s affiliation, email address, phone number, and a short description of the nominees scientific accomplishments and expertise. The nominator must also indicate that the nominee consents to serve if elected.
The Officers will appoint a Nominations Subcommittee comprised of 3-5 members of the Executive Committee. Members of the Nominations Subcommittee shall have a good knowledge of the worldwide cloud physics and precipitation scientific communities. The chair of subcommittee will be designated by the President. The subcommittee will tabulate and evaluate the nominations, and develop a “short” list of those deemed most highly qualified. The short list and the complete list of all nominees will be distributed to all members of the Executive Committee at least 2 weeks prior to the election which will occur at the General Assembly. Nominations can be made at any time until the elections are completed.
The election of Executive Committee Members occurs during the General Assembly. The vote is held prior to the election of new Officers and is administered by the current Officers. Votes shall be confidential (by secret ballot) unless this requirement is waived by super majority (2/3rds) of the members present. Members are elected by simple majority vote of the Members and Officers. New members assume their duties after their formal acceptance subsequent to the General Assembly in which they were elected.
Past-Presidents and Honorary members do not participate in either the election of Members or in the election of the Officers, though they may serve on the Nominations or Election Subcommittees.