Candidacy Registration Period (April 24 to May 7)
Members seeking to run for office must first declare their intent to run for office and submit one endorsement from a JAT member. Instructions on how to run will be provided in a subsequent message and on the JAT website. Current directors seeking re-election only need to declare their intent to run for office: no endorsement is required.
Candidates for director must have been JAT members in good standing for the entire year preceding the deadline for submitting candidacy statements, which is the end of the declaration/registration period. Candidates for auditor do not need to be JAT members. Endorsers must be members in good standing as of the date on which they submit their endorsement statement.
As per the JAT Bylaws, candidates need to supply full name, gender, nationality, address of current residence, home telephone number, and primary JAT e-mail address, together with the full name, primary JAT e-mail address, and an endorsement statement from one endorser. Candidacy statements should indicate how candidates envision JAT’s evolution. Endorsement statements should indicate the endorser’s relationship with the candidate and the skills/attributes the endorser believes the candidate possesses that make him or her a good choice. Candidacy and endorsement statements may be up to 300 English words or 600 Japanese characters in length.
The Election Committee requests endorsers to send a brief e-mail to elections at jat dot org confirming the names of each candidate they have endorsed, together with their endorsement statement/s.
The Election Committee will not announce any candidates until after the registration period closes and the eligibility of the candidates and endorsers has been verified. Candidates will be deemed registered only upon verification.
As the Election Committee needs time to verify eligibility and endorsements, we encourage candidates to submit candidacy statements early in the registration period. There may be a delay in the start of the campaign period if necessary, for verification of candidate and/or endorser eligibility.
JAT is run by hardworking volunteer members. Consider running for the JAT Board of Directors to help JAT and the translation community grow stronger and change the translation industry for the better. Your vote, as well, offers the opportunity for capable professionals within our organization to help JAT improve and expand. We encourage you to run in the election and vote as a sign of your support!
If you have any questions, please contact the current Election Committee via election at jat dot org.
JAT Election Committee