2018 ACM SIG Elections

SIGs Holding Election and SIGs Extending Terms

In accordance with ACM Bylaw 6, the following SIGs will hold elections in 2018: SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGCHI, SIGDA, SIGITE, SIGPLAN, SIGSIM, and SIGSOFT.

SIG elections are generally scheduled to take place in odd numbered years, with the elected officers holding office for a set number of years as set forth in the SIG's bylaws. There is a provision for the SIG’s Executive Committee to make a onetime request to extend its term of office. This provision was introduced so that SIGs did not have to hold an expensive election when officers would be rerunning for office, since incumbents were usually reelected.

In accordance with ACM's Constitution and Bylaws, the following SIGs have requested, and the SIG Governing Board EC has granted, an extension of terms as follows:

  • SIGBio (for a three-year term)
  • SIGDOC (for a one-year term)

If you are a voting member of SIGBio or SIGDOC, you may petition the ACM to request an election. A petition with the names/signatures of at least 1% of the SIG's members must be submitted to ACM HQs by 23 October 2017. To initiate the petition process, please contact Pat Ryan, ACM’s Chief Operating Officer (ryanp@hq.acm.org). If the petition is successful, the SIG will be asked to form a nominating committee and begin the electoral process.