S/WG elections 2023 - calls for candidates

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2023 schedule and procedures for Section & Working Group elections

Several of IAMCR's sections and working groups will be holding online elections in 2023. They are listed below. Note that many of them are having partial elections, with only one or two chairs/vice-chairs being elected while other chairs/vice-chairs continue in the current mandate.

The elections will be held online from 31 May to 16 June* using the SurveyMonkey platform. Individual members and representatives of institutional members in good standing, who are also registered as members of the Section or Working Group are eligible to stand for a position and to vote.

The call for candidates has been launched, and candidate statements will be received until 17 May. Interested candidates must send their name, institutional position, a statement of no more than 500 words and a photograph to the S/WG elections coordinator Andrea Medrado at A.Medrado@westminster.ac.uk with a copy to elections@iamcr.org and to the current Section/WG's Head.

The duration of all mandates of the Head officers is 4 years. Simultaneous candidacies for different positions within the same Section/WG are possible, but simultaneous candidacies for more than one Section or Working Group/Head at the same time are not possible.


  • 26 April - call for candidates launched
  • 17 May - deadline to receive candidate statements
  • 31 May - Polls open
  • 16 June - Polls close
  • 21 June - Elections results announced

Sections and Working Groups scheduled to hold elections in 2023

Click on the name of any section or working group to go to the page with its call for candidates:

  1. Communication Policy and Technology Section
  2. Community Communication and Alternative Media Section
  3. Diaspora and Media Working group
  4. Emerging Scholars Network Section
  5. Health Communication Working Group
  6. Law Section
  7. Media, Communication and Sport Section
  8. Media Education Research Section
  9. Media Sector Development Working Group
  10. Political Communication Research Section
  11. Political Economy Section
  12. Popular Culture Working Group
  13. Religion and Communication
  14. Rural Communication Working Group
  15. Visual Culture Working Group 

*voting dates have been updated