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Regulations Concerning of Officers

Regulations concerning Election of Officers
Public Interest Corporation, Japan Academy of Nursing Science

Article 1

These regulations specify the required items relating to election of Officers of the Public Interest Corporation, Japan Academy of Nursing Science (hereinafter referred to as “the Academy”).

Article 2

The Election Administration Committee (hereafter referred to as “the Committee”) designated in the Academy’s Regulations concerning Election of Councilors Article 2 shall conduct the election of candidate Officers.

Article 3

Candidate Officers shall be elected by Councilors casting votes for their peer Representatives.

Article 4

The election date shall be set by the Committee and announced to Councilors.

Article 5

Election of Director candidates shall be conducted by each Councilor voting for five persons by secret ballot.

Article 6

Election of the Auditor candidate shall be voted by secret ballot, with each Councilor voting for one candidate.

Article 7

The vote shall be counted by the Committee.

Article 8

Votes shall be counted with an observer present.

2

The observer in the preceding item shall be selected by the Committee from among Regular members who are not Councilors.

Article 9

When voting using a ballot paper, to be valid, ballots returned to the Committee must be postmarked by the deadline.

Article 10

Regardless of the voting method, the following votes shall be invalid:

 

(1)

Votes entered for a person who is not a candidate

(2)

Votes in violation of the Election Regulations

2

When voting using a ballot paper, the following votes shall be invalid:

 

(1)

Votes not using the official ballot and envelope

(2)

Votes using a blank outer envelope

(3)

Received after the voting deadline

Article 11

Director and Auditor candidates shall be elected in descending order of the number of votes obtained.

2

A tied vote shall be resolved by the Committee conducting a lottery.

3

Votes for candidates with the same surname and first name that cannot be distinguished by other candidates shall have the votes equally allocated among the candidates in question.

4

If a candidate is elected as both a Director and an Auditor, the candidate is elected to the Officer role with the most votes. If the number of votes is equal for both positions, the candidate shall be elected as a Director.

5

When the elected persons have been decided, the Committee shall inform successful candidates of the election outcome and receive the consent of the successful candidates.

6

When a successful candidate declines to be elected, the person with the next highest votes shall be elected.

Article 12

The Committee shall submit the list of candidate Officers to the Board of Directors.

Article 13

There is nothing to prevent the Board of Directors creating an Officers appointment proposal and Runners-up proposal with reference to the candidate Officers elected by the Committee, and even if the Officers appointment proposal is as follows, this may be presented to the Councilors meeting.

 

(1)

All or part of the persons elected by the Regulations in Article 11 are not adopted in the Officers appointment proposal

(2)

Persons not elected by the Regulations in Article 11 can be added to the Officers appointment proposal.

Article 14

Amendments of these Regulations shall be made by resolution of the Board of Directors.

Supplementary Provisions

These Election Regulations take effect from January 1, 2010.

Supplementary Provisions

Amendment of these Election Regulations takes effect from August 8, 2010.

Supplementary Provisions

Amendment of these Election Regulations takes effect from May 18, 2014.

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