Notice of election for BGS President Elect

24 June 2020

The BGS is holding an election for its next President Elect and members will be able to vote from 24 June at 9am until 24 July at 5pm.

The new President Elect will take office in November 2020 for a two-year term, supporting Dr Jennifer Burns as President. After this, they will serve a further two-year term from November 2022 to 2024 as BGS President, succeeding Dr Burns in the role.
There are two candidates standing for election:
  • Professor Adam Gordon
  • Professor Martin Vernon
For more information about the candidates and their election pledges, please click here.
We will also be holding a video Q&A session with the two candidates, to give BGS members the opportunity to find out more about their plans and priorities in the role. If you would like to submit a question for consideration, please send this via email to m [dot] stewart [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk no later than midday on Tuesday 30 June.
All BGS members will receive an email with a button to cast their vote from 9am on 24 June 2020. Votes must be cast by 24 July 2020 at 5pm. To ensure anonymity, you do not need to be logged in to vote.


Am I eligible to vote?

All current BGS members are eligible to vote in the election. If you need to check your membership status, please contact the Membership Officer at membership [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk or call 0203 747 6942. If you need to renew your membership or would like to become a member, click here.

How do I vote?

You will receive an email with a unique link to cast your vote. Each member is entitled to vote once and the link will expire once it has been used. To ensure anonymity, you will not be required to log in to vote. To check or change the email address linked to your BGS membership, please log into the BGS website, go to ‘My Account’ in the top right hand corner and then click on ‘Manage my account.’

What if I haven’t received an email or the link doesn’t work?

If you have not received the email or need assistance to vote or to confirm your membership standing, please contact the Membership Officer at membership [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk or call 0203 747 6942.

When will the results be announced?

We will announce the results during the week commencing Monday 27 July, once the candidates have been notified of the outcome.

How can I watch the Q&A session with the candidates?

The video will be posted on this page after 2 July, and we will be sharing links via @GeriSoc on Twitter and through our e-Bulletins. Please email m [dot] stewart [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk by midday on Tuesday 30 June if you would like your question to be considered.