Section 1. OFFICERS. Division officers include a Chair, Vice-Chair, and a Secretary each elected for a two-year term. The Vice-Chair automatically becomes Chair after the second year. No officers may immediately succeed themselves in office. Newly elected officers take office at the end of each convention and serve through two more conventions.
Section 2. NOMINATIONS. Nominations for offices shall be solicited from Active Members of the Division by a committee headed by the Division's Vice Chair. The names of at least two nominees who have given their consent must appear on the ballot for each vacant office. The committee should actively seek nominees before each ICA meeting preceding an election. These nominees and others nominated at the Division Business Meeting will prepare a one-page biography and statement which the Vice-Chair will collect and submit to ICA (see Section 5).
Section 3. MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATION. The Division Chair shall ensure that the cultural, ethnic, and language regions of the world are widely represented in the Division's committees.
Section 4. ELECTION. The election of any officer shall be by a vote of only the Active Members of the Division.
Section 5. BALLOTING. Elections shall be by vote on a ballot that is incorporated with the ballot for election of officers of the International Communication Association. Such ballots shall be processed and counted, and the results reported, according to the procedures employed for the election of officers of the International Communication Association.
Section 6. VACANCIES. Unusual vacancies shall be filled by appointment of an Active Member of the Division by the President of the International Communication Association. If the unexpired term is for a period of more than six months, the Division may initiate through its regular channels a special ballot for the election of an Active Member of the Division to fill the unexpired term.
Section 7. DUTIES. All officers shall perform those duties usually associated with the respective office, plus whatever additional duties have been confirmed by vote of the Active Members of the Division.