COMPRES Electorate, as described in the ByLaws, article 3
Section 1. Powers: Full power in the management of the affairs of the Organization is vested in the Electorate. To this end and without limitation of the foregoing or of its powers expressly conferred by these By-Laws, the Electorate shall have power to authorize such action on behalf of the Organization, make such rules or regulations for its management, create such additional offices or special committees and select, employ or remove such of its officers, agents or employees as it shall deem best. The Electorate shall have the power to fill vacancies in, and change the membership of, such committees as are constituted by it.
Section 2. Power of Appointment: The term "Executive Officer" referred to in Sections 3-6 shall mean a Senior Officer of a Member institution above the level of Department Head.
Section 3. Composition: The Electorate shall be composed of one person from each of the Member institutions. An Executive Officer of each such Member institution shall designate one Elector, who shall be the holder of an academic appointment, with major responsibilities for instruction and/or research in the earth sciences, in a department, program or other organizational unit of such member institution.
Section 4. Term of Office: Each Elector shall continue in office until a successor is chosen and qualifies or until he or she dies, resigns or is removed by an Executive Officer of the member institution.
Section 5. Resignation: Any Elector may resign at any time giving written notice to the Chairperson of the Executive Committee or the President of COMPRES. Such resignation shall take effect at the time of receipt of the notice, or at any later time specified therein.
Section 6. Alternate Electors: An Executive Officer of each Member institution may appoint from within the Member institution an alternate Elector to serve for the term specified by such appointment. In the absence of an Elector from any meeting of the Electorate, his or her alternate may, upon written notice to the President of the Organization from the Elector or from a duly authorized representative of the Member institution of the Electorate, attend such meeting and exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of the absent Elector.