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November 7, 2013

Dear Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) community,

The CSES Module 4 Planning Committee is nearing the end of its work, and a new CSES Module 5 Planning Committee will take its place beginning next year.

According to CSES guidelines, the CSES Planning Committee membership must turn over approximately 50% from one module to the next. A Nominating Committee has been established to consider the composition of the new Committee. The CSES Module 5 Nominating Committee consists of Christopher Anderson (Cornell University), Ulises Beltran (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica - CIDE), Michal Shamir (Tel Aviv University), and myself.

We are writing in order to ask for you to nominate potential members of the new CSES Module 5 Planning Committee. If you wish to nominate anyone for membership on the Module 5 Planning Committee, please send the name(s) of the person(s) you are nominating and a brief description of your reason for nominating them by email to:

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 31, 2014.

The composition of the new Module 5 Planning Committee will be brought to the CSES collaborators for confirmation at a CSES Plenary Meeting in late 2014.

Thank your in advance for your nominations,
André Blais
Chair, CSES Module 4 Planning Committee
Université de Montréal