2019 elections

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. Three regional positions are up for election, the European Region (EURO) with one candidate standing, the South East Asia Region (SEARO) with three candidates standing and the America’s Region (PAHO) with one candidate standing. 

The election process will start on Monday 7th January 2019.  Voting will close at midnight GMT on Saturday 12th January 2019.

Election rules as per the World Hepatitis Alliance by-laws

General

  • Each voting member has one vote.
  • Each voting member can only vote for the Regional Board Members for their own region.
  • To prevent any country having undue influence within a region, each country has one vote (see rules within each country below).
  • Regional Board Members are elected by simple majority of votes cast.
  • If no candidate receives an absolute majority of more than 50% of the votes cast, there will be a second round of voting between only the 2 candidates who received the most votes, again with only one vote per country as outlined above. In any tied vote the President of WHA will have the casting vote.

 Rules within each country

  •  The votes from the voting members within each country will be tallied and a single country vote applied to the candidate receiving most votes.
    If more than one candidate have the same number of votes from voting members within one country, all voting members from that country will be asked to revote for one of the candidates with equal votes.
    If this second round still fails to produce a clear winner of the country’s votes, the outgoing Regional Board Member for that region will have the deciding vote providing that he/she is not a candidate. If he/she is, then the other five Regional Board Members should have the deciding vote.

 NB. This process will be made much simpler if voting members within each country discuss and agree on which candidate is the most suitable for the role and cast their votes for that same candidate.

Results will be announced by email and on the WHA’s website within a week of closure of elections.

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