We are now in the process of electing the Alliance's Regional Board Members for the years 2014-2016. Find out below how you can nominate someone to be a Regional Board Member and how to take part in the elections.
- Who can nominate someone to be a Regional Board Member?
Voting and non-voting members, associated groups or partners of the Alliance can nominate someone to be elected as a Regional Board Member.
- How do I nominate someone?
First, download the role description and selection criteria to make sure the person you are considering can be nominated.
Next, download the nomination & motivation form and follow the instructions carefully or the nomination may not be considered.
You can email or post us your completed form but please note it has to reach us by midnight on 17.10.2014.
- Who can I nominate?
You must nominate someone who lives the country where your organisation is based. For example, if your organisation is based in Ghana, you can only nominate someone who lives in Ghana.
Make sure your candidate fills the requirements of the role, as laid out in the role description, particularly with regards to chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C status. They must also have a good level of spoken and written English.
- How do the nominations work?
Only one candidate will be accepted from each country. If there is more than one nominating organisation based in the same country they will need to work together to choose one candidate for that country.
If by 17.10.2014 more than one candidate continues to be put forward by organisations of one country, the Regional Board Members will vote on which candidate should be considered from that country. The Board Member for that region will not be able to participate in that vote.
The final list of nominated candidates and their applications will be posted on the Alliance website by the 03.11.2014, two weeks before the election.
- When are the elections?
The first round of elections will take place the week commencing 17.11.2014. You will have until midnight on 21.11.2014 to cast your vote.
- Who can vote?
Only Voting Members of the Alliance can vote.
Each organisation has one vote. If there is more than one Voting Member in a country, their votes are tallied to create a 'country vote' (see next section)
Each Voting Member may only vote for the Regional Board Member for their own region.
- What happens if there is more than one Voting Member in a country?
If there is more than one Voting Member in a country, their votes will be counted together, creating one single country vote. Whoever received the most votes from that country will receive that country's vote. This is to prevent any one country having undue influence.
If more than one candidate has the same number of votes from Voting Members in one country, all the members from that country will be asked to re-vote for one of the candidates with equal votes. If the second round does not produce a clear winner, 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.
Note here that it would be much simpler if voting members within each country agree to cast their votes for the same candidate.
- How do I vote?
Send your vote by email to firstname.lastname@example.org copying in email@example.com.Two independent scrutineers from Electoral Reform Services will be responsible for counting the votes.
- How are the votes counted?
Whoever receives the most votes in that region becomes the Regional Board Member.
If no candidate receives an absolute majority of more than 50% of the votes cast, there will be a second round of voting between the 2 candidates who received the most votes again with only one vote per country as outlined above. If necessary, this will take place the week commencing 24.11.2014.
In any tied vote the President of the Alliance will have the casting vote.
- When are the results announced?
Results will be announced by email and on the Alliance website within a week of closure of elections.