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AIJA members to vote electronically this year

15 July 2019

E-voting is an electronic system that allows members to log in to a secure voting platform and cast their votes electronically within their web or mobile browsers from any location.

AIJA adopted e-voting in 2018, with the aim to increase accessibility to its internal democratic processes and facilitate new forms of direct participation for its members.

 

How e-voting works

Members will first vote for the First Vice-President. This year, there are two candidates, François Barré (co-chair, National Representatives Committee) and David Diris (co-chair, Officers of the Commissions Committee). The e-voting process is as follows:

  1. Members receive a link to a secure electronic voting platform the first week of September.
  2. Vote opens on Thursday, 5 September, 13:00 CET, and closes on Saturday, 7 September, 11:30 CET.
  3. Members log in to the electronic voting platform using their AIJA Membership ID Number and the email address shared with the Association for communication.
  4. Once logged in, members simply have to choose their preferred candidate.

The debate between the two candidates will be streamed online on Thursday, 5 September, from 12:00 to 13:00 CET.

Members will also vote for a new treasurer, partial renewal of the Executive Committee, and any Resolutions proposed to the General Assembly on Saturday, 7 September. They will again log in to the electronic voting platform, but using a different link. Vote opens at 11:00 CET and closes the same day at 11:30 CET.

If members are unable to vote electronically, they can still assign a proxy to a fellow Member who can vote on their behalf. Members are invited to visit their member dashboard MyAIJA for more information.

Read elections programme - François Barré

Read elections programme - David Diris

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