Elections & Voting

Bureau Elections


Candidate Nominations

The deadline for nominations as per ALDE Party's internal regulations was three weeks prior to the Congress and therefore passed at midnight CET on Friday 21 May 2021. The nominations received by that time are listed below. Please click on candidates names to see letters of their nomination:


Nominations received for the three positions of Vice Presidents:

Luis Garicano, Ciudadanos, Spain

Dita Charanzová, ANO 2011, Czech Republic

Henrik Bach Mortensen, Venstre, Denmark


Nominations received for the position of Treasurer:

David Burke, Fianna Fáil, Ireland

Jasmina Mršo, Naša Stranka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The election procedures are outlined in further detail here.


Resolutions and Urgency Resolutions

Please note that in accordance with ALDE Party statutes the deadline to submit draft resolutions to the ALDE Party Congress is six weeks prior to the Congress.

Resolutions must be submitted via the online platform (debate.aldeparty.eu) by 23:59 CET on Friday 23 April.

International Officers may upload draft resolutions on this platform. If you have not received or cannot find your debate platform login details, contact Andrew on the details below.

Member parties will receive a consolidated dossier of all draft resolutions submitted at the latest by Friday 30 April.

Amendments to draft resolutions must then be submitted by Friday 14 May, also via the online platform at debate.aldeparty.eu.

Member parties will then receive a consolidated dossier of all amendments submitted to the draft resolutions by Friday 21 May.

Urgency Resolutions

Draft urgency resolutions can be submitted via the online platform debate.aldeparty.eu until Wednesday 9 June at 12:00 CET. They must not exceed 300 words and must deal with issues or developments that occurred since the deadline for regular resolutions (23 April).

If you have any questions regarding the resolution and working group process, please contact Cate Nymann, head of the Policy and Membership Unit, on [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding the resolution and amendment platform, please contact Andrew Burgess, ALDE Party Senior Political Adviser, on [email protected]


Delegation lists will close at 12:00 CET on Friday 4 June.

After this point, changes can only be made in the statutory exceptional cases of flight cancellation, sickness, or unforeseen political developments. In such cases, please contact the ALDE Party Secretariat immediately [email protected]

Failure of the International Officer to assign all voting rights by this deadline will result in that delegation being unable to exercise unallocated votes.

To review the number of votes each delegation is entitled to, please download the delegation list.


Due to the virtual nature of the Congress meeting, all voting will take place via the OneTec voting system at: www.votingonline.eu  

If you have been allocated a voting right as a delegate of a full member party that has paid its 2021 membership fees, you will receive your personal login credentials to access this voting platform by email.

This email will be sent from "[email protected]" so please also check your spam folder to check if you have received it. This login will be unique to you.


Voting during the sessions

If you are able to, we recommend logging onto this voting website using a mobile device, so that when the votes are called during the session, you have your own personal voting device in your hand. This platform also works via your internet browser.

You will be able to access the platform during the votes, but you will not be able to cast a ballot on a vote already held.


Voting in the Bureau elections

You will be able to cast your ballot for the Bureau elections via the OneTec voting system at www.votingonline.eu during the windows advertised on the programme.

Once you have submitted your vote, you will not be able to change it.


What if I hold a proxy vote?

If you have been allocated a vote and a proxy voting right by your member party, after logging in with your personal credentials, your vote will count twice when cast.

Voting rights were programmed into the system following the deadline on 4 June to submit voting lists.

Our voting system will not permit voting twice on the same vote. 


Procedures for the election of the Vice Presidents and Treasurer

Election of the President and the Treasurer:

As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Athens on 24-26 October 2019 (art. 25, a):

“The President and the Treasurer are elected separately, by a majority of more than 50% of the votes cast. If there are more than two candidates, and no one obtains more than 50% of the votes cast, a second round takes place between the two candidates who obtained the most votes.”

Election of the Vice Presidents:

As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Athens on 24-26 October 2019 (art. 25, b):

“The Vice Presidents are elected on a single ballot paper. Delegates can choose as many candidates as they wish to up to the maximum number of vacancies to be filled. 

The candidates with the most votes are elected in the order of the amount of votes. Only candidates reaching the quorum defined as follows are elected: 1/the positions available, i.e. that for 2 positions the quorum will 1/2 = 50% of the ballots cast (and not of total votes), for 3 positions 1/3=33,33% of the ballots cast, for 4 positions 1/4 =25% of the ballots cast, etc.

In case of only one vacant position for a round of election, the principle of simple majority shall be used, as is the case with the positions of President and Treasurer.

Candidates failing to obtain the quorum in the first round can run in the second round where there will be no quorum. Those obtaining the highest number of votes are elected until all vacant mandates are filled.

If two or more candidates obtain the same number of votes for the last vacant mandate, an extra round will be arranged between those candidates to determine who will fill the mandate.

In the event that a sitting Vice President or Treasurer runs for the position of President, an additional mandate would become vacant should that person be elected President.”


In case one or several candidates miss the quorum, a second round of election will be held.

The returning officers will ensure anonymity of the votes by supervising the process and ensuring that the data is not retained following the vote.


Timetable and Congress Deadlines

Please find a full overview of Congress deadlines available to download here.

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