29 May, 2019

Individual members to elect Congress delegates

The ALDE Party secretariat has the pleasure to inform our individual members about upcoming votes. In the month of July, they can vote in the elections for the delegates of Individual Membership to the next ALDE Party Congress and Councils.

The next ALDE Congress - to be held from 24-26 October in Athens, Greece is a key moment for Liberals and Democrats from around Europe to take stock of the new political reality in the European Union following the European elections which was a victory for liberal and pro-European forces. Therefore, save the date!

Every year, individual members elect their delegates ahead of the ALDE Congress. All members who are up-to-date with paying their membership fee can vote. If you are not yet up-to-date, you will receive a reminder in June. According to the individual member internal rules, the number of members who on 1 July are up-to-date with their payment will determine the number of Congress delegates. Therefore, the more members who are up-to-date with paying their membership fee, the more delegates individual members can send to the ALDE Congress and last year we sent 4 delegates to the ALDE Congress. The vote will be held in the beginning of July and will be held online. All paid-up members will receive a voting ballot in their inbox.

Every year, individual members elect one delegate to the ALDE Council. All members who are up-to-date with paying their membership fee can vote. If you are not yet up-to-date, you will receive a reminder in June. The vote will take place at the same time as the vote for the Congress delegates.

All members who are up-to-date with paying their membership fee can nominate themselves. You can nominate for ALDE Congress and/or ALDE Council delegate. You can nominate yourself until Monday 17 June at 12h00 CET. To nominate send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name, a short motivation (max. 40 words) and a picture (as a separate file, attached) and whether you want to nominate for Council and / or Congress. Nominees need to have knowledge of the English language.

Nominees need three other individual members to endorse their nomination. The endorsers should also send a message of endorsement to [email protected] by 17 June.

Ahead of the ALDE Party Congress, the elected delegates submit resolutions on behalf of the individual members which are drafted in a democratic and collective process. During the Congress, delegates have the right to take part in the meetings of the Congress and to voice their opinion in plenary and have the right to vote. According to the rules, delegates are expected to closely coordinate resolutions, amendments and voting decisions with the members of the Individual Members Steering Committee.

The Council delegate is expected, in close coordination with the Steering Committee, to stay up-to-date on matters of membership, finances and organisation of the ALDE Party.

Please find enclosed a full overview of the deadlines for the upcoming votes. Deadlines and timings are per the individual members internal regulation.

June: Non-paying individual members to receive a reminder to pay & Opening of nominations

Monday 17 June 2019:
Deadline to submit nomination for Congress delegate (12h00 CET)
Deadline to submit nomination for Council delegate (12h00 CET)
Wednesday 19 June 2019:
Announcement list of candidates Congress delegate elections
Announcement list of candidates Council delegate elections
Wednesday 3 July 2019:
Elections for 1 week – members who are up to date with their membership payment will receive a ballot for Congress and Council delegates in their e-mail inbox.
Wednesday 10 July 2019:
Announcement results of elected Congress delegates and Council delegate.

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