ALDE Party's individual members are invited to participate in a by-election to elect a new Steering Committee member. By the deadline of 26 November, the ALDE Party secretariat has received seven valid nominations.
Members will be able to vote if they have paid their membership fee not more than 12 months ago. All those members will receive a voting ballot in their inbox on Wednesday 5 December and they can vote until 12 December, when the results will be announced.
The seven candidates in the Steering Committee by-election are (in alphabetical order of first name):
Candidates for Steering Committee by-election
The ALDE Party secretariat received one other nomination, from Luca Nascimbene. However, his nomination did not fulfil all criteria to become a valid candidate.
Please be aware of the following deadlines:
By 5 December: Online election opens. You will have one week to vote. Members will receive in their inbox a voting ballot from the online election tool "Election Runner". As this is a by-election, you can only choose one candidate. The candidate with most votes wins the election (relative majority).
By 12 December: Voting closes and results will be announced.
To read more about these elections, click here.
I haven't received my ballot. What to do?
If you haven't received a ballot in your inbox by the late afternoon of Wednesday 5 December, please first check your spambox. If there is no ballot in your spambox, contact Daniel at the ALDE Party secretariat. Contact him as soon as possible. There is not a lot we can do if you contact the secretariat just before the closing of the ballot on Wednesday 12 December.
What about the duration of the mandate of the elected Steering Committee member?
The mandate for a Steering Committee member elected in a by-election will end when the regular mandate of the Steering Committee ends. The mandate of the current Steering Committee will end at the ALDE Party Congress in the autumn of 2019.
You will be able to read more from the candidates on the individual members' blog Liberal Words.