On Wednesday 19 June, the ALDE Party secretariat published the official list of candidates for the internal elections by individual members for their delegates to the ALDE Party Congress in Athens and the ALDE Party Council. The elections will be held from 3-10 July.
Individual members will be represented at these key events by elected delegates. To determine who will represent our members, two elections will be held, from Wednesday 3 July to Wednesday 10 July 2019. All individual members who are up to date with their membership fee will be able to vote. They will receive their voting ballots on 3 July.
By the deadline of 17 June, the ALDE Party secretariat received 19 valid nominations for Congress delegates and 11 valid nominations for Council delegates. In alphabetical order of first name you will find the candidates, their short motivation and a picture. Don't forget to scroll down all the way to view all the candidates, first for Congress and next for Council.
UPDATE 2 July: A number of candidates have informed the ALDE Party secretariat that they withdraw from the delegates elections.
- Sven Gossel, Marie-Catherine Meyer, Wolf Achim Wiegand and Susanne Wunderer have withdrawn from the Council and Congress delegates elections
- Anja Fabiani and Rob Harrison have withdrawn from the Council delegate elections
Their presentations have been removed from the official lists of candidates below. Their names do not feature on the voting ballots.
Please find enclosed upcoming deadlines for the elections. Deadlines and timings are per the individual members internal regulation.
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. Members can vote until 10h00CET on Wednesday 10 July.
Wednesday 10 July 2019:
Announcement results of elected Congress delegates and Council delegate.
Ahead of the ALDE Party Congress, the elected Congress 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.
On Wednesday 3 July, all paid-up members will receive in their e-mail inbox two voting ballots. Voters need to click in the ballot on a link where they will be automatically directed to the online voting page. The voting system is like last year: the candidates with most votes will be elected.
As explained on the nomination page, according to the individual members 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. Last year we sent 4 delegates to the ALDE Congress. There is one Council delegate.
If you haven't received a ballot in your inbox by the afternoon of Wednesday 3 July, please first check your spambox. If there is no ballot in your spambox, contact Daniel via e-mail 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 morning 10 July.
If you’re new to the ALDE Party you might wonder, can other individual members join the Congress too, also those who are not elected as delegates? Yes, all individual members are invited to attend the Congress as a guest. More information will be made available this summer.
Please be informed that after the summer break, individual members will be invited to elect a new Steering Committee, as the mandate of the current Steering Committee will come to an end at the next ALDE Congress. More information will be made available this summer.