During the Congress, we will hold elections to the ALDE Party Bureau. Elections will be held for the following positions:
Vice President: 3 positions available
Treasurer: 1 position available
The nominations received by the Secretariat are available on the Bureau candidates page.
Resolutions and Urgency Resolutions
In accordance with ALDE Party statutes the deadline to submit draft resolutions is two months prior to the ALDE Party Congress. Resolutions must be submitted via the online platform by 23:59 CET on Friday 07 April.
This year, we shall be using a new platform for the resolutions (OpenSlides). This platform will be launched shortly and International Officers will automatically receive their login details as well as instructions on how to use the platform. The ALDE Secretariat will also organise an introduction session once the platform is live.
Member parties will receive a consolidated dossier of all draft resolutions submitted at the latest by Friday 14 April.
Any amendments to draft resolutions must be submitted by Friday 28 April via the same online platform.
Member parties will then receive a consolidated dossier of all amendments submitted to the draft resolutions by Friday 05 May.
All submitted resolutions and amendments will also be available to view via the online platform.
Draft urgency resolutions can be submitted via the online platform until Thursday 25 May at 12:00 CET. These must not exceed 300 words and must deal with issues or developments that occurred since the deadline for regular resolutions (07 April).
Any questions and queries regarding the resolution & amendment submission process and the platform can be sent to Andrew Burgess at [email protected].
Delegation lists will close at 12:00 CET on Friday 19 May.
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.
You can review the number of votes each delegation is entitled to here.
All voting during the Congress will take place via the OneTec voting system at: www.votingonline.eu (Except in circumstances where a vote by show of hand is decided by chair during votes on resolutions and working groups).
Those allocated with a voting right by their International Officer as a delegate of a full member party that has paid its 2023 membership fees, will receive personal login credentials to access this voting platform by email. This email will be sent from "[email protected]" and this login will be unique to you. Please check your spam folder if it has not appeared.
Voting during session.
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.
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.
Voting rights are programmed into the system following the deadline on Friday 19 May to submit voting lists.
Bureau Elections procedures.
The Bureau shall consist of 11 members, elected by the Congress, amongst whom a President, nine Vice Presidents and a Treasurer. Members of the Bureau cannot serve more than three consecutive mandates of two years each in the same position and no more than eight years in total.
Election of the Treasurer.
As stipulated in the ALDE Party Statutes, adopted by the ALDE Party Congress in Athens, Greece, 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, Greece, 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 position 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 below.