Frequently Asked Questions
How will candidates be elected?
Votes will be counted per college. To be elected, candidates should obtain at least 10% of the votes cast as a condition sine qua none. As limited by the availability of seats per college, the candidates who obtain the greater number of votes will be elected, provided that not only one candidate per country is elected.
Is it possible to cast more votes within a given college than there are seats?
No. Members will be asked to cast at the maximum the same number of votes as seats for each college. Ballots having more votes than seats will be declared null and void. However, members can, if they wish, cast fewer votes than the number of available seats.
What happens if there are fewer elected governors than available seats?
In this case, the By-Laws allow co-optation. (Article 5.4.5) The criteria and the process for co-optation would be established by the newly elected Board and should provide better balance amongst the Governors, from a geographical, sectoral and gender point of view.
What happens if, within a given college, two candidates of a same nationality obtain both a sufficient number votes to be elected to the Board?
Only the candidate who has obtained the greatest number of votes will be elected. The other seat will be filled by the candidate who has obtained the next greatest number of votes with a nationality that is different than those already elected.
What happens if non-elected candidate(s) from any given college obtain more votes than elected candidate(s) from another college?
Only the number of votes within a college is considered to determine who is elected.
Who will be responsible for counting the votes cast?
The president will appoint an ad hoc election committee composed of three Council members not running for election, to count and record the votes cast.
How was the election procedure decided?
Following the principles adopted during the 3rd General Assembly, the Commission on Legal and Financial Affairs, in permanent consultation with the Board, worked over the course of a year and a half to establish an election procedure, which was then included in the By-Laws.
These By-Laws were unanimously adopted during the 20th Board of Governors meeting in Rabat in March of 2005, and will be submitted to the General Assembly for ratification. The full text of the By-Laws may be accessed online through the Council’s website.