Elections are held every 2 years as stipulated in our constitution. Typically, the election will be conducted during the AGM meeting for the election year. Participation is open to all registered members, provided they meet the constitutional criteria.
This page contains the answers to some frequently asked questions about elections, and will be updated regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any Igala UK member who is registered on our database (not just WhatsApp) and is up to date with annual dues payment. The same criteria apply to being elected.
What positions are available?
Assistant General Secretary
Activity and Youth Coordinator
When is it holding / what is the timetable?
- 14 - 21 March: Nominations
- 22 - 31 March: Screening, nominee announcement & campaign window
- 1 April: Election Day and announcement of new exco
If I pay my annual dues after the nomination period can I still vote?
While members that register before election day will be eligible to vote, it is not possible to add to the list of nominees. This is to protect the integrity of the vote.
Can people who are not on the register be nominated?
No, only members on the electoral register can vote or be nominated
Apart from meeting the standard criteria, candidates are expected to:
be mainly resident in the UK for at least the next 2 years
not be a member of the electoral committee
have demonstrated commitment to the association within a six-month period prior to assuming executive duties
not have been subject to misconduct
Due to the high number of nominations received this year (an average of 27 candidates per post), the election committee has decided to only progress candidates who receive more than 1 nomination to the screening phase. All nominated candidates should receive an email notifying them of their nomination. Candidates can also decline nominations.
What happens when there is a vacant post?
The minimum number of positions to be filled is 3, including the chairperson, secretary, and treasurer. The EXCO reserves the ability to appoint members to vacant positions.
What happens in the event of a tie?
In the event of a tied vote, the electoral committee will recommend a run-off election to be held the following week. Details will be agreed upon and communicated.
This page will be updated regularly with new answers. If you have any more questions, please send them to Electoral Committee on our usual communication channels.