Five members of the Business Committee are elected every year. Elections are held each February and are overseen by a representative of the Electoral Reform Society. At present, elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is being recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections.
Notice of forthcoming Elections, and the offices for which elections will be held in the following February, are published in advance in the winter issue of the Billet within Edit, along with candidate statements. This information will also be available on the General Council website with notices being sent out by email.
Statement on Election of Member of the Business Committee 2017
As only two valid nominations were received by the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016 for the five available Business Committee positions, no election will be required. Accordingly the two candidates, Mr John Clifford and Ms Janet Currie, will be deemed to have been successful and their appointment will be announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 18 February 2017.
The three remaining casual vacancies will be duly filled by co-option by the Business Committee.