The Election Task Force is the guardian of the IBE’s election process and ensures that procedures are adhered to and are applied fairly in all of the IBE elections. The Task Force is also accountable to the full membership of the IBE.
The members of the Election Task Force are:
Susanne Lund, Sweden
Vinod Saxena, India
Tomás Mesa, Chile
The following is an extract from the IBE Constitution and Bye-Laws 2004
IBE Election Procedures
1.1 The IBEs Constitution documents the basic process by which the International Executive Committee and the IBE Regional Executive Committees are elected. The Constitution of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) therefore takes precedence.
1.2 The procedures outlined in this bye-law apply to all of the IBEs elections. This includes, but is not limited to, elections to the International Executive Committee and elections to the IBEs Regional Executive Committees.
1.3 The IBEs Constitution and these election procedures are available to any member of the IBE and to any person nominated for election to the International Executive Committee or an IBE Regional Executive Committee.
1.4 By standing for election, all candidates accept that these procedures apply and agree to observe them and be bound by them.
2.1 The guardian of the IBEs election process will be an Election Task Force of three people appointed by the International Executive Committee. The Election Task Force will ensure that these procedures are adhered to and are applied fairly in all of the IBE elections and it will be accountable to the Full Members of the IBE.
2.2 The members of the Election Task Force shall not be personally interested in the outcome of any election for which they have oversight. Should such an interest occur, the Task Force member(s) shall immediately excuse themselves from the Task Force and they shall be replaced by another person appointed by the International Executive Committee.
2.3 The IBEs legal and other professional advisers will provide counsel and opinion to the IBE and the Election Task Force as required.
3 Management of Elections
3.1 The Election Task Force will be responsible for managing and administering the election process in all of the IBEs elections.
3.2 This process extends from the initial election announcement and call for candidate nominations through to the validation and declaration of the result of the ballot(s).
3.3 In matters of doubt, interpretation or as otherwise specified in these procedures, the Election Task Force will refer to the IBEs Constitution, bye-laws, policies and procedures and professional advisers as required.
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