Election to RCoA Council

Next Election to Council 

The self-nomination period to stand in the next election to Council closed on 20 October 2021.  

Timetable

  • 22 September 2021: Nominations opened. The call for self-nominations was publicised on the website, via social media, in the President’s eNewsletter and the September Bulletin. 
  • 20 October 2021 at 12 noon: Nominations closed. 
  • 16 November 2021: Ballot emails distributed. Ballots will be sent electronically by Civica to the email address registered at the College. The ballot process will be managed and verified by Civica.
  • 16 December 2021 at 12 noon: Ballot closes. Ballots must be returned  by 12pm.
  • 17 December 2021: The election results will be declared via the College website as soon as possible following the ballot count and ratification. The results will also be published in the President’s eNewsletter and the Bulletin.
  • 9 March 2022: New members will be admitted to their first Council meeting

General Information

There are three categories of vacancy:

Consultant member

There are 20 Consultant members of Council who are elected by Fellows, Associate Fellows, Members, Associate Members and Trainees. These positions are renewable. The first term of service is six years, and the second term is four years. Vacancies can arise either from resignations or after completion of a term of service. Those eligible to stand are: Fellows by examination and Fellows Ad Eundem on the specialist register and complying with the conditions of the Ordinances and Regulations.

Eligibility for consultant members of Council

Staff and Associate Specialist member (SAS)

There are two SAS members of Council elected by Members and Associate Members. These positions are renewable. The first term of service is six years and the second term is four years. Vacancies arise either from resignations or after completion of a term of service. Those eligible to stand are Fellows and Members of the College complying with the conditions of the Ordinances and Regulations, who, on election, are not a consultant nor a trainee.  Please note that Associate  Members and Affiliate Members are not eligible to stand for this position. 

Eligibility for SAS members of Council

Trainee member

There are two trainee members of Council elected by those registered as trainees with the College. These positions are not renewable. The term of service for the candidate elected to this vacancy is four years. Vacancies arise either from resignations or after completion of a term of service. Those eligible to stand are Fellows By Examination, and you also need to be registered as a trainee with the College at the time of taking up your Council seat. 
 

Trainee voting flow chart