SGAC Election Schedule

Elections shall be coordinated by the SGAC Election Officer, which will be one of the two Co-Chairs. See Bylaws Article 6.7.0 –‘The Elections Oversight Committee’. All elections shall include mechanisms for the timely notification of the forthcoming election to eligible voters, a procedure for nominations, an opportunity for nominees to communicate their ideas to voters, a definition of the voter pool, and vote counting procedures. Further details on holding elections can be found in the SGAC Election Guidelines (Appendix B). Learn more about election here

Discover who are the current Chairpersons, Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact here

 

To ensure continuity in the leadership of the Organisation, the election of Chairpersons shall occur annually such that the terms of office of the two Chairpersons are staggered by a one- year period. The individual in the second year of their term will be designated “Chairperson” and the individual in the first year of their term will be designated “Co-Chairperson”. In the second year of their term, the Co-Chairperson is promoted to Chairperson, and a new election is held to appoint a new Co-Chairperson. The Chairpersons are elected for a term of two years, and are not eligible to serve a second term. In the exceptional circumstance that one Chairperson cannot serve out his/her full two- year term and to ensure staggered election of Co-Chairs, a former chair may serve one extra year. In total, the maximum will not exceed three years.

PositionAnnouncement of ElectionAnnouncement of ResultsStart Date of Elected Candidates

Chair1st of January 20201st of April 20201st of April 2020

Co-Chair 1st of January 20211st of April 20211st of April 2021

Regional Coordinators are elected for a term of two years, and may serve a second consecutive term if nominated and elected legitimately according to the SGAC Statutes and Bylaws. Regional Coordinators may serve a maximum of 2 terms. The Executive Committee may nominate outgoing Regional Coordinators to the Advisory Board, or to appointments within the Executive Office.

PositionAnnouncement of ElectionAnnouncement of ResultsStart Date of Elected Candidates

RC Africa 1

RC Africa 2

1st of April 2020

1st of April 2021

1st of June 2020

1st of June 2021

1st of June 2020

1st of June 2021


RC Asia-Pacific 1

RC Asia-Pacific 2

 1st of November 2019

1st of November 2019

1st of January 2020

1st of January 2020

1st of January 2020

1st of January 2020


RC Europe 1

RC Europe 2

1st of April 2020

1st of April 2021

1st of June 2020

1st of June 2021

1st of June 2020

1st of June 2021


RC Middle-East 1

RC Middle-East 2

 1st of November 2020

1st of November 2020

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2021


RC NCAC 1

RC NCAC 2

 1st of November 2019

1st of November 2020

1st of January 2020

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2020

1st of January 2021


RC South-America 1

RC South-America 2

 1st of April 2021

1st of November 2020

1st of June 2021

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2021

1st of January 2021

The election of National Points of Contact in each member state should be conducted in line with the SGAC Election Guidelines (Appendix B). The procedure should allow for an election announcement, nomination procedures, a set timeframe for voting, a pool of eligible voters as defined in the SGAC Elections Guidelines. Following the election, an election report should be forwarded to the SGAC Election Oversight Committee for final approval. Any disputes arising from the electoral processes in the respective States shall be subject to resolution by the Election Oversight Committee. NPoCs can be appointed by the Executive Committee if elections are not practical. (See Bylaw Article 5.2 – ‘Election of National Points of Contact’).

Announcement of ElectionAnnouncement of ResultsStart Date of Elected Candidates

 1st of February 1st of April1st of April

 1st of May 1st of July 1st of July

 1st of August  1st of October1st of October 

 1st of November  1st of January 1st of January