ELECTORAL STATUTES OF THE ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY SPECIALISED GROUP/EXPERT GROUP ON ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY OF THE RSEQ.
These Statutes establish the election procedures for the Governing Board of GEQO in accordance with articles 10, 11, and 12 of its own Statutes and article 15 of the RSEQ Statutes.
The GEQO Governing Board shall be elected by vote among the GEQO members according to the following procedure:
1- THE SECRETARY OF GEQO
The Secretary of GEQO, with prior approval of the GEQO President, will propose an electoral calendar in accordance with these regulations and set a deadline for the submission of candidatures that, duly endorsed in accordance with the GEQO Statutes, will be forwarded to the GEQO Secretary through signed ordinary mail.
2- ONCE FINISHED THE SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR CANDIDATURES
Once finished the submission period for candidatures, the President of GEQO will announce, after consulting the Governing Board, the candidates that meet the requirements.
3- THE CANDIDATURES WILL BE SENT...
The candidatures will be sent to all the members, along with precise instructions on how to exercise their right to vote, one month before the General Assembly at which the votes shall be counted.
4- EACH MEMBER CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE
Each member can only vote once, regardless of the method chosen to do so. The right to vote may be exercised by mail or in person at the pertinent General Assembly. Only in the case where just one candidacy has been presented, the vote may also be exercised by electronic mail.
5- VOTING IN PERSON
Voting in person: If there is only one candidate, the Secretary of GEQO will request the support to that candidature of the members present at the General Assembly who deem it appropriate and have not previously exercised their right to vote by mail. If there are several candidates, the GEQO Governing Board will provide the appropriate ballots and envelopes so that the members can exercise their right to vote anonymously during the General Assembly. At the time of voting, presentation of an official identification document (ID, Passport, or residence card) will be required.
6- VOTING BY MAIL:
Voting by mail: This will be done by signed mail addressed to the Secretary of GEQO. The letter, which shall be sent by the deadline established for this purpose, shall contain a sealed envelope with the candidature being voted or a blank ballot with no identifying marks of any kind. This envelope shall be placed in another one containing the name and signature of the voter, accompanied by a photocopy of an official identification document (ID, Passport, or residence card). Any identifying marks on the ballot, blank ballot, or envelope will invalidate the vote, being considered a null vote. un documento identificativo oficial (DNI, pasaporte o tarjeta de residencia). Cualquier marca identificativa en la papeleta, hoja en blanco o sobre conteniendo el voto invalidará éste, considerándose voto nulo.
7- VOTING BY EMAIL:
Voting by e-mail: In the case when there is only one candidature, the vote can be exercise by email within the established period. In said email, it shall be clearly indicated that the voter is giving his/her vote to the submitted candidature and the number of an official identification document (ID, Passport, or residence card). The email shall be addressed to the Secretary of GEQO and will be treated as a confidential document.
8- THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES…
The total number of votes obtained by each candidate will be the sum of the valid votes cast in their favour by any of the voting procedures included in these Statutes. The chosen candidate will be the one with the greatest number of votes.
9- ONCE THE ELECTION PROCESS IS COMPLETED
Once the election process is completed, both physical and electronic ballots will be destroyed.