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12/06/2020 4:02:37 PM

Nominations for the upcoming RACGP elections will open soon.

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The new President, Censor-in-Chief, and faculty chairs will join the RACGP Board for two years.

The President and Censor-in-Chief positions on the RACGP Board, as well as positions on faculty councils, will soon be open for voting.
 
Key election dates

  • Monday 22 June – election notices sent to members who are eligible to vote
  • Monday 29 June – nominations open for President, Censor-in-Chief and faculty councils
  • Thursday 30 July – nominations close for President and Censor-in-Chief
  • Tuesday 4 August – announcement of President and Censor-in-Chief nominations
  • Tuesday 4 August to Wednesday 19 August – Presidential campaign
  • Thursday 20 August to Monday 31 August – voting period for President
  • Wednesday 2 September – announcement of President-Elect
  • Thursday 3 September – announcement of faculty nominations
  • Friday 4 September to Monday 21 September – voting period for faculties
  • Wednesday 23 September – announcement of faculty councillors
Who can be nominated?
Fellows of the RACGP can be nominated for President and Censor-in-Chief, while Fellows, members and registrar associates can be nominated to be faculty council members.
 
The National Faculty of GPs in Training is the lone exception. Only Fellows fewer than five years’ post-Fellowship and registrar associates can be nominated to be council members.
 
Who can support nominations?
Fellows and RACGP members can support the nomination for the President or the Censor-in-Chief, while Fellows, members and registrar associates can support nominations for faculty council members
 
As with nominations, the National Faculty of GPs in Training is the exception, with only Fellows fewer than five years’ post-Fellowship and registrar associates able to support nominations.
 
Who can vote?
Fellows, members and registrar associates are all eligible to vote in the upcoming President election, while the Board of Censors and Board of Assessment vote to elect the Censor-in-Chief.
 
Faculty Fellows, members and registrar associates can vote to elect faculty councillors. Once elected, the councillors will meet to elect a Chair, who will become a Director on the RACGP Board.
 
The new President, Censor-in-Chief, and faculty chairs will join the RACGP Board for two years, helping to set the strategic direction for the college.
 
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Dr Katriona Mae Wylie   16/06/2020 10:37:24 AM

I'm keen for the college to tell us what will campaigning will look like. What will be the opportunities for members to ask questions of nominees? Will there be online forums and if so, how can members make sure their concerns are raised within them?