VNGOC Board Election – Candidates and Voting Procedures

The full list of eligible candidates for the VNGOC Board Election as well as details on the voting procedures are now available:

Nominees by Position Organization
Chairperson*
Esbjörn Hörnberg IOGT International
Jamie Bridge International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
Martin Ignacio Diaz Velasquez Evangelical Protestant Church of El Salvador (IEPES)
Phaedon Kaloterakis European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC)
Deputy Chairperson**
Asia Ashraf Sunny Trust
Jamie Bridge International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
Lucía Goberna Lehmann Dianova International
Martin Ignacio Diaz Velasquez Evangelical Protestant Church of El Salvador (IEPES)
Nikita V. Lushnikov National Anti-Drug Union
Treasurer**
Orsolya (Orsi) Feher Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Savaş Yılmaz Turkish Green Crescent (Turkiye Yesilay Cemiyeti)
Deputy Treasurer*
Orsolya (Orsi) Feher Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Zoran Jelić NGO STIJENA RESOC
Secretary**
Penelope Hill Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia
Rogers Kasirye Uganda Youth Development Link
Savaş Yılmaz Turkish Green Crescent (Turkiye Yesilay Cemiyeti)
Tania Ramírez México Unido Contra la Delincuencia
Deputy Secretary*
Asia Ashraf Sunny Trust
Nikita V. Lushnikov National Anti-Drug Union
Penelope Hill Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia
Shaun Shelly TB/HIV Care (SA Drug Policy Division)
Tania Ramírez México Unido Contra la Delincuencia

* = These positions elected at the 15th March 2018 meeting will be held for one year.
** = These positions elected at the 15th March 2018 meeting will be held for two years.

A separate vote will be taken for each of the Board positions at the 15th March 2018 meeting, and a simple majority of those voting will be required to elect the Board. Please note that some nominees are running for two positions, and therefore may not be considered in the vote for a Board position if they have already been elected for another position during the 15th March 2018 meeting. The separate vote for each of the Board positions will be conducted at the 15th March 2018 meeting in the following order: Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Secretary, and Deputy Secretary.

Only VNGOC member organizations in good standing (i.e., paid the 2018 membership fee unless exempt or expressed intent to pay the membership fee in person at the 15th March 2018 meeting) may cast one vote for each of the Board positions. Members can participate by voting in real-time (i.e., in person, remotely, or by proxy) or in advance (by completing an online ballot).

Go here for details on how to participate in voting.

You can download the complete list of candidate incl. all voting instructions as a pdf.

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