ANZCA trainee committee elections

Everything you need to know about voting and standing for election in the ANZCA regional and national trainee committee elections.

The ANZCA trainee committees report to the Education Executive Management Committee (EEMC) by considering training-related matters in their respective regions.

Elections for the ANZCA Australian regional trainee committees and the ANZCA New Zealand Trainee Committee take place annually. All ANZCA trainees are eligible to vote and stand for election in their registered jurisdiction.

The next trainee committee elections are scheduled for October/November 2023. We will invite eligible trainees to submit nominations in October 2023. We will then hold an electronic election in November for each of the regions where the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies. 

The results of the elections are sent to the EEMC for ratification.   

Trainees voted in as Chair of their respective regional or national committee form the ANZCA Trainee Committee.

Upcoming elections

Election Nomination period Election date
2024 ANZCA Australian regional and New Zealand National trainee commitees.  5-27 October 2023 10-24 November 2023

What you need to know

Am I eligible to vote and/or stand for election?

All ANZCA trainees who meet the conditions outlined in Regulation 16 are eligible to stand for election, endorse a candidate's nomination, and vote in their registered jurisdiction.

How do I make a nomination?

We will announce the call for nominations in appropriate communications channels, and advise members of the specific criteria that need to be met in order to nominate.

We encourage members to check that their contact information is up-to-date in the MyAnzca Portal. We strongly recommend that you provide your personal email account, as we are aware that many hospital firewalls are set up to protect individuals or complex networks. Firewalls filter incoming and outgoing email-server traffic based on a set of rules determined by the firewall administrator.

When are elections held?

An election will be called if the number of nominated candidates exceeds any available positions, as per Regulation 16 (16.4.5).
It will vary slightly from year to year, but voting will generally take place over two weeks in late October or early November.

How do I vote?

If an election is called, details and advance notice will be given to all voting trainees. Trainees will be invited to vote for their preferred candidates during a specific period (usually 14 days) in late October or early November.

How does electronic voting work?

We use a secure third party electronic voting service called Election Runner to manage the ANZCA trainee committee elections.
During the polling period (usually 14 days), you will be able to access candidate bios and statements and cast your vote. It's easy to use, and you can vote from any location on any device.

When are the results announced?

Once the ballot has closed and results are known, all candidates will be contacted immediately by the regional co-ordinator to advise them of the result.

The results of the elections are sent to the EEMC for ratification. 

Campaigning during elections

Candidates participating in council, board and committee elections must act honestly and with integrity when campaigning.

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