Registrar Elections

Nominations open 10 January 2020, closing date 7 February

This page contains everything you need to know about elections for the College's Registrar and how you can get involved by standing for election or voting.

All Members, Fellows and Specialist Associates of the College are eligible to stand for election as Registrar.

There are two routes to stand for election as Registrar:

Route 1 - Nomination by Council

The nominating meeting of Council is on 10 January 2020, at this meeting the Council will agree on a maximum of three candidates to nominate for the position of Registrar. Candidates will be proposed and seconded at this meeting and will have to provide their written consent to stand for election.

Forms to complete

If you are proposed as a candidate by Council, you will need to complete and submit the following documents by Friday 7 February 2020.

  • Two supporting statements, one no more than 500 words which will appear on the ballot paper, a second no more than 50 words which will be published in RCPsych Insight 
  • Good standing form

These forms will be available towards the end of 2019.

Route 2 - Nomination by other members

The second route to stand for Registrar is to submit a nomination that is supported in writing by twelve Members or Specialist Associates who are not members of the Council. Members can only support one nominee for Registrar.

Forms to complete

If you want to stand under route two described above, you will need to complete and submit the following documents by Friday 7 February 2020.

  • Nomination form signed by twelve Members or Specialist Associates (who are not Council members)
  • Two supporting statements, one no more than 500 words which will appear on the ballot paper, a second no more than 50 words which will be published in RCPsych Insight.
  • Good standing form

These forms will be available towards the end of 2019.

10 January 2020 Nominations open
7 February Closing date for submission of nomination documents
23 March Voting opens
20 April Voting closes
21 April Results declared

 

College canvassing code for Honorary Officer elections (PDF)

If you have any concerns about canvassing, please contact elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Can I support more than one nomination for Registrar?

No, you can only support one nomination.

Can I be supported by a member of Council as part of the 12 supporting signatures?

No, Council members can nominate members at the nominating meeting of Council on 10 January but otherwise can't support a nomination for Registrar.

Can I discuss my candidacy on my social media or website?

Yes, please see our new  canvassing code (PDF) for further information.

When will voting take place?

The voting period is from 23 March 2020 - 20 April 2020. We will announce the results on 21 April.

2015

Dr Adrian James elected Registrar

Total number of votes cast: 3,297

Voter turnout: 24.9%

2010

Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis elected Registrar

Total number of votes cast: 1,841

Voter turnout: 15.7%

 

All Members, Fellows and Specialist Associates are able to vote in Registrar elections.

 

If you are eligible to vote (please check eligibility section above), you will automatically be included in the electorate. The email address that you have registered with us as your default will be given to the Electoral Reform Services who will send you an email with a link to the voting site. Each link is unique so can’t be shared with others and the voting site can’t be found through a search engine. If you are having issues with your ballot email or you are eligible but have not received the email, please contact elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.