Treasurer Elections

Nominations open 1 October

This page contains everything you need to know about elections for the College's Treasurer 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 Treasurer.

There are two routes to stand for election as Treasurer:

Route 1 - Nomination by Council

The nominating meeting of Council is on 9 October 2020, at this meeting the Council will agree on a maximum of three candidates to nominate for the position of Treasurer. 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 5pm Friday 6 November 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 used on the College website and social media
  • Good standing form

These forms are available in the following nomination pack for Council nominees.

Route 2 - Nomination by other members

The second route to stand for Treasurer 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 Treasurer.

Forms to complete

If you want to stand under route two described above, you will need to complete and submit the following documents by 5pm Friday 6 November 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 used on the College website and social media
  • Good standing form

These forms are available in the following nomination pack.

1 October 2020Nominations open
6 November (5pm)Closing date for submission of nomination documents
16 DecemberVoting opens
13 January 2021 (noon)Voting closes
14 JanuaryResults declared

Read the College canvassing code for Honorary Officer elections.

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

Can I support more than one nomination for Treasurer?

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 9 October but otherwise can't support a nomination for Treasurer.

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

Yes, please see our canvassing code for further information.

When will voting take place?

The voting period is from 16 Dec 2020 - 13 Jan 2021. We will announce the results on 14 January.

All Members, Fellows and Specialist Associates are able to vote in Treasurer 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 Civica Election Services (formerly 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.