How many seats can I nominate myself in/vote in?
Once you have logged into the system, you will see the seats that you are eligible to nominate and vote in, based on your membership details.
Can I nominate or propose someone else for a seat?
The system has been designed to allow for self-nomination only. Those elections that currently require a proposer or seconder are being reviewed and will not be rolled out until the later stages of the plan.
What if the elections I want to nominate/vote in are not listed?
If you are eligible to nominate/vote in the election but cannot it listed, your membership details may not be up to date. View and update your details
Why do elections appear in some sections but not others?
This depends what stage the election is at. For example if an election is at the nomination stage it will not appear in the voting section.
Am I able to edit/withdraw my nomination after I have submitted it?
Yes, you are able to edit and withdraw your nomination after submitting it, at any point up until the nomination phase closes.
What if I can see an election to nominate in, but I do not meet the eligibility criteria?
If you are able to view an election but do not meet the eligibility criteria then you are not permitted to nominate. If you’re not sure if you meet the eligibility criteria please first check the election guide or contact the staff election lead (contact details provided in the guide).
What is the memorandum of understanding?
This is a document outlining the election principles upheld within the BMA. It is essential to consent to these principles in order to take part in BMA elections. Read the memorandum of understanding
What name appears on the voting page?
This is the name you have provided for your membership. If you are known by another name, you can change it on the nomination system.
If I fill in the box under 'Are you identified by any other name?' where does this information go?
The name you enter is only used on the online nominations and voting system and will appear on the voting paper. It will not change your membership details.
Are there rules regarding what I can write in my candidate statement?
The election guide available on the system provides all guidance on what should and shouldn’t be included and the rules around wording.
What counts as a word?
The system considers any character between two spaces a word, be it a number or a symbol. It does not count the spaces.
Do I have to upload a photo/video?
Not all elections will ask you to upload a photo and/or video. On those that do we would encourage members to do so as it will enhance your candidate profile.
What are the size restrictions on the photo and video upload?
The maximum size for a photo is 5MB.
There is no size restriction on the video as the users are only required to paste the URL of the video from the hosted site.
Please note: The user needs to copy the URL from the address bar of the browser and paste it in the field.