GNEC Elections 2021
For Candidates: 1-on-1 chats
For Voters: Ballot Request
Please use this form to make sure that we have the correct email address for your organization’s head representative.
Organizations who have received last year’s ballot need not worry. Those who didn’t should definitely confirm their email.
Organizations who missed the biennial review deadline can get an additional chance to file after successfully voting in the 2021 GNEC elections. Please stay cognizant of updates and notices if your organization can benefit from this opportunity.
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Positions being voted on
(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023 term)
【Director】 （8 seats）
Voting will begin in May for one month.
Election results will be announced at the June 24 Annual Meeting.
Nominations Closed at 5pm EDT, on March 31.
All supplemental materials must have been submitted to email@example.com before 5 p.m. EDT (UTC-4) of March 31, 2021.
You should receive a confirmation email from the GNEC Nominations & Elections Sub-committee for each submission before April 2, 2021.
~Frequently Asked Questions~
What should I do if I’m having trouble accessing the Ballot Request Form?
If you cannot access google forms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and simply provide your main representative’s (or designated voting representative’s) name and email address.
What responsibilities do these positions entail?
For full detail, please review the GNEC bylaws and policies & procedures.
What should I do if I’m having trouble accessing the Nominations Form?
If you cannot access google forms, please contact us at email@example.com and we can provide you with the questions in full text or picture. Whatever may work better for you.
What materials are required in the Nominations Packet?
A complete Nominations Packet includes: the completed google form (requiring a <250-word candidate statement), a picture of the candidate, a resume of the candidate, and an endorsement confirmation from the head of the candidate’s organization (which must be DGC-associated and in good standing). Supplemental materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3/31, 5p.m. EDT.
What information should the Candidate Statement cover?
The Candidate Statement will be shown on the ballot and will be the primary way voters can get to know each candidate at the time of voting. Try to address these questions:
1.What are your objectives in working with the Executive Committee?
2.How do you plan to contribute to the success of the organization?
3.What advice would you provide to GNEC to improve the organization?
4.Describe your prior experience working with representatives from UN Member States, UN Agencies and the DGC.
What kind of picture would work well?
The candidate picture will be shown on the ballot. So, show the voters the candidate’s best side! The space for the picture is not very big, so a headshot would probably look better. However, this is the candate’s opportunity for a visual showcase, so, as long as it’s not inappropriate, the candidate can choose whichever picture they prefer.
What information should the endorsement letter contain?
The endorsement letter should come from the head representative of the candidate’s organization and confirm the following:
-the organization’s name
-the organization is associated with DGC and has had its 2021 biennial review approved.
-the name of the main representative and the email address to be used for contact
-the name of the candidate
-the candidate is a DGC-acknowledged representative of the NGO
-the organization supports the candidate in running
It would also be fantastic if the letter is on the organization’s letterhead, but this is not required.