What are statutory elections
Statutory elections are a type of election held within organizations, such as associations, societies, and labor organizations, to elect their representatives or leaders. These elections are regulated by the statutory rules of the organization itself and are also often governed by national or regional laws.
Statutory elections can cover different positions within the organization, such as Board of Directors, Executive Committee, or President. These elections are important because they make it possible to choose the representatives of the organization who will be responsible for making decisions and managing the internal affairs of the organization.
Statutory elections can be conducted in different ways, depending on the statutory rules and the needs of the organization. In some cases they may be conducted in the traditional form, with paper ballots being collected and votes counted manually, while in other cases they may be conducted electronically or online, using special electronic platforms. Although since the pandemic, digital elections are now commonplace.
Why statutory elections are important
All statutory elections are equally important for organizations: they are sensitive events in which people vote for key and apex figures or make important decisions for the future of the organization itself. They are votes or assemblies that therefore have a direct impact on the governance of one's home organization and how that organization will operate in the future.
Voting and by-laws assemblies provide an opportunity for people to have their voices heard, to actively participate in the internal life and workings of their body, and to choose people by whom they want to be represented.
In this regard, it is critical that organizations take the time to inform and educate their internal members about the importance of voting. By doing so, they can ensure that everyone is informed and motivated to make their voices heard on election day.
A recorded vote is a heard voice.