The Election Process

The following voting process is implemented each year by BVNA in order to ask all BVNA full (RVN) members and student members to appoint new BVNA Council members.

w/c 10 February

Notice of Election

Notice of the BVNA’s intent to hold an election

10 February 2020

Nominations open

Nominations for election candidates open. Candidates will receive acknowledgement of successful nomination.

31 March 2020

Nominations close

No further nominations may be submitted after this date

13 May 2020

Publication of Candidates

Candidates for the poll are published. Candidates may not withdraw after this date. If the election is uncontested then a statement will be made to reflect this.

1 June 2020

Polls open

Voting starts

1200hrs 10 July 2020

Polls close

Voting stops

0900hrs 13 July 2020

Statement of Result

Results are published online

 Further key dates for successful candidates are below.

12 September 2020


New Council members are invited to observe Council and Committee meetings

11 October 2020

Ratification of new Council Members

New Council members are ratified in the AGM at BVNA Congress

14/15 November 2020


Induction Weekend for new Council Members

For more information on the elections and the code of conduct, please read the documents below:

BVNA Elections: Guidance for Candidates

Code of Conduct for Council Members, Officers and Advisors

BVNA Elections: Rules and Constitution