The Africa Liberal Network is proud to announce that a youth committee of the network has been established. This is an exciting time for the ALN, as nominations for elective positions of the first-ever Advisory Youth Council (AYC) are now open. For more information on the AYC, its opportunities and responsibilities, please read the About the AYC document.

Nominations open on 24 July 2016 and will close on 23 September 2016.

Positions

The following positions within the Advisory Youth Council are open for applications:
• Secretary General
• Regional Coordinators for each region of Africa (North, South, East, West, Central)
• Treasurer

Eligibility

Positions of the Advisory Youth Council are open to only full members of the ALN. Both observer and full members are eligible to vote for candidates.
Each candidate must not be older than 35 years of age, as per the African Youth Charter.
Only one candidate per ALN member party is eligible to be nominated to each one of the positions outlined above. For example, Party X may nominate only one person to the position of Secretary-General, another individual to the Treasurer role, and a third person to the relevant Regional Coordinator position. Thus, the Party may nominate up to three individuals where each is nominated to a different role.

Nomination Process and Deadlines

Member parties are advised that each candidate is requested to complete the provided application form for the relevant position and submit this to the ALN Secretariat. Nominations open on 24 July 2016 and will close on 23 September 2016. Candidates and member parties are welcome to campaign and engage on a variety of platforms, including social media, during this time.

Election Process

After receiving applications, the ALN Secretariat will invite all full and observer member parties to vote for the positions of Secretary-General, Regional Coordinator (relevant to their location), and Treasurer. Each member party will receive one vote per position.
Voting will be open on 3 October and close on 10 October 2016. Voting will take place via electronic means. An individualised, secret link for voting will be sent to each observer and full ALN member party. Once voting has closed, the results will be announced by the Coordinator of the ALN.

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