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Election epi Committees


Results Election to Committees 2023 available here

Elections to Committees according to Article 18B of the By-Laws of the Institute conducted in the election year (Committee election) are carried out by the Institute in accordance with the Founding Regulation, the By-Laws and the manner laid down below.

Any epi member can declare willingness to be a candidate for the election to a Committee by submitting the completed nomination form.

Elections of Committees according to Article 18B of the By-Laws at the end of the term of such Committees (General Committee elections) shall be carried out by an internet-based election procedure and shall be subject to validation by the Council at the autumn Council meeting of each election year.

Please find below the relevant deadlines:

Nomination phase, all epi members may nominate themselves.

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2023 Opening of the Nomination process
  • Monday, 11 September 2023 Closing of the Nomination process
  • Monday, 18 September 2023 Publication of final list of candidates for election

Election phase, all Council members are entitled to vote.

  • Tuesday, 26 September 2023 Indication of preferred candidate (individuals or constituencies can indicate a candidate they prefer)
  • Monday, 02 October 2023 Start of online voting
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2023 Closure of voting
  • Friday, 20 October 2023 Publication of results

Explanation Online Voting

Quick Guide to the online election slides


  • Monday, 30 October 2023 Deadline for objections

Validation at autumn Council meeting

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2023 Publication of 2nd acc file
  • Saturday, 11 November 2023 C95 - Validation of the results of the election

How epi works - Committee Election