WFNS VOTE 2022 RESULTS



Dear EC members (WFNS officers and delegates),

The 2022 WFNS elections were completed successfully. The voting process was conducted completely electronically, like the last election in September 2021. It was conducted via the services of an Indian company, eVote (https://www.evote.co.in/). We would first like to thank you for your valuable participation. The voting procedure was very smooth for the vast majority of voters, requiring less than 3 minutes to complete online. The technical difficulties that some voters experienced were generally resolved and were not due to deficiencies in the voting platform itself, but related to inaccurate registration details, poor wifi connectivity, cell coverage problems and other issues. The members of this Election Committee, the staff of the WFNS Central Office as well as the eVote staff worked together to resolve issues as they arose.

The Election Committee (drs. Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Jacques Morcos, Soichi Oya, Miroslav Vukic, and André Grotenhuis) has carefully reviewed the whole voting process and concluded that it has been executed properly, correctly, safely and with no possibility of external interference or fraud.

During the EC meeting, four cities presented a bid to host the WFNS congress in 2025, Bali, Berlin, Madrid, and Prague. Twenty amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws were presented by dr. Jacques Morcos (Chair of the C&B Committee) and discussed with the EC members.

There have been 266 eligible voting officers and delegates. In the first round between March 15th and 16th, 191 votes were casted. In the second round, between March  16th  and  17th,  162 votes were casted. This second ballot was necessary to determine the city that will host the WFNS congress in 2025 and it was a choice between the two cities that received the highest numbers of votes in the first round, Madrid, and Berlin.

As can be seen below, all 18 proposed Amendments passed, above the required threshold for each, and Madrid won the bid for the 2025 World Congress venue.

WFNS VOTE 2022 RESULTS (1st ROUND)

Total voter count : 191

Results
Sr No Post Venue / Resolutions Selected Option Count Percentage (%)
1 WFNS 2025 congress venue Bali Indonesia   45 23.56
Berlin Germany   59 30.89
Madrid Spain   70 36.65
Prague Czech Republic   17 8.9
2 AMENDMENTS C1 +
B7
Honorary President Voting Rights
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT C1 and B7 AS PRESENTED? Yes 149 78.01
No 42 21.99
3 AMENDMENTS C2 +
B9
Nomination of 2nd Vice Presidents
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT C2 and B9 AS PRESENTED? Yes 152 79.58
No 39 20.42
4 AMENDMENT B4
Listing of New Member Societies
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B4 AS PRESENTED? Yes 158 82.72
No 33 17.28
5 AMENDMENT B5
Nomination of candidates for Officer
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B5 AS PRESENTED? Yes 153 80.1
No 38 19.9
6 AMENDMENT B6
Selection of new Honorary President
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B6 AS PRESENTED? Yes 154 80.63
No 37 19.37
7 AMENDMENT B8
Outdated language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B8 AS PRESENTED? Yes 162 84.82
No 29 15.18
8 AMENDMENT B10
Accounting for "Abstain" votes in the Administrative Council
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B10 AS PRESENTED? Yes 154 80.63
No 37 19.37
9 AMENDMENT B11
Outdated language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B11 AS PRESENTED? Yes 158 82.72
No 33 17.28
10 AMENDMENT B12
Requirement of presence of candidate for Officer
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B12 AS PRESENTED? Yes 157 82.2
No 34 17.8
11 AMENDMENT B13
Outdated language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B13 AS PRESENTED? Yes 162 84.82
No 29 15.18
12 AMENDMENT B14
WFNS Foundation Rules: Extensive revisions and update of language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B14 AS PRESENTED? Yes 157 82.2
No 34 17.8
13 AMENDMENT B18
Creating new Article VI/Section 14 in Bylaws for revised WFNS Foundation rules
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE AMENDMENT B18 AS PRESENTED? Yes 154 80.63
No 37 19.37
14 AMENDMENT B15
"Medal of Honor" vs "Honorary President" clarification
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B15 AS PRESENTED? Yes 160 83.77
No 31 16.23
15 AMENDMENT B16
Outdated language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B16 AS PRESENTED? Yes 158 82.72
No 33 17.28
16 AMENDMENT B17
A new Award: "Recognition of Service"
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B17 AS PRESENTED? Yes 159 83.25
No 32 16.75
17 AMENDMENT B19
Education & Training Committee
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B19 AS PRESENTED? Yes 159 83.25
No 32 16.75
18 AMENDMENT B20
Outdated language
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B20 AS PRESENTED? Yes 162 84.82
No 29 15.18
19 AMENDMENT B21
Rule for WFNS Sponsorship
DO YOU AGREE WITH AMENDMENT B21 AS PRESENTED? Yes 157 82.2
No 34 17.8

 

WFNS VOTE 2022 RESULTS (2nd ROUND)

Total voter count : 162

Results
Sr No Post Venue Count Percentage (%)
1 WFNS 2025 congress venue Berlin, Germany 77 47.53
Madrid, Spain 85 52.47
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