Category Archives: Elections
We, the MIMSA Elections Committee, would like to inform you of the start of the campaign period for election of the new President and Vice President of MIMSA.
The election procedure is as follows;
President and Vice president Teams may submit their candidacy from the 2nd of November 2012 and from the 9th of November on may campaign until the 30th of November 2012.
Please note that candidates may apply until the 23rd of November 2012 but, obviously will not have the same amount of campaign time as those applying earlier. Candidates for President and Vice President teams may not be at risk of expulsion during their term.
Board members similarly submit their names for consideration to the election committee, the closing date for application is December 2nd.
The Election Committee, comprised of a mixture of MIMSA Board Members and Student Representatives, will oversee the election process and deem any candidate eligible or illegible as per the MIMSA Constitution.
Elections for President and Vice President will occur on the November 30th 2012 in the MIMSA office from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.
Students must come to the office and cast their vote.
Each International Medical student may vote once, please note that both card holders and non-card holders can vote.
The election committee will count the votes and publish the results on the MIMSA website as soon as possible after voting has finished.
The winning candidates will then appoint their board. Selection of Board members is a decision solely for the President and Vice President elect, and is based on an interview for the given position on the board. From the point at which the election result is announced, we the current MIMSA Board will be in a transition period and as such will no longer function as your MIMSA Board.
We hope that you all support the candidates for leadership in MIMSA and would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have shown for MIMSA and the MIMSA Board in the past year.
Any questions with regards to the elections for 2013 MIMSA Board can be directed to
firstname.lastname@example.org , with the subject line, “ELECTION COMMITTEE:”.
MIMSA Election Committee 2012
A SIMULATION of the e-vote for the presidential elections of MIMSA is now available.
The goal of this simulation is to be able to practice e-vote procedure and try to foresee any possible problems with the students status regarding the elections system (although non are expected).
It is each member’s responsibility to try this simulation and make sure he/she can vote properly.
Duration of the simulation is one week and in the end of it no MIMSA member will be able to claim he/she was not able to vote in the actual elections. (Unless the IT dpt. or elections committee where informed during this simulation period)
In case that somebody has any problem or doubt, they will be invited to come to the MIMSA office to verify that the problem is “real” (it might be not only because somebody wants to cheat, but also due to personal technical difficulties- the user’s own mistake…)
We would like to point out that all enrolled students will not have ANY problems voting! (but it’s still recommended to try the simulation)
Students that has specific registration problems with the study affairs dpt. might face a problem voting and therefore are requested to contact them to sort the issue.
Students which are not enrolled to the faculty on the General medicine or Dentistry English programs, are officially not MIMSA members (even if it’s a temporary situation until they are re-enrolled), therefore will not be able to vote.
How and when will I see the final results?
The results will be visible and published automatically on the moment the E-vote ends (on the IS). Nevertheless, since it’s the first time we are running this type of electronic elections, only the final declaration of the elections committee on MIMSA website will be the official result.
Clicked on the wrong candidate team? Changed your mind?
– No problem, until the closing time (Tuesday, 29th November, 20:00) you can change your selection anytime.
Can I get some more explanation?
-Just follow the instructions over the IS.
Still have more questions?
-If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the elections committee on
Who can vote?
According to MIMSA constitution and university’s regulations, only MIMSA members which are student of the current semester (active IS account) are allowed to vote.
I am not a MIMSA Card Holder, can I still vote?
Sure! As an enrolled student you are automatically a part of mimsa family.
Anyways, If you would like to enjoy the benefits of a Card Holder just contact us.
The computer is broken? Bad or No internet connection?
Voting is only via the Internet. If you have any technical problem, the university computer rooms and libraries are accessible for you during working hours. (Or just use a friend’s computer)
MIMSA launches the first E-vote on the IS!
Voting is possible on Monday, 28th November, from 10a.m until 7p.m.
So, How does it work?
No need to come especially to MIMSA office.
Fast and Easy
Maximum safety and confidentiality (voting is possible only after logging in to the IS with your personal UCO and password)
Do it from Home, Campus, Med. Fac., Coffee or from anywhere else in the world!
What do I need to do?
Click on the link to the MIMSA Elections E-vote page
Log-in to the IS
Cast your vote (according to the instructions)
Save your selection
Don’t forget to log-off from the IS system when you’re done.
That’s it- you already made a difference!
What You Need to Know to Apply:
- Board members applications from 24th October to 21st of November (including)
- Everyone can apply, even with a delicate study status (any year of study)
- Applications for: General-Secretary, Treasurer, IT, Education, Social, Public Relations.
- Presidential applications from 24th October to 21st of November (including) given by hand at MIMSA office to the Election Committee (Rita Matos)
- Candidates cannot be at risk for expulsion by the faculty during the elected term.
- Team is composed of two people (President and Vice-President)
- Each member can apply only for one list. However can apply for both a Board Member or Presidential list.
- Campaigning begins on the 7th of November.
- Elections will be held on the 28th of November.