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Governing board roles

Electing a chair and vice chair

Use our guidance to learn about key considerations for a compliant and effective election procedure.


Governing boards must elect a chair and vice chair. Use our guidance and suggested procedure to ensure that your election is compliant and effective.

The guidance covers:

  • who can stand for election
  • how often elections should take place
  • when elections should happen
  • nomination and voting arrangements

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