Electoral and voting documents published as World Archery implements governance reforms

The delegation floor during World Archery Congress in 2019.

At World Archery’s last congress in 2019, delegates passed a motion that delivered a range of constitutional changes aimed at improving the federation’s governance.

Many of these updates have come into effect with the release of the official invitation, electoral documentation and vote weighting calculations for the 2021 Congress, which is scheduled for 17-18 September in Yankton, USA.

The documents were published in the extranet on 19 March ahead of the 21 March deadline.

The electoral procedures detail eligibility requirements, candidature rules and term limits, which come into full effect from 2023, and are accompanied by comprehensive role descriptions for the very first time.

The voting summaries detail the number of votes each member associations will receive during the congress. Previously, members had only one vote but, from 2021, extra votes are earned for achieving the following key activity indicators.

  • Registering 12 or more events with World Archery during the last Olympiad.
  • Participation in two congresses during the last Olympiad (one by proxy permitted).
  • Attending two or more major events with both men and women during the last Olympiad.

Forms for proposing candidates for election and motions or proposals to congress floor are also available. The deadline for submission of these forms is 20 April 2021.

Profile photo of Tom Dielen.

“We are delighted to have implemented many of the positive changes to our governance that were passed in 2019 with the publishing of these documents for the upcoming congress.”

“The full set of role descriptions and transparent electoral procedures have also been approved by our new electoral board as we continue to strengthen the relevance and impact of officers serving across our committees.”

“Much of this work has been made easier due to the excellent resources provided by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and its governance workgroup. We are looking forward to these significant steps reflecting in a further improved result in the next good governance review.”

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen
Member Associations