South African Medical Association

Branch Elections

2013 SAMA Branch Elections


SAMA is very excited to present its first online nomination and voting process to the members. Access technology and the Internet have allowed for unprecedented information exchange possibilities and afforded SAMA the ability to offer its members a new way to participate in a free and fair election process. Online voting offers a secure, fast, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to the traditional expensive and time consuming paper-based balloting systems.

With the top-notch security of an independently managed and audited service, SAMA’s voting members can be assured of tamper-proof voter authentication and votes counting systems, a convenient online nomination and voting system, a sophisticated ballot and even a paper audit trail.

The online voting system will involve 3 processes:

  • An online nomination process
  • An acceptance of nomination period
  • An online election process

When the branch commence with its online nomination process a member in good standing may nominate unlimited number of people for that branch council.

Only people with two nominations will be eligible for the candidate list. These doctors will be contacted by the branch and asked for a profile picture, a short CV and a motivation, which will be uploaded onto the online voting system.

We have tried to make the process easier and more accessible to all members, and so we trust you will participate in choosing the individuals who should represent your interests at the branch level.

For any queries regarding the online election process, contact the SAMA Head Office on 012 481 2000 or email

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