Procedure for the General Council Elections 2021


National Rifle Association

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Eligibility of Candidates and Proposers

Only persons who are Registered Members of the Association and who have fully paid up their subscriptions for 31st March 2021 are eligible to be Candidates for election to the General Council and to be Proposers for such Candidates.


Regional and Shooting Discipline Candidature and Voting

Those voting for Regional Candidates must live in the appropriate Sports Council Region even though their nominated Candidates for election may live elsewhere.

Those voting for Shooting Discipline Candidates must have previously declared that Shooting Discipline to the NRA as their primary Shooting Discipline.


Eligibility for voting will be determined as at 30th April 2021.


Curriculum Vitae

 In order to assist the Registered Members with their choice of representatives in the election, a CV for each Candidate will be provided with the voting papers.  A draft of no more than 300 words should accompany the nomination.  A passport sized photograph of the Candidate will accompany all CVs.  A content layout for the CVs is on the pro-forma.


The Chief Executive will refer back to authors where CVs are too long or are or appear to be factually incorrect.


The Programme of key date for Elections


31st March 2021

 All Candidates and Proposers must be fully paid-up Registered Members of the Association by this date.


30th April 2021

a. Nominations for all vacancies must be returned to the Chief Executive by 17:00 on this date.

b. Registered Members must be qualified for voting for their respective Regional or Shooting Discipline Candidate by this date.

c. All Members desiring to vote must be fully paid-up Registered Members by this date.


31st May 2021

All entitled Members will be balloted by this date, either by electronic or postal means with the procedures for voting.


19th July 2021

Postal votes must be recieved no later than 6pm on Monday 19th July 2021 by placing the voting slips in the correct envelope supplied.  Electronic votes must be made by 6pm on this date..


Scrutineers appointed by the Council

 To be notified after the Council Meeting on 17th April 2021.



 All results will be confirmed at the General Council meeting in September.


 Routine Vacancies

There will be the following vacancies in 2021, all of whom are entitled to stand for re-election.


Five Ordinary Members

GK Alexander

CM Brooks

MJJ Charlton

JM Kynoch *

MK Townsend


Five Regional Members

PR Coley – South Western

RS Kenchington – West Midlands

GAE Larcombe – Southern

AN Gran- Greater London & South East

MP Watkins – Wales


Three Shooting Discipline Members

JS Harris – Target Shotgun

N St Aubyn – Civilian Service Rifle & Practical Rifle

S Wallis – Sporting Rifle


*  Not standing for re-election


Nomination forms can be dowloaded here:

Nomination Form – Ordinary Member

Nomination Form – Regional Member

Nomination Form – Discipline Member

CV forms can be dowloaded here:

CV Form blank – Ordinary Member

CV Form blank – General Council Member

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