Running for office

The Board of Directors, the Scientific Council and the Department Councils are the central bodies where the Institute's general policy is decided and its rules of life determined. Students therefore have an important and legitimate place in these debates.
Visuel élections‎

The different ballots

  • The uninominal ballot = one person is nominated and elected

For example, if we have 3 seats: we'll elect 3 people. In this way, the voter must choose one of several candidates. The number of votes obtained by each candidate is then counted. Whoever gets the most votes wins the election.

  • List voting = a list of people is presented and elected

For example, if we have 5 seats: we'll elect lists of 5 titular members and 5 substitutes (who replace the titular members when they can't be present). At Inalco, the voting system is based on proportional representation with the highest average number of votes cast, without the use of a "panachage" system. This means that vacant seats are distributed between the different lists in proportion to the number of votes they have obtained. The term "without panachage" simply means that the lists are not mixed or modified. Lists may be incomplete, but must include a number of candidates equal to at least half of the vacant seats. Since the law of July 22, 2013, each list of candidates must be made up alternately of one candidate of each sex.

  • Multi-member ballot = one runs individually and elects several people on the same ballot

Each candidate runs individually and voters can vote for a single candidate or several.
The candidates with the most votes are elected.
The voter can vote for as many candidates as there are seats to be filled.
For example, if there are three seats to be filled: the voter may vote for three, two or one candidate(s).

The different types of elections for students

Department council :
- Language and areal training departments: list ballot.
- International professions department, Language, communication and intercultural professions department and Masters mentions LLCER, Language science, Automatic language processing and Language didactics: first-past-the-post ballot.

Board of Directors:
- 1st-year undergraduate student college: 2-ballot first-past-the-post system.
- Doctoral student college: 2-ballot first-past-the-post system.
- Collège des autres étudiants : scrutin de liste.

Conseil scientifique
- Collège des doctorants : scrutin de liste.

Conseil de l'école doctorale
- Scrutin uninominal majoritaire à 2 tours.

Conseil des formations et de la vie étudiante (CFVE)
- Plurinominal majority vote in 1 round.

Application procedure

Students must fill in the appropriate forms.
- Single-member constituency ballot: individual application
- Multiple-member constituency ballot: individual application
- List ballot: individual application for each candidate (full members and substitutes) + list application.

Each candidate must submit a list containing as many names as there are seats to be filled (full members and substitutes). The list may be incomplete, but it must include a number of candidates at least equal to the number of incumbents. This declaration must be accompanied by a copy of an identity document: student card or other proof of identity. Lists will be submitted by the list representative (name of the first person on the list).

Step 1. Collect list and individual application forms:
Either from office 4.41 of the Direction Générale des Services
Or below:
Soon available

Application forms for elections to the Board of Directors and departmental councils (2023 by-elections)

Step 2. Files are to be handed in physically to the office responsible for elections: office 4.41 at the Languages and Civilization Pole
Or by post: Inalco, office 4.41 - Legal Affairs - 65, rue des Grands Moulins - 75013 Paris