Voting members are the custodians of the organisation whose role is similar to shareholders in a for-profit company. They can vote in Board elections and on changes to the organisation's constitution.
All voting members are invited to the Annual General Meeting, held in November, where they can put questions to the Chair, Directors, CEO and senior staff. They receive an electronic copy of the Annual Report plus a short email briefing from the Chair after each Board meeting.
Anyone with a current CHOICE Plus, CHOICE Online, CHOICE Magazine, CHOICE Computer, CHOICE Computer Plus (including digital options) or CHOICE Health Reader membership can apply to become a voting member.
There is no fee for voting membership but you must keep your CHOICE membership up to date.
Corporate or organisational CHOICE subscribers are not eligible to become voting members.
Applications are reviewed by the CHOICE Board, which considers a range of factors including potential conflicts of interest. Applicants are informed of the Board's decision by email.
Download a voting member application form.
Join the Board
Each year, all voting members are invited to nominate as a Director of the Board as long as they supply:
- signed support from two other voting members
- a completed questionnaire on their qualifications and affiliations
- a 200-word biography.
All voting members receive information on candidates along with their voting ballots, and the results are declared at the AGM in November of each year.