Baha’i communities around the world have elected their national administrative bodies in a unique
electoral process. Each year, during the Baha’i festival of Ridvan, delegates in virtually every
country around the world gather together to elect the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is
of their country, a nine-member council responsible for guiding, coordinating, and stimulating the
activities of the Baha’is in its jurisdiction. This year, national elections took place over two
weekends: 23–24 April and 30 April–1 May.
Baha’i elections are distinct for their lack of nomination and campaigning. The entire process is
free of electioneering, nomination or canvassing. Electors vote by secret ballot at national
conventions for the nine people they believe best suited for membership on the national
governing council according to their conscience in a spirit of prayer, giving consideration to moral
character and practical ability.
National conventions are also an occasion for delegates to consult and share insights about the
progress of the Baha’i community in their country. “I have attended conventions before, but this
was the first time as a delegate, and it really felt like I was attending for the first time,” shared one
participant at the national convention in South Africa. “It’s a wonderful experience to listen to the
friends’ consultations and reflect together as a national community on how the House of Justice
is guiding us. I am excited to take this all back home.”
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