For the voting each National Committee shall be entitled to send delegates to a General Assembly: one for each division of the Union and a number of additional delegates, determined by the number of microbiologists resident in the country (less than 500 members, one delegate, 500-3000 members, two delegates, more than 3000 members, three delegates). Before each General Assembly the voting delegates from each country establish credentials with the Secretary-General.

When your society is not listed it means that you have not paid their annual fee and therefore is not eligible for voting. When a National Committee is unable to send a full delegation, the delegate(s) attending will hold the proxy vote(s), entitled to the whole delegation. The Divisional members of the Executive Board (Vice-chairs and secretary-treasurers) will be elected by the Divisional Councils.

National Societies with full membership of IUMS from 53 Countries and 1 International Organisation (Able to vote at General Assembly in Montreal 2014)

COUNTRY                             NUMBERS VOTES           

Argentina

5

Armenia

4

Australia

5

Austria

4

Belgium

4

Brazil

4

Bulgaria

4

Canada

5

China

5

Croatia

4

Cuba

4

Czechoslovakia

5

Denmark

4

Estonia

4

Finland

4

France

5

Germany (VAAM)

6 total

Germany (H&M)

see above

Germany (GfV)

see above

Greece

4

Hungary

4

India (INSA)

5

Indonesia

4

International (Mycoplasma)

4

Italy

5

Israel

5

Japan

6

Jordania

4

Korea

5

Latvia

4

Macedonia

4

Malaysia

4

Netherlands

5

Nepal

4

New Zealand

4

Nigeria

4

Philippines

4

Poland

5

Portugal

4

Romania

4

Russia

4

Singapore

4

Slovenia

4

South Africa

5

Spain

5

Switzerland

5

Sweden

4

Taiwan (ROC)

5

Thailand

4

Tunesia

4

Turkey

4

United Kingdom

6

Uruguay

4

Uzbekistan

4

Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics

4