These statutes are revised very regularly and redeclared about every 3 months to comply with French laws.
ART.1 – NAME
It is founded an association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, with the title : Association Pour la Rotation Et la Sortition (l’APRES).
ART.2 – GOAL
We want to turn debates into discussions to foster a decision-making process that takes into account a maximum of the different viewpoints. The first field of experimentation is going to be the present association where we will extensively use rotation and drawing by lot (aka sortition).
ART.3 – OFFICE
The registered office is fixed in Lille; it can, however, be transferred by a simple decision of the board by a majority vote.
ART.4 – COMPOSITION & ADMISSION
The association is composed of a set of members. It is open to all, without condition or distinction.
ART.5 – MEMBERSHIP
Only one condition is necessary: at least two members of the board validates the membership after a preliminary interview.
ART.6 – RADIATION
The quality of membership is lost by:
- Radiation pronounced by the board after interviewing the person concerned. A consensus of the board of directors is then necessary.
ART.7 – BOARD
- People elected for a year maximum compose the board, mandates are not renewable (to ensure rotation)
- A member can interrupt its mandate at any time
- We use drawing lots to select members composing the board (to ensure sortition). As long as there are vacancies on the board, a random draw will be held.
This article cannot be modified in any way.
ART.8 – CONSTITUTION AND ROLE OF THE BOARD
Initially the board has only two members for one-year terms but this situation will be – we hope – in perpetual motion. It consists of a co-chair and a co-chairperson. The board decides on the inclusion or removal of a member as well as the modification of the statutes or customs of the association (i.e. the internal regulations).
ART.9 – MEETING
The decisions taken at the meetings are binding on all persons having joined this association, including those absent or represented. Any modification of the statutes or customs of this association requires the approval of three-quarters of the board.
ART.10 – Customs
A set of customs was initially established by a founding duo; they are, like the statutes, destined to evolve.