13. HIC Members are entitled to elect the President and their regional representatives at the Board and to vote the decisions taken during General Assembly meetings.
14. Reference Centres, in coordination with the General Secretariat, can submit for the consideration and approval of the Board their proposals regarding criteria based in the contribuitons for the validation of the right to vote in regional elections.
15. HIC Members shall designate their voting representative at the time of updating his/her membership. Only designated Voting Representatives belonging to the organization shall be entitled to vote in HIC elections, to be nominated for the HIC Board or to participate in decision-making within the Assembly meetings. If the Voting Representative does not have a directive/executive status within HIC s/he shall certify a proxy authorising his/her vote.