Soon, on 21st of April, Local Spiritual Assemblies are elected or formed in many locations in every corner of our world. Furthermore, in almost all countries, National Conventions will be held between first and twelfth of Ridvan. It might therefore be worthwhile to refresh our understanding on Bahai Elections and National Conventions. A good start would be to re-read the Letter of Universal House of Justice dated 25 March 2007 on the sacredness and uniqueness of Bahai Elections. Next, it might be interesting to take a look at this Compilation on National Bahai Conventions that covers topics such as

  1. Purpose of Conventions
    1. Within the context of Bahai Administration
    2. Function and Purpose of National Conventions
    3. Consultation
    4. Purpose of Consultations at National Conventions
  2. The Institution of the National Spiritual Assembly
  3. Bahai Elections
    1. Nature of Bahai Elections
    2. Preparation for Voting
    3. Mindset when Voting
    4. Qualifications of those to vote for
    5. Changes in Membership
    6. When it is difficult to find suitable candidates
    7. Voting for oneself
  4. The Role of Delegates
  5. The Role of the National Spiritual Assembly

If this proves to be too much, try this Bahai Elections – A Pocket Compilation. Finally, if you are elected to serve the Local or National Spiritual Assembly, it might be worthwhile to read about the Duties of Officers of an Assembly.