Jacobine van den Brink appointed member of the Electoral Council as of 1 January 2017
The Cabinet has agreed to submit the nomination of J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink as a member of the Electoral Council to King Willem-Alexander for approval. She has been appointed professor of European and National Administrative Law at Maastricht University as of 1 July 2016. The Electoral Council serves as a central electoral committee (the council determines the final election results for the Senate and House of Representatives), as an advisory board (the council issued a recommendation on 1 June 2016 on the consultative referendum of 6 April 2016) and as an information centre in the field of voting rights, elections and referendums. Other appointments as of 1 January 2017 include J.G.C. (Jan-Kees) Wiebenga as chair of the Electoral Council and member of the Council of State, and R.B. (Rudy) Andeweg as member. The latter is also professor of Empirical Political Studies at Leiden University.