Student Rights: Elections
- Equal access to stand for election.
- Equal access to vote in elections.
- To stand for, and vote for Executive Officers to lead the Guild.
- To stand for, and vote for Executive Officers to lead Academic Representation.
- To have elections by secret ballot.
- Equal access to support for campaign activity.
- Equal access to support for budget assistance to campaign activity.
- To have your individual opinions and views respected.
- To be able to complain, with reasonable expectations of privacy.
The election rules were revised in 2017-18. The final version was here before 5pm, Friday 12 January.
Changing the regulations
If you want to make changes to the Election Rights and Responsibilities, this can be done in the following ways:
- If it’s more than 5 days before voting opens in the Election, then a passing Student Idea would change the Rules (if there are less than 14 days left, then the Idea will be a Fast Idea).
- Any changes can be passed by mutual consent at a meeting. All candidates must agree to a change for it to occur this way, or no change can take place.
- Where changes can’t be agreed by mutual consent, then any disputes can be taken to Democracy & Governance Council. This must be done a minimum of 5 days prior to the opening of voting.
All changes must comply with relevant laws, the Guild Bylaws and the Officer’s Code of Conduct. No change can be enacted without outlining an appropriate penalty.
- Elected Officers and Reps are subject to the process applying to Recall.
- Elected Officers and Reps are subject to the democratic process of No Confidence in complaints.
- Recall and No Confidence (where successful) create vacancies to be filled by election.
- Vacant posts may be filled by open applications through an existing Committee, provided that the selection/appointment process is open and transparent at all times.