Are you ready for the Elections? Here are some tips to make sure you make an informed decision.
Make sure you've shared your data with the Union.
If you log in to vote and it says 'Account not matched', this may mean that you haven't shared your data with us. This can be done by logging into your Pegasus account, going into the 'Personal' tab, then into 'Data'. You will find an option to share your data with the Students' Union. This may take up to 3 days to come through, so it's worth checking it out now!
Read the candidates' manifestos.
Once nominations have been closed, we will share the Candidates Manifestos. These are the pledges and ideas that the candidates are putting forward, which will help inform your vote.
Check out how you can vote for.
Some positions can only be voted on by people in certain groups. For example, on students in the Business Faculty can vote for the Faculty Rep Business position. Similarly, only women can vote for the Womens' Rep. In order to vote in some of these positions, you need to self-identify into the groups - guidance on how to do this can be found HERE
Come along to our Online Hustings!
We will be hosting an Online Hustings on Monday 9th November. This is a great opportunity to find out what the candidates are standing for and to ask them any questions you might have. You can register to attend HERE.
Remember, you can vote for more than one person!
We use a single transferable vote system, so you can vote for as many candidates as you like.
Who is R.O.N.?
R.O.N. stands for Re-Open Nominations. You can put R.O.N. as a preference if you feel that the remaining candidates are not suitable for the position.
When R.O.N. is listed on a ballot, there is the possibility of R.O.N. receiving a majority or plurality of the vote, and so "winning" the election. In a multi-seat election, it is possible for R.O.N. to win more than one seat.
If you have any questions about the elections, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org