Got a question about elections?

 

You're in the right place! This page gives you a 101 introduction into elections, telling you everything you need to know to nominate or vote - simply click on the questions below to see the answers.
 
Got a question that isn't covered here? Drop us an email on su.democracy@uos.ac.uk
 
As a Students' Union, we are a democratic organisation, run for and by students, so it's really important we have students in officer roles leading us, and students voting on who these officers should be. This is what our Officer Elections is all about - students discussing what the priorities should be as a Union, how we should runs things and how we should tackle key issues, and choosing their officer team based off this
We have lots of candidates running for lots of roles! Find out about all of them by clicking the button below 'The Candidates' button below, or by attending our Candidate Question Time (or watching the recording).

Nominations have now closed for our officer roles, however we will be running by-elections in the near future to fill an unfilled spots - keep an eye on your inbox and our website for further details.
Another way of getting involved is by choosing who you want to win in our elections! Voting week is March 9 - 13th - hit the button below to vote.
Voting open March 9th, 9am and is all done through this website. Hit the button below to head to the voting page



The voting system we use is Single Transferable Vote - you can find out more about how this works by watching the video below

If you're struggling to vote, make sure first of all you're logged in by hitting the yellow button in the top right of the page.

Then you'll need to make sure you're trying to vote for a role you're eligible to - namely that you are actually part of that school, campus or identify as part of that liberation group (you can select your self-identification groups here: www.uosunion.org/elections/profile/)

If none of that has worked, please email su.democracy@uos.ac.uk and we'll be able to help!

 

There are rules that govern how our elections run to make sure they are fair and accessible to all students. All candidates and their teams that run in these elections are bound by these rules. You can find a copy of these rules on the Candidate Hub.

 


If, whether as another candidate or as a student, you see anything you think might be breaking the rules or that isn't fair, you can report this to our Deputy Returning Officer, Bradley Allsop, who is in charge of the elections. You can contact him on su.democracy@uos.ac.uk

 

Something you'd like to ask about elections that isn't covered on the rest of this page? Just drop su.democracy@uos.ac.uk an email and we'll get back to asap!




 

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