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How to vote or nominate yourself

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Select the election(s) you wish to take part in and the role(s) you wish to nominate yourself or vote for. When you're voting you can rank the candidates in order of preference.

If you have any problems nominating yourself or voting please email support@sussexstudent.com as soon as possible so we can resolve these for you.

Before nominating yourself, please read our Rules & Guidelines about standing in elections. All candidates are expected to have read the handbook. 

If you're considering nominating yourself we've provided some information and inspiration for potential candidates.

Elections

Students nominate themselves to tell us that they'd like to be elected to a particular position then campaign to be elected by persuading people to vote for them

Students vote online for the person they would like to be elected by ranking the candidates in order of preference. 

We use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system to calculate the winner.

If you have any complaints about the conduct of candidates or the elections process, you can contact the Returning Officer at returning@sussexstudent.com. Complaints about candidates must be raised no later than one hour after the close of voting, and complaints about the elections process must be raised no later than one week after voting closes. You can find out more about complaints under section 4.17 of the Rules.

NUS delegate elections 2019

To take part, please log in to our website. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences.

6 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 8 weeks and 4 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 11 weeks and 4 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Union Executive and Trustee elections 2019

To take part, please log in to our website. The Union's Full-time Officers and Part-time Officers lead the Union. The Trustees oversee the Union's activities as part of the Union's charity trustee board. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences

12 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 8 weeks and 4 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 11 weeks and 4 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

 

You could be elected

Any student can nominate themselves in our elections. We provide training and support to help with elections and once you're elected.

You don't have to be 'the right sort of person', know everyone on campus, be 'political' or have relevant experience. You just need ideas of how to make things better.

Information for potential candidates »

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Election news

 
What should change here? Nominate yourself and make change happen

Tue 04 Sep 2018

Be one of the hundreds of students and researchers elected to improve things for students here. Nominate yourself now.

 
Students' Union election results 2018

Fri 23 Mar 2018

Thousands of students voted this week for next year's Full-time Officers, Part-time Officers and Student Trustees.

 
NUS delegate election results 2018

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Hundreds of students voted this week for students to represent them at the National Union of Student (NUS) conferences.

 
What should change here? Nominate yourself and make change happen

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Be one of the hundreds of students and researchers elected to improve things for students here. Nominate yourself now.

 
 

Key election dates

Deadline for nomination for Union Executive and Trustee elections and NUS delegate elections
11th February 9am - 9:01am
There is a 9:00 deadline to nominate yourself for Union Executive and Trustee elections and as a NUS delegate. To nominate go to: https://www.sussexstudent.com/elections/
Candidates announced
25th February noon - 12:01pm
Check our website to see who is standing for this year's election
Voting opens for Executive and Trustee elections and NUS delegate election
4th March 9am - 8th March 5pm
Vote now to choose your representatives
Results announced for Exec and Trustee election
8th March 6pm - 6:01pm
Results of the Exec and Trustee election will be announced in Falmer House Common Room