Our elections run in a similar way to the UK's General Election.
Each year, current students (all students are automatically members of the Students' Union) vote for representatives called Officers.
Any current student can put themselves forward as a candidate (nominate themselves) and their application is then supported by their peers.
All students are asked to vote for which candidates they would best like to represent them, based on their manifesto (plan of action).
Students vote online by ranking the candidates in order of preference.
Voting happens during Election Week, which this year is from 23-27 March 2020.
We use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system to calculate the winner.
Find out more about your candidates, what they stand for and what they hope to achieve - before casting your vote this week:
If you experience problems voting, please email email@example.com as soon as possible so we can resolve these for you.
If you have any complaints about the conduct of candidates or the elections process, you can contact the Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints about candidates must be raised no later than one hour after the close of voting (5pm on 27th March), 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.
To take part, please log in to our website.
This is the first election for the Students' Union Executive Team with the new Full Time Officer roles. These roles have been reviewed over the last few months and in consultation with students, a new Officer Team has been created. For more info, go to our website: https://www.sussexstudent.com/elections
The Trustees oversee the Students' Union's activities as part of its charity trustee board.
12 posts are up for election.
The polls have closed.