Voting has opened in the elections for 2017/18! This gives you the opportunity to decide who will represent Sussex and BSMS students over the next academic year.
Making a decision on who to vote for all depends on you finding out which candidate best represents you. There are over 20 candidates standing in this year's elections, each with some amazing plans for how they'd make the student experience better!
Read more about the elections and referenda and cast your votes before 5pm Friday 3 March at www.sussexstudent.com/vote
It's really simple to find information on all of this year's candidates. Here's a list of some of the best ways to do just that:
For an in-depth look at the plans of each candidate, you can view all of their intentions for office on our website.
Candidates tend to make themselves very visible, particularly in Library Square. If you've the time between lectures: they'll be happy to chat and explain their campaigns.
Candidates will be posting updates using this hashtag across their social media accounts. Scroll through to get a bitesize idea of the issues they're campaigning on, as well as updates from the Students' Union's accounts.
Candidates will be taking to the decks to show you their most impressive tunes at East Slope Bar. Come along to the Stick It On night on Monday night and chat to the candidates, or have a go at being a DJ yourself!
Elections Ambassadors are students hired by the Union to help you with voting and are completely neutral. They’ll be on hand to answer any of your questions about the electoral process as well as walking you through casting your vote online.
The Badger includes a pull-out section featuring extracts of each of the candidates’ manifestos this week. So settle down with a coffee in Room 76 and take a break from work to have a read and make your mind up. You can pick up a copy of the Badger throughout campus. You can also rewatch UniTV's live Candidate Question Time broadcast to see the candidates answering questions on their manifestos.
Sarah, the current Society & Citizenship Officer will be chairing some live debates between candidates, which all are welcome to attend. Come along and grill potential officers on the issues that matter to you.
All in all: voting for next year’s representatives allows students at Sussex and BSMS to have their voice heard on the issues that matter most to them. So get involved, and be part of representing students!
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