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On the election page you will see the election link. Here you can see both Position & Candidate Lists, when ready click on the Candidate List.
You will see all eligible positions you can vote for and the candidates for each one. Follow each candidates' manifesto link to learn more about their campaign.
Don't forget, some positions are limited to voters who fit into that demographic - find out more in the bye laws.
Click on vote when you have made your decision and are ready to cast your vote.
Once you click on vote at the top, the bottom screen will appear and show you the individual roles you are eligible to vote for.
You need to click on each of the roles separately and vote for them individually.
Upon clicking on a role, you will see all the candidates running for that position. As we use a Single Transferable Voting system, you need to click on the candidates in the order you wish them to win, with the first candidate you click on being the one you want to win and so forth.
Once you click on candidates, they will appear in the order you select them on the right hand side. You can click abstain if you do not wish to vote for any of the candidates running for a particular role.
Once happy with your order, you click cast vote to officialise it.
Once you click cast vote, you will get a final confirmation notification.
Congratulations! Your vote has been officially cast.
If there are other positions you are eligible to vote for, simply click on the position and repeat the process.
Elections at UEA(SU) are a vital process where students have the opportunity to nominate themselves for specific roles and seek support from their peers through votes. This democratic process allows students to actively participate in selecting the leaders of their Students' Union, ensuring that the SU is led by individuals who genuinely represent their interests. It is crucial for our work to be driven by the student body, enabling us to work in alignment with their needs and priorities. During our primary elections period in February/March, students will have the chance to elect individuals into full-time positions, each representing distinct student groups and advocating for various issues. The election serves as an open invitation for any eligible student to run for a role and provides an opportunity for fellow students to choose the representatives who will shape the direction and priorities of the SU for the upcoming academic year.
You can nominate yourself for a role here.
We have a candidate pack that provides all the key information your need. You can also find campaign resources in our candidate hub.
Campaigning for the 2024 election season starts Monday 4th March and closes when the voting period ends.
A manifesto is a brief statement presenting a candidate's platform and vision, aiming to persuade voters by outlining their experience, goals, and proposed initiatives for the improvement of the student experience at UEA. Your manifesto is not just a document; it's a manifesto for change, a roadmap that outlines your vision and commitment.
We’ll be running a number of training sessions during the nomination period. If you need specific support during the elections, please email us.
You can vote between the 11th and 14th March here.
You can find more information on how Single Transferable Votes work here.
The elections should be a fun and creative event. These election rules are in place to ensure a fair and transparent election.
All candidates participating in the election are required to submit their campaign material for vetting in terms of factual accuracy by the election team before publication. Manifestos posted on the website will undergo automatic checks by the election team, simplifying the process. However, candidates must ensure that the text for any other promotional materials is submitted either by physically delivering copies to the SU office starting from Friday, 1st March, or by emailing email@example.com with the subject line 'Candidate campaign text [your name].
Candidates and are expected to uphold the following principles throughout the election process:
Candidates are encouraged to treat each other with respect, discouraging negative campaigning. While challenge and criticism of candidates and manifestos are normal, personal attacks based on personal characteristics, discrimination, harassment, offensiveness, or defamation are strictly prohibited.
Clubs and societies must provide equatable campaign access to all candidates running in the same election. Candidates cannot accept endorsements from non-members of uea(su) and should not seek endorsements from external individuals including members of UEA Staff.
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