What is a referendum?

A referendum is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is invited to decide upon a particular issue.

In this case the "entire electorate" is all members of the University of Bath Students' Union, i.e. all registered students at the University of Bath who have not "opted out" of Students' Union membership may vote in this referendum.

In accordance with our constitution, (Bye-law 5, Referendum) to determine the outcome of this referendum:

  • a quorum of 5% of Members is required to validate the referendum; and
  • a simple majority of those voting is required.