The Elections Committee are responsible for advising and leading in the area of elections, for the Students' Union. Members of the Committee may not stand in the SU Officer elections in the same academic year, but they may stand for other roles in the SU. The Committee will:
- Advise and lead the elections area of the Students’ Union
- Run events and activities to increase candidate and voter turn-out and engagement
- Make decisions on the structure and process of elections
- Liaise with student groups about elections
- Support in the delivery of Questions to Candidates
- Support in creating marketing materials
- Attend relevant training and meetings
There are six roles on the Committee, Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Communications Officer, Events Officer and Welfare Officer.
The Chair is an appointed position that oversees the entire work of Elections. They play a pivitol role in ensuring the smooth running of elections, support in the dealings of complaints and advise the Deputy Returning Officer on all election matters.
This supports the chair in their work, and deputises for them if needed. This role is designed to ensure that the work of the chair does not become overburdened, and works closely with them to make sure elections are successful.
This role is responsible for the upkeep of elections admin and processes, as well as supporting in the organisation of events and socials with the Events Officer.
Communications Officer oversees the markinting of elections, implementing ways to get students informed and involved with elections. They also act as the primary point of contact with the Media groups.
Events Officer organises any activities relating to elections, such as polling boothes, questions to candidates and the elections party.
This role is to implement strategies to support candidates during their candidacy. They are also responsible for creating plans to ensure that elections represent the diverse student body.
If you would like to find out more about these roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.