How to nominate

Members of the electorate will receive an email from the Returning Officer via the University elections provider BigPulse calling for nominations. The call for nominations will set out details of the vacancy, nomination and voting time frames, and will contain a unique link to access the online submission site.

Note that members of the electorate should not forward the email with their unique link to the submission site to other staff or students.

Eligibility to nominate

The electoral roll comprises members eligible to participate in the election and is constituted according to the requirements imposed on elected positions, as set out within the applicable regulations, procedures and/or terms of reference:

In the event a person is not included within the electoral roll for an election, and the person believes they are entitled to be included, the matter should be referred to the Returning Officer via email to SEH-Secretariat@rmit.edu.au.

Note that elected staff positions require the member to be employed by the College at 0.5 FTE or above.

Nomination and candidate’s statement

Prospective candidates complete the online nomination form and, if desired, provide a photograph and a candidate’s statement of not more than 250 words for display on the voting screen during the voting period. Candidate statements will not be accepted after the close of the nomination period.

Withdrawal period

A nominee may, no later than three working days following the close of nominations, withdraw their nomination by notice in writing to the Returning Officer via SEH-Secretariat@rmit.edu.au.

Close of nominations

Upon conclusion of the nomination period, the Returning Officer will notify candidates of the outcome and post them on the notice of elections page.

Where the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies, the Returning Officer will declare the candidate(s) elected.

Where nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot will be conducted.

Assistance

For assistance during the election, see the information provided on our SEH elections home page.