How to vote

Members of the electorate will receive an email from the Returning Officer via the University elections provider BigPulse containing a unique link to access individual ballot papers within the online voting system. Members will receive access to the voting system at the commencement of the voting period and may access ballot papers at any time until the published close (see notice of elections).

Votes once cast are entirely de-identified so that it is not possible for any person to determine how a particular elector cast their vote. Vote counting does not commence until an election is closed.

Note that voters should not forward the email with their unique link to the ballot paper to other staff or students.

Voting systems

Where one candidate is to be elected, the method of voting is optional preferential. Enter the number 1 against the candidate who is your first preference. You may then number the remaining candidates to indicate an order of preference. The vote will not be valid unless the number 1 is entered against the name of a single candidate; it is not compulsory to rank all candidates.

Where more than one candidate is to be elected, the method of voting is proportional representation. You must rank all candidates in order of preference. The vote will not be valid unless a unique number is entered against the names of all candidates.

The method of voting will be noted on the online ballot paper. See the Elections regulations for further information on the electoral process.

Close of Voting

Upon conclusion of the voting period, the Returning Officer will determine the results of the poll and notify candidates.

The distribution of votes will be published on the notice of elections page.

Assistance

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