Presentation on theme: "ELECTIONS 2014. Welcome! Video WHY ARE YOU HERE? Introduction People Themes of the election Campaigning Currently at UEL… Manifestos The Rules General."— Presentation transcript:
WHY ARE YOU HERE? Introduction People Themes of the election Campaigning Currently at UEL… Manifestos The Rules General Q&A
The Returning Officer For these elections, our Returning Officer will be Emma Powell, a member of staff from NUS. Impartial – not personally or directly involved with UELSU
Returning officer continued: Ensures Election is run fairly and smoothly Can appoint deputies and officials Rules on complaints and disputes Interprets election rules and regulations and may make rulings along the way
Themes of the election candidate welfare
Themes of the election Negative campaigning – covered by the law, democracy and not working.
Candidate Do’s and Don’ts Video
Campaigning Candidates or their supporters cannot campaign in the following areas: – Inside the UEL Libraries on all campuses. The lobby areas before the turnstyles are fine though. – The area of the Computer Conference Centre with computers at Stratford, the only area where candidates may campaign in this building is on the ground floor. – Any other areas with UEL-provided computer labs. – Campaigning is not allowed outside of University Premises. – Inside USS (sorry!) But infront of the building (up to the silver bollards) is fine.
CAMPAIGNS - PERSONAL The best social media is still talking one to one.
Posters Posters should be attached to surfaces using Blu-Tac, rather than glue or tape. Posters should be attached to notice boards using drawing pins. Use of university department notice boards must be agreed with the department who owns the notice board. Do not post stickers or sticky labels. Do not cover any part of any other poster. Do not affix posters to glass surfaces, wood, or painted walls.
Printing Monday 3 rd Mar, 9am – If you’d like printing ready for collection on Monday, it to After Monday morning, if you your printing request by 9am, it should be done by 1pm that day. If you it to us after 9am, it should be ready by 1pm the next day. Print request form following this meeting.
Budgets £30 per person if you’re standing as an independent candidate If you’re standing as part of a slate, the slate receives £30 for your first candidate, plus an additional £10 for each additional candidate. For example, a slate consisting of 5 candidates will receive £ = £70
Budgets Everything you spend money on for your campaign must, in total, not exceed your budget. Printing must be down through UELSU. Any printing from us will be deducted from your budget. All campaigning materials must be stamped by UELSU. Anything else you choose to spend money on will have to be stamped by reception and receipted. This also comes out of your budget. You will be reimbursed any expenses from your budget after the election. All receipts must be received by the close of voting, 5pm on Friday 14 th March
Student Experience Survey 2013
MANIFESTOS Shorter is better Experience Politics Commitments
Manifestos Deadline Online deadline – 8am, Monday 10 th March, must be uploaded to your nomination on If you’re running for more than one position, you can submit a manifesto for each position. By submitting a manifesto, you agree to the rules. You need to submit a manifesto in order to confirm candidacy.
The RULES Available online – Keep to budget. Equal opportunities. University rules and the law still apply (!) By submitting a manifesto, you agree to the rules. You need to submit a manifesto in order to confirm candidacy. Any complaints to be made to the D.R.O.
Videos You can sign up to make a 60 second speech that we will film, edit and upload to YouTube and your manifesto page. Example If you’re running for more than one position, you can record one video for each. Tuesday 4 th 9:30-12:30 (Docklands SU) Wednesday 5 th 9:30-12:30 (Stratford SU) Thursday 6 th 11:30-14:30 (Docklands SU) Friday 7 th 13:00 – 17:00 (Stratford SU)
Voting All voting takes place at Voting is open from 10am on Monday 10 th March, closes 5pm on Friday 14 th March Students must login using their UEL student account details. Students must select which positions apply to them. Results! Any candidate can come to observe the count from 5pm onwards.
Voting methodology Video
RESULTS! THERE WILL BE A PARTY THIS YEAR AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Results declared from 6pm SU Lounge Docklands Friday 14 th March