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NOTICE OF BY ELECTION: CLUBS CAPTAIN
Nominations are now open HERE and will close 5pm Thurs 5th October. Election voting will take place 10am-8pm Thurs 12th October via YourSpace. Please note only Club Captains may vote in this election and it’s one vote per club.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2023/24
- Full Time Officers
The four full-time officers – the President, the Vice-President / Education Officer, Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer and the Vice President for the Irish Language will all be elected on Thursday 7th March 2024.
Nominations will open 10am Wednesday 21st of February 2024 and close 5pm Wednesday 28th of February 2024.
2. Part Time Officers
The part-time officer positions of – Postgraduate Taught Officer, Postgraduate Research Officer, Clubs’ Captain, Societies Chairperson, 4 College Convenors, Mature Students’ Officer, Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer, Disability Rights Officer, Ethnic Minorities Officer, International Students Officer, Environmental and Sustainability Officer will all be elected on Thursday 14th March 2024.
Nominations will open 10am Wednesday 28th February 2024 and close 5pm Wednesday 6th March 2024.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Time Positions
Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Wednesday 21st Feb 2024
Full Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Wednesday 28th Feb 2024
Full Time Officer Election Day: 10am-9pm Thursday 7th March 2024
Vote Count + Results Friday 8th March 2024
Part Time Positions
Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Wednesday 28th Feb 2024
Part Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Wednesday 6th March 2024
Part Time Officer Election Day: 10am-9pm Thursday 14th March 2024
Vote Count + Results Friday 15th March 2024
As per The Students’ Union Constitution all members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by and from the full members of the Union in accordance with Schedule 1. The procedure for all other elections shall be determined by the Elections Committee.Every year as a member of the Students Union you choose who you want to run your Union by electing the Executive Committee for the following year. The term of office for the elected Officers of the Union runs from the 1st of July until the 30th of June.
Voting gives you a direct say in how your Union is run, how your issues are dealt with and how your money gets spent. It’s important to pick the people you want as it’s the Union who will be representing your views to the Universtiy and on a local,regional and national level. Your vote is your voice so speak up!
When do I vote?
The full-time officers – the President, the Vice-President/Education Officer, the Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer and the Vice-President/Irish Language – will all be elected on Thursday 7th of March 2024. Nominations for these positions will open on Wednesday 21st February 2024.
The part-time officer positions of – Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Research Officer, Postgraduate Taught Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 4 College Convenors, Mature Students’ Officer, International Students Officer, Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer, Disability Rights Officer, Ethnic Minorities Officer, Environmental and Sustainability Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 14th March 2024. Nominations for these positions are open 10am Wednesday 28th February 2024.
How to Vote?
You can vote in person or online via YourSpace on the Election Polling Days Thursday 7th March 2024 and Thursday 14th March 2024.
The 3 in person Polling Stations will be:
- SU Síbín 10am-8pm
- Áras na Mac Léinn foyer 11am-7pm
- Engineering Building foyer 12pm-4pm
PLEASE NOTE: You must have your Student ID Card to vote.
For the elections of Clubs’ Captain and Societies’ Chairperson on polling day it is strictly one vote per club for Clubs’ Captain and one vote per society for Societies’ Chairperson. Only Club Captains and Society Auditors may vote
How do I run for Election?
Nomination forms will be available HERE.
Late nominations will not be accepted under any circumstance.
The Elections Committee comprises of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Returning Officer appointed under Schedule I. The duties of this committee are to oversee the running of all Union elections and to decide on any matters relating to such which are not specifically covered in this constitution and its schedules. If a member of the committee is running for re-election, they must resign their position on the Elections Committee. The Executive Committee shall nominate one of their number as a replacement. The Elections Committee must also provide a list of rules and regulations for candidates before campaigning begins.
Election regulations are outlined in the Students’ Union Constitution, Schedule 1
If you have any queries about the regulations or running of the elections, please email email@example.com