Elections

WHAT ARE STUDENT ELECTIONS?

Election week takes place once a year. It’s when students get to have a say in who represents them. There’s elections for the board of the Adelaide University Union (who run O’Week and provide services like Student Care) and the Student Representative Council (your voice on campus!). All students at the University get to vote, and it lets you shape the future of your uni experience!


HOW DO YOU RUN?

All that’s required is for students to nominate themselves for a position when the election is called.

  • Nominations will open at TBC for 2021.                 
  • The Nomination process will be available online here.  NOTE: you must be a current member of the AUU to be eligible to nominate and you need to "log in" to our website to access the nomination form.
  • If you are unable to register online, please email the Returning Officer at returningofficer@adelaide.edu.au. 

WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION?

You need to be currently enrolled as a student of the University of Adelaide and a member of the Adelaide University Union. Some positions have extra requirements: for example, directors of the Union board must be over 18, and the SRC Women’s Officer must be a woman.


WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE.

The Adelaide University Union and the SRC provide services on campus that can have a huge effect on your time at uni. The elections let students have a direct say in how these services are run and what they stand for.


HOW DO YOU VOTE?

During election week you can vote online, at your convenience, by clicking here.  You will be directed to log in using your student log in credentials that you use for the University.  There will be a private voting place set up on the Math Lawns where you can drop in and use one of our devices to vote. Election staff will be based at the Math Lawns to provide face to face assistance.  Please ensure you maintain social distancing rules of 1.5 meters and use the hand santiser available prior to entering the voting place.


WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES?

You can find out more information about the people running for election on the election website. You can also talk to the people in the colourful shirts during election week, or look online.


WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Was there an event or a campaign that you really liked? Something amazing you discovered on student radio? Then you can vote for someone who’s going to do more of that. Also, you get a sticker that tells people you’ve already voted, and who doesn’t want that?


OTHER RELEVANT LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

For all election related enquires students should contact the returning officer at:

returningofficer@adelaide.edu.au

Rules Concerning the Conduct of Annual Elections and Referenda