Nomination and Voting Procedures

Arc Board Elections 2021 Handbook

An election will be held for four (4) Student Director positions on the Arc Board. 

  • Two (2) positions must be filled by women. 
  • The remaining two (2) positions are unrestricted.  

Nominations

Nominations open: Monday 1st March 2021 at 9:00am

Nominations close: Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 4:00pm. The electoral roll will close at the same time.

Late nominations will not be accepted.

Qualifications

Candidates and voters must be current UNSW students and members of Arc at the close of nominations. Candidates must also consent to Arc checking their eligibility in accordance with the Arc Regulations. 

Detailed information regarding the elections can be found in the Arc Regulations.

*Note: you must renew your Arc membership each year. It's free & to join/ renew your membership. Visit our membership page to get started. 

Nomination Forms

Please click here for the 2021 Nomination Form and Election Notice.

If a paper nomination form is required for accessibility reasons or otherwise, please contact the Returning Officer on returning.officer@arc.unsw.edu.au

Nomination forms may be lodged at:

·   By submitting an online form

·   By emailing returning.officer@arc.unsw.edu.au in cases where a hard copy of the nomination form is requested.

Term of Office

The term of office will be two (2) years, commencing in June 2021. 

Working as a Director on the Board, you will oversee the performance and strategic direction of the organisation. 

Previous experience is not essential.

If elected as a Student Director, you will be required to attend the following compulsory sessions:

  • Director inductions: Tuesday, 27th April 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Board Strategy days (off site): 27,28,29 May 2021
  • Board meeting: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 6pm

Voting

Online voting (if required) will be held from Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 9:00am and concludes: Friday 9th April 2021 at 4:00pm

Who Can Vote

All Ordinary Members of Arc who joined or renewed their Arc membership on or before 11th March 2021 are eligible to vote for the Student Director positions on the Board. 

How to Vote

Eligible Arc members will be sent an email containing a link to the voting page. (NOTE: the email will be sent to the address you nominated when completing your Arc membership form).

Vote for your preferred candidate by placing the figure 1 in the square opposite the candidate. Voters may place consecutive figures (commencing with the figure 2) in the squares opposite the remaining candidates, in order of preference.

Election of the Chair of the Board

The Chair of the Board shall be elected by a majority of Directors at the first Board meeting following the 31st of May 2021.


Company Secretary

Joelle Barallon

Returning Officer/Admin Officer

Anna Giovanaki