2022  STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

ELECTION NOTICE

RE-OPENED NOMINATIONS

Nominations RE-OPEN on Monday 12th September 2022

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Arc Constitution and Regulations available at: Arc Constitution and Regulations.

Nominations RE-CLOSE at 4:00pm on Monday 19th September 2022

POSITIONS TO BE ELECTED

OFFICERS:

· Indigenous Officer (only Indigenous students may stand and vote for this position); and

· Paddington International Officer (only students whose primary course/controlling school is based at Paddington Campus AND are international students may stand and vote for this position).

Sharing of Positions

This position cannot be shared.

TERM OF OFFICE

Officers and Councillors hold office from 1st December in the year of election until 30th November of the following year. Officers and Councillors may only hold any one office for a maximum of 2 years.

NOMINATIONS

Nomination forms will be available at https://arclimited.formstack.c...

Forms must not be submitted until nominations are open.  

Nominations must be submitted prior to the close of nominations to be valid. They may be lodged electronically, using the above link. If a hard copy of the form is required due to accessibility issues, please email ceo.admin@arc.unsw.edu.au.

Candidates must attach an image of their Student ID card (front and back) with their nomination and may attach a recent photograph (JPEG format), and a statement of not more than 150 words containing information relating to the candidate that they wish to supply. The Returning Officer may edit such statements and crop photos if deemed necessary.

Only students who are members of Arc as at the close of nominations are eligible to stand as a candidate.

Candidates can self-nominate. No nominators are required.

All UNSW students (including UNSW Art & Design students at the Paddington campus) are eligible to nominate and vote.

Foundation Studies students are Associate members of Arc and not eligible to nominate, vote or campaign in Arc elections.

A person can only be elected to 1 position on the SRC, but may nominate for multiple positions. If doing so, the candidate must indicate on the electronic nomination form the order of preference for the positions, if they were to be successful in more than 1 position. This preference may be taken into account pursuant to Regulation 10.23.

ELECTORAL TICKETS (Groups)

A group of candidates may register as a ticket (see 10.18 of the Arc Regulations).

Ticket registration applications have closed, however candidates for the re-opened positions may join existing Tickets.

VOTING

ONLINE ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN WEEK 4 (Tuesday, 4th October 5am to Friday, 4th October 2022 10pm).

Voting will be held online only.

CAMPAIGNING

Only UNSW students may campaign for the Arc SRC election (Foundation students may not campaign). All campaign material must bear the name and student number of a candidate or name of ticket contact person who is authorising and taking responsibility of such material.

Candidates and ticket organisers should ensure they understand the full campaigning rules, as breaches can lead to the disqualification of individuals or tickets. Further information can be found in the Arc @ UNSW Constitution and Regulations at https://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/about/arc-board/arc-governance

In accordance with 10.3(o) of the Arc Regulations, the Returning Officer has supplied Campaigning Guidelines to supplement 10.24.

All candidates, campaigners and students involved in the election in any way must abide by any campaigning and election guidelines provided by the Returning Officer.

MORE INFORMATION

Please direct all queries to Philip Binns (the SRC Returning Officer) via email to returning.officer@ozemail.com.au or phone 0432 218 026.

IMPORTANT DATES

All elected candidates will be required to attend the SRC Induction as well as subsequent workshops. Noting that the induction and workshop dates are currently scheduled for Wednesday 16th November and Thursday 8th December.