Candidate Resources

Learn more about being a candidate and voting.

Single Transferable Vote (STV)

What is STV Voting?

Single Transferable Voting is the method of voting we use here at Keele. It allows you to rank your candidates in preference from your first choice ‘1’ until the point where you don’t want to further preference any candidates. Your second preference only comes into effect if your first preference has been eliminated…

It’s been explained in just one minute in this video, or this one.

Who is RON?

RON will appear on all ballots and is the option if you don’t like any of the candidates and want to Re-Open Nominations. This means that, if elected, the post will be re-advertised at the next by-elections.

I can’t login…

To login you need to click the button on the top right of the homepage, then login with your student credentials, this is the far left box with the university logo, not the ‘non-student’ login on the right. All current students have an active login, so if you’ve done this and can’t log in, get in touch with

I can’t ‘Self-Define’…

On first login to the site to vote, you should be prompted to self-define, if you're not or you want to update or change your self-definition preferences you can do this HERE 

Key Dates

Nominations Close - April 25th, 5pm
Candidate Briefing - April 26th, 12pm
Manifesto Deadline - May 1st, 9am Print Deadline - May 1st, 9am
Print Collection - May 3rd, 4pm
Voting Open - May 7th, 9am
Voting Closes - May 10th, 5pm
Results - May 10th, 7pm


Presentation (Autumn By-Elections 2022)

Candidate Guidebook (Elections Spring 2024)

Committee Elections Guidebook (Club/Soc Committee Elections 2021) 

Shopping List Form- For candidates to complete.

Shopping List Example