Single Transferable Voting is the method for 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.

Election FAQs & Resources

Single Transferable Voting is the method for 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.

2021 Elections

We're in lockdown, how will Elections work?

There's no doubt the KeeleSU Elections will be different this year, but we're confident that we can still deliver an exciting, engaging and fair election. Whilst we won't see phyiscal campaigns from candidates, there will still be plenty of opportunities for students to get to know candidates and their ideas. The election will be entirely online, with all associated events such as training, results and candidate question time hosted online.

What positions are being Elected?

In the 2020 Annual General Meeting, Officers proposed a new full time officer team comprised of four full time officers following research conducted by staff and officers at the Students' Union. Whilst this proposal did not pass, the Trustee board felt that it was important to adopt one reccomendation from this proposal which was not unpopular with students at the AGM. This is to change the position of Welfare and Internationalisation to Welfare and Diversity which widens the officer remit and better reflects the work done by this officer.

How come this Election looks different?

This year we're relaunching our Elections Branding. This is in line with an overall brand refresh for the Students' Union. Whist our old election branding has served us well for 5 years, we decided it was time for something new!

 

STV Voting

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 KeeleSU.com 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 su.returningofficer@keele.ac.uk

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 

 

Resources

Click on the resources below to open the documents. 

Presentation

Candidate Guidebook (PTO Elections 2021)

Committee Elections Guidebook (Club/Soc Committee Elections 2021)

Shopping List Form- For candidates to complete.

Shopping List Example

Data for Manifestos

Manifesto Example

So you've not been Elected?