Elections

The Guild Elections are an annual event (usually held in September) to elect the official Office Bearers and Ordinary Guild Councillors for the following year (December-November). Annual elections for delegates to the NUS National Conference are held at the same time. The election for a student member of the University Senate is usually held every second year but will not be held in 2017. The Guild elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) and governed by the UWA Guild Election Regulations, NUS Rules and Senate Standing Orders (when applicable).

In 2017, Senate Elections will NOT be held. Guild and NUS elections are running this year and include the elections of:

  • Office Bearers and Councillors of the Guild.
  • National Union of Students representatives  to the NUS national conference.
  • Referendum 2017.    Visit elections.guild.uwa.edu.au/referendum/ for more info.
    The proposal is:   Do you agree; “That the UWA Student Guild disaffiliates from the National Union of Students?”

Please Note:

    * All enrolled students who are Guild members are eligible to run for most of the positions, with only some positions having further requirements.
    * All enrolled students are entitled to vote in elections.
    * Voting is NOT compulsory.

2017 Key dates:

5:00pm Friday 4 August 2017
Close of rolls and close of eligibility to register as a postal voter.
10:00am Monday 7 August 2017
Nominations open: Guild and NUS.
1:00pm Tuesday 8 August 2017
2017 Guild Elections Information Session ~ Sue Boyd Room (above the Refectory)
5:00pm Friday 25 August 2017
Close of Nominations
12:00pm Monday 28 August 2017
Close of Deposits (Guild Finance)
1:00pm Tuesday 29 August 2017
Ballot Paper Draw
5:00pm (or before) Wednesday 30 August 2017
Broadsheet website logins emailed to candidates
6:00pm Wednesday 30 August 2017
Broadsheet submissions open via Guild Broadsheet Website
11:59pm Sunday 3 September 2017
Broadsheet submissions close
4:00pm Friday 15 September 2017
Deadline for receipt of applications for postal vote
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday 18 September 2017
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Monday 18 September 2017
POLLING ~ Nedlands Campus — Nedlands Café (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 19 September 2017
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday 19 September 2017
POLLING ~ UWA Business School (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 20 September 2017
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Wednesday 20 September 2017
POLLING ~ Q.E. II Medical Centre – FJ Clarke Lecture Theatre (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Thursday 21 September 2017
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Thursday 21 September 2017
POLLING ~ Oral Health Centre of WA (Medical-Dental Library) – OHCWA
5:00pm Thursday 21 September 2017
Deadline for receipt of postal vote

Important Information

List of 2017 Candidates (Ballot Paper Draw Order)

Regulations (to download)

Please contact elections@guild.uwa.edu.au with any queries.

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