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. These elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) and governed by the UWA Guild Election Regulations, NUS Rules and Senate Standing Orders.

In 2016, Guild, Senate and NUS elections are running.

  • 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.

2016 Key dates:

5:00pm Friday 5 August
Close of rolls and close of eligibility to register as a postal voter.
10:00am Monday 8 August
Nominations open: Guild, Senate and NUS.
1:00pm Tuesday 9 August
2016 Guild Elections Information Session ~ Sue Boyd Room (above the Refectory)
5:00pm Friday 26 August
Close of Nominations
12:00pm Monday 29 August
Close of Deposits (Guild Finance)
1:00pm Wednesday 31 August 2016
Ballot Paper Draw
4:00pm Friday 16 September
Deadline for receipt of applications for postal vote
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday 19 September
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Monday 19 September
POLLING ~ Nedlands Campus — Nedlands Café (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 20 September
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday 20 September
POLLING ~ UWA Business School (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 21 September
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Wednesday 21 September
POLLING ~ Q.E. II Medical Centre – FJ Clarke Lecture Theatre (Foyer)
10:00am – 5:00pm Thursday 22 September
POLLING ~ UWA Campus – Oak Lawn (Near Guild Village) + Reid Library (Lawn area near Reid Library stairs)
11:00am – 3:00pm Thursday 22 September
POLLING ~ Oral Health Centre of WA (Medical-Dental Library) – OHCWA
5:00pm Thursday 22nd September
Deadline for receipt of postal vote

Important Information

List of 2016 Candidates

Regulations (to download)

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

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