Guild Elections 2019: Conduct & Complaints

We’re at the pointy end of the elections cycle, and polling starts next Monday September 16. We love the enthusiasm of our candidates, and there’s a lot of energy around Guild Village at the moment!

During Polling, candidates are allowed to campaign on campus, but we’d like to remind everyone that there’s a few pretty strict guidelines around campaigning, to make sure the Elections period runs smoothly for all students.

Important things to note during polling:

  • Thanks to the new Elections Regulations, there is now a mandatory blackout period from 12.30-1.30pm each day, where no campaigning is allowed on campus.
  • Candidates must not campaign physically within 5m of any polling station (this includes campaign materials and posters).
  • Outside of Reid Library candidates and campaigners must stay out of the Fast Lane to allowed unhindered passage (check out this video for deets on the new Fast Lane!)
  • Voting is not compulsory, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to vote if you don’t want to!

For the full rundown of candidate behaviour and what counts as misconduct, check the regulations on the UWA website.

Student Conduct Breaches

Complaints from Group Agents, Candidates and general students for breaches of student Code of Conduct can be made via the Guild Managing Director: complaints.elections@guild.uwa.edu.au.

Breaches can also include people’s behavioural actions, any discriminatory action and bullying (including via social media).

Evidence is required, however if you feel a breach is made, an initial confidential conversation may be held with the Managing Director.

Questions about elections, voting and polling may be directed to elections@guild.uwa.edu.au.

Happy voting everyone!

Posted on September 13, 2019

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