If you’re thinking about running in the elections, we suggest that you make a note of the key dates and deadlines. We want the elections to be fair for everyone, so we can’t make exceptions from the deadlines.
Have you already made the decision to run?
The next step for you is to submit a nominations form. We’ve created a short video that walks you through the nominations process step-by-step.
To nominate yourself, you will need to:
- Complete the online nominations form. It’s available on qmsu.org/elections, and you’ll need your name, your student ID, your email address and your phone number. Once you’ve submitted your nominations form, you’ll get an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email notification shortly after submitting your nomination form, there may be a technical problem, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your nomination has been registered.
- You must also submit a photo. The photo should be of you (not your pet squirrel or a group of friends). Please make sure to submit the photo in high resolution. Photos saved from Facebook are usually not in high resolution, so if at all possible, please don’t submit photos saved from Facebook.
- It’s also a requirement to submit a short statement. The statement can’t exceed 50 words. And no, you can’t just remove the spaces between all the words. We use MS Word to count the number of words, and if your statement exceeds 50 words (even if it’s 51), we’ll cut your statement after 50 words. The statement is your opportunity to tell students why they should vote for you. You may want to mention your key policies and ideas.
- You can also decide to submit an optional manifesto. The manifesto is a longer document (max. 1 A4 page) outlining your policies and ideas in more detail. Your manifesto can also include information about your relevant experience, achievements, skills, values or other information that you find relevant for your campaign. For more information on how to write a good manifesto, please check the Campaigning page.
Have you still not made up your mind?
We know it can feel a bit daunting to nominate yourself, so we’ve organised some informal drop-in sessions with the current Executive Officers and the Elections Team. The Elections Team are always happy to answer your questions and talk about the elections, so feel free to email us on email@example.com if you have a question or want to know more about the elections. If you’re worried about the workload, it’s possible to run on a so-called joint ticket. This means that you find someone to share the role with, and you run in the elections as one candidate. For further information about this option, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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