It’s important that the elections are fair for all candidates, so we have a set of election rules and bye-laws that you and your supporters must follow during the elections.

Rules, Bye-laws & Guidance

It’s important that the elections are fair for all candidates, so we have a set of election rules and bye-laws that you and your supporters must follow during the elections.

The Election Bye-laws

It’s important that the elections are fair for all candidates, so we have a set of election rules that you and your supporters must follow during the elections. We’ll cover the rules in more detail at the Candidates Meeting, but the basic principle is that all candidates for a position should have the same opportunity to reach students. This means that any opportunities that are made available to you should also be available to other candidates running for the same role. For example, if your school agrees to feature you in their newsletter, they should offer the same opportunity to other candidates (a candidate may choose that they don’t want to be featured in the school newsletter, but they should be given the opportunity).


In the interest of fairness, we also want to remind you that campaigning can only begin after the Candidates Meeting. You are welcome to start planning your campaign before then, but please don’t promote yourself to students before the Candidates Meeting.


If you break the rules, it may have serious consequences like a temporary campaigning ban, or even disqualification from the election. We’re always happy to answer questions and provide clarifications – just email us on su-elections@qmul.ac.uk.


Read the election bye-laws

Student Group Guidance

Student Groups are not allowed to endorse candidates who are running in the Students’ Union elections, following policy passed by students. Endorsement means encouraging others to vote for a particular candidate, highlighting a particular candidate’s manifesto, suggesting that a particular candidate is the best choice for a role, allowing a particular candidate to contact or speak to members, or providing any other assistance to a particular candidate. To find out more, click on the button below.

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