How to Vote

Find out all you need to know about voting and how you can cast your vote. Remember, every vote counts!

How to vote

Go to www.qmsu.org and use your University username and password to log in, click on the vote now button to cast your vote where it will take you to the main voting page. There are some positions which will require you to self define before you are able to vote. The following positions which will require you to self define are: BME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Representatives, LGBT+ Representatives, Trans Representative and Women's Representatives. Please note that if you self define within any of these groups, you must select these options prior to voting, if you forget to do this, these positions will not show on your ballot. If you do not self define within any of these groups, you can skip this step.

Don't forget, you can also vote via our app by downloading 'Studentlink' from the app store or the Google Play store. Can't vote online or through the app? We'll also have polling stations located in Ground and the Library foyer between 10am and 4pm, just remember to bring your student ID card!

Vote between 10am Monday 4th March and 4pm Thursday 7th March 2019.

Problems voting?

If you encounter any problems voting, including logging in to the Students' Union website, please email su-webhelp@qmul.ac.uk.

The Voting System

The voting system the Students' Union uses is called the Single Transferable Vote (or STV).

Voters are asked to select the candidates in order of preference. That means first selecting the candidate they most wish to be elected, selecting their second most preferred candidate and so on until there are no candidates left.

All elections will include a RON candidate or the Re-open Nominations option, which will allow voters to choose none of the candidates and for the election process to restart.

To win candidates must poll above 50% of the votes, either by totalling more than half of the first preferences or by redistribution of votes.

Why Vote?

Influence the Union
This is your opportunity to have a direct say over the Union and its activities. The students elected will ultimately decide which campaigns the Union will run to improve your student experience, how to develop and run your sports clubs and societies, and oversee the Union's bars and shops.

Choose who speaks for you
The students elected in this election will be your voice on matters that affect you; from feedback on marked work to the number of books in the library. It's essential you choose who they are so they best reflect your views and opinions.

Together we're stronger
The more students vote the more likely the Union and your representatives are likely to be listened to and win the changes you want to see.

If you're in your final year
Next year's first-year students will not have the privilege to choose their representatives. As a final year you are the best judge of the election candidates and their policies and the things that need to be changed, so vote on their behalf!