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Election Notice: 2018 Mount Gambier By-Election

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Jackson Polley

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2018-03-27T14:33:53

Election Notice: 2018 Mount Gambier By-Election

The dates and times relating to the election:

Nomination Period:
9am Monday 26 February – 4pm Monday 2 March

Voting Period:
9am Tuesday 20 March – 4pm Tuesday 27 March

Provisional Results:
5pm Tuesday 27 March

Vacancies to be filled and the qualifications for candidature:
Mount Gambier Representative (any student enrolled at Mount Gambier)
- At the time of nomination and for the duration of their terms, all USASA Board Representatives must be onshore students, must be eligible to hold a liquor license in SA, must never have previously been removed from or vacated office of the USASA Board, must never have been convicted of any indictable office or any offence involving fraud, theft, or dishonesty, and must sign a written declaration confirming their eligibility
- The successful candidate will be required to submit a valid police check to USASA within 4 weeks of being elected to the role

Nomination Process:
- Nominations will open at 9am on Monday 26 February and will be conducted wholly online via a form on the USASA Website
- All candidates must upload a dated copy of their Student ID card when submitting the form and must sign a declaration stating that they fulfil all requirements of the role

Requirements for submitting Policy Statements:
- At the close of nominations, the Returning Officer will cross-reference the details on your nomination against information granted by Campus Central to ensure that all candidates are eligible to run for the positions that they have nominated for
- All candidates must have a compulsory phone meeting with the Returning Officer where they will be given the specifications of policy statements, election material, and election conduct
- After your eligibility has been confirmed, you will receive a unique email link from BigPulse where you must submit a photograph and a short policy statement before the deadline specified by the Returning Officer
- The Returning Officer will review all policy statements received to make sure they are appropriate and will advise candidates if they need to amend the content of any statements

Voting Method:
- Voting will occur online, electronically and will be administered by BigPulse
- At 9am Tuesday March 20, all students that are eligible to vote (Mt Gambier Students Only) will receive an email with a unique link to the ballot form
- Each student may only vote once in the election and must only use their unique voting link
- Students may vote online at any time between 9am Tuesday March 20 and 4pm Tuesday March 27
- The vote will be conducted under the optional preferential proportional representation voting system
- The provisional result will be announced at 5pm Tuesday 27 March

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