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Election of the 2020 USASA Board

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Rachael Sharman

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2019-09-13T11:11:12

Election of the 2020 USASA Board

Nomination period:
16 September 9am
27 September 4pm

Voting period:
21 October 9am
25 October 4pm

Provisional Results Announced:
25 October 5pm

Vacant Positions - Qualifications for Candidature^

  • President
    Any student enrolled at any campus
  • Postgraduate Student Representative
    Any student enrolled in a postgraduate program^^
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student Representative
    Any student who identifies as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • International Student Representative
    Any student enrolled as an International student
  • City East Undergraduate Representative
    Any undergraduate student with City East as their home campus
  • City East Representative
    Any student with City East as their home campus
  • City West Undergraduate Representative
    Any undergraduate student with City West as their home campus
  • City West Representative
    Any student with City West as their home campus
  • Magill Undergraduate Representative
    Any undergraduate student with Magill as their home campus
  • Magill Representative
    Any student with Magill as their home campus
  • Mawson Lakes Undergraduate Representative
    Any undergraduate student with Mawson Lakes as their home campus
  • Mawson Lakes Representative
    Any student with Mawson Lakes as their home campus
  • Mount Gambier Representative
    Any student with Mount Gambier as their home campus
  • Whyalla Representative
    Any student with Whyalla as their home campus

^In order to nominate and hold office, a Board member must be an onshore student of UniSA (not be an exchange student), must be eligible to hold a liquor license in SA, must never have previously been removed from (or involuntarily vacated from) a position on the USASA Board, and must have never been convicted of any indictable offence or any offence involving fraud, theft, or dishonesty. Permanent and fixed-term contract employees of USASA or UniSA are not eligible to nominate for any USASA Board position.

^^A student enrolled in a postgraduate and undergraduate program concurrently is deemed a postgraduate student


Nomination Process
1. All nominations must be submitted through the specified online form.
2. All nominations must be received between 9am Monday 16 September and 4pm Friday 27 September.
3. Candidates may nominate for two positions on the Board but can only be elected to one.
4. Candidates must upload a copy of their student ID card when submitting the form.
5. Candidates will be required to make a declaration that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria for the role. This will be verified by USASA staff prior to the commencement of the new Board terms.

Requirements for submitting Policy Statements

• At the close of nominations, the Returning Officer will check the provisional eligibility of candidates by confirming that they meet the basic criteria for the roles they have nominated.
• Provisionally eligible candidates will receive an email link from BigPulse where they must submit a 200px x 200px photograph and a policy statement of no more than 250 words.
• The Returning Officer will confirm the deadline for the submission of the policy statement and photograph at the candidate briefings that will take place the week after nominations close.
• All candidates will receive an email confirming whether their nomination statements and photographs have been approved, or whether the Returning Officer requires them to resubmit.

Voting Method

• Voting will be conducted electronically via the online platform, BigPulse.
• All students will receive an email with a unique link to the electronic ballot form.
• Students may vote online any time between 9am Monday 21 October and 4pm Friday 25 October.
• All students may vote for the positions of President, Postgraduate Student Representative, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student Representative, and International Student Representative.
• The remaining Undergraduate/Campus Representative positions can only be elected by students also enrolled at that home campus.
• The vote will be conducted using the optional preferential proportional representation method.

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