16 September 9am
27 September 4pm
21 October 9am
25 October 4pm
Provisional Results Announced:
25 October 5pm
Vacant Positions - Qualifications for Candidature^
^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
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 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.