Election Dates

 

Key Dates

Interested in running? Be sure to make note of these key dates so that you don't miss out!

 

Candidate Information: Wednesday 19th February, 3pm-5pm in Owls Nest, Ground Floor Learning Hub. 

 

Nominations Open: February 24, 9am

Time to nominate! It's time to make sure your manifesto is written and ready to go. You'll need to submit your nomination through the SU website (www.northamptonunion.com/elections) for more guidance on our nomination process please visit: www.northamptonunion.com/make-change/elections/how-to-nominate

 

Nominations close: March 1st, 5pm

This is your last chance to submit! Be sure not to miss this deadline, as we can't accept anything submitted after this point.

 

Candidate Briefing (option 1): March 2, 6-8pm (SN106)

This is a mandatory meeting that all candidates standing in the Election must attend – we'll be going over all the rules plus other important information that you need to know before you can begin campaigning. There are two available dates to attend and you only need to attend one. Please be aware that you can't campaign until you have attended one of the briefings!

Please note, you only need to attend a Candidate Briefing if you are running for one of the following roles: Sabbatical Officer, Part-Time Officer, Student Trustee, NUS Delegate. You do not need to attend if you are running for any of the following: Faculty Advocate, Non-Portfolio Councillor, any Student Group Committee role.  

 

Candidate Briefing (option 2): March 3, 6pm-8pm (SN106)

This is the second date available for you to attend the briefing. Remember that you can't campaign until you have attended one of the briefings!

Please note, you only need to attend a Candidate Briefing if you are running for one of the following roles: Sabbatical Officer, Part-Time Officer, Student Trustee, NUS Delegate. You do not need to attend if you are running for any of the following: Faculty Advocate, Non-Portfolio Councillor, any Student Group Committee role.  

 

Start of Campaigning: March 4, 9am

 

Question Time (Hustings): Wednesday March 4, 7pm (Engine Shed)

Time to campaign! All candidates need to present themselves and explain their plans for if they won office! It will also be when the Q&As take place. It is compulsory for all candidates who are running to be a Sabbatical Officer, Part-Time Officer, NUS Delegate and/or Student Trustee to attend this session.

Please note, you only need to attend a Question Time if you are running for one of the following roles: Sabbatical Officer, Part-Time Officer, Student Trustee, NUS Delegate. You do not need to attend if you are running for any of the following: Faculty Advocate, Non-Portfolio Councillor, any Student Group Committee role.  

 

Mini-husting - Sports Committee: March 10, 6pm (SN308)

For candidates running for the VP Welfare and Activities and Sports Officer positions, they must attend an additional husting with the Athletic Union (AU) Committee. This will take place Tuesday 10th March, from 6pm. Location: Morley Room. 

 

Mini-husting - Education Committee: March 10, 6pm (SN304)

For candidates running for the VP Education position, they must attend an additional husting with the Education Committee. This will take place Tuesday 10th March from 6pm

 

Mini-husting - Societies Committee, March 10, 7pm (SN308)

For candidates running for the VP Welfare and Activities and Societies Officer positions, they must attend an additional husting with the Societies Committee. This will take place Thuesday 10th March, from 7pm. 

 

Voting opens: March 10, 9am (via the SU website at www.northamptonunion.com/elections)

Time to vote!

All members of the Students' Union will be able to vote via the SU website, and polling stations will also be available at Waterside. Please note voting will be suspended at the end of each day at 10pm and will resume the next morning at 7 am. 

 

Voting closes: March 12, 5pm (via the SU website at www.northamptonunion.com/elections)

This is your last chance to cast your vote!

 

Results: March 16, from 7pm (TBC)