Interpretations and Rulings


Rulings

Appeal Decision

Lillian Koroma appealed the decision of the Deputy Returning Officer to remove their nomination on 27th February. The orignial decision of the DRO has been upheld by the Returning Officer and the canidate will be removed.

Date of Decision: 06/03/2019

 

Manifesto Issue

A complaint has been received about the format of Ana Saravanja's manifesto. The byelaw states:

2.34 All candidates must submit three-to-five key manifesto points, these manifesto points must be:

           2.34.1 No longer than 140 characters.

           2.34.2 Must be a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) Objective, clearly outlining what a candidate would like to achieve.

 

2.35 All candidates must submit three areas of interest that they plan on working on during their term in office. These areas of interest should be no longer than 140 characters.

 

Ana has been given 4 hours to rectify the manifesto, or the Deputy Returning Officer will make cut points which are too long to ensure that the manifesto is compliant.

 

Date of Decision: 04/03/2019

Time of Decision: 10:05

Deadline for Appeal: 10:05- 06/03/2019

 

Appeal Decision

Llnnall Emanuel appealed the decision of the Deputy Returning Officer to remove their nomination on 27th February. The orignial decision of the DRO has been upheld by the Returning Officer and the canidate will be removed.

Date of Decision: 01/03/2019

 

Removal of candidate 

Raphael Anene has been removed from the process due to not attending either of the two compulsory Husting events for the VP(BME) post.. This has been communicated with acknowledgement of their right to appeal this decision to the Returning Officer. 

Date of Decision: 01/03/2019

Time of Decision: 17:45

Deadline for Appeal: 17:45- 03/03/2019

 

Removal of candidate

Usama Anwar has been removed from the process due to not attending any of the three compulsory Husting events for the Changemaker Officer post.. This has been communicated with acknowledgement of their right to appeal this decision to the Returning Officer. 

Date of Decision: 01/03/2019

Time of Decision: 17:40

Deadline for Appeal: 17:40- 03/03/2019

 

Candidate Briefing and Rules 

The Candidates have been briefing on the following information here

Date of Decision: 25 & 26/02/2019

 

Confirmation of Slates

The following individuals have formed slates: 

Slate 1. Gemma Lovegrove (running for President) and Katy Baker (running for VP Welfare)

Slate 2. Samiullah (running for President), Zain Ul Abideen (running for VP Welfare), and Hamael Javaid (runing for VP Union Development)

Date of Decision: 25/02/2019

 

Ryan Bradshaw- Candidate for VP (Union Development)

Ryan was found to have used an SU logo in his campaigning material online. The following sanctions have been applied:

  1. To remove any posts that contain prohibited logos.
  2. Ryan has been issues a final written warning in regards to his conduct in the election.

Date of Decision: 28/02/2019

Time of Decision: 14:50

Deadline for Appeal: 14:50- 02/03/2019

 

Removal of candidates 

Three candidates have been removed from the process due to not attending one of the mandatory Candidate Briefings. This has been communicated with acknowledgement of their right to appeal this decision to the Returning Officer. 

Date of Decision: 27/02/2019

Time of Decision: 14:11

Deadline for Appeal: 17:45- 01/03/2019

 

Ryan Bradshaw- Candidate for VP (Union Development)

Ryan was found to have campaigned before having attended a Candidate Briefing, and before the official campaigning period had begun. As a result of this Ryan has been given the following sanctions:

  1. To remove any posts that were posted before his candidate briefing
  2. To take down his online campaign material until 8pm on 26th February
  3. That Ryan be banned from campaigning until 8pm on 26th February

Date of Decision: 25/02/2019

Time of Decision: 17:45

Deadline for Appeal: 17:45- 27/02/2019

 

Interpretations and Information

Digital Screens

Candidates can submit one image for digital screens on campus. This must be 1920x1080 and adhere to information provided in the candidate briefing. These images must be sent to [email protected]

The Candidates have been briefing on the following information here

 

Polling Hours

It has been confirmed that polling will close overnight. Polling will therefore be open at the following times:

Monday 4th March- 8am-10pm

Tuesday 5th March- 8am-6pm

Polling stations will be available in the Learning Hub and at Avenue SU between 9am-5pm on each day.