You’ll need your UWA student ID card to be marked off the electoral
roll to vote, so make sure to bring it!
It also doesn’t hurt to look into the party policies to make
an informed decision once you’re in the booth. If you have any questions for
the parties, you’ll find them outside the polling stations with guides on how to
correctly cast your vote for your preferred candidates.
THE BALLOT PAPER(S)
This year’s ballot papers can be a bit intimidating – there’s
12 different papers and a LOT of candidates this year!
You will be handed separate ballot papers for:
Education Council President
ISD President (International students only)
Women’s Officer (Women and women-identifying
Ordinary Guild Councillors
The Guild Election is conducted with optional proportional
voting, which means you can vote for just 1 option OR number as
many candidates as you’d like on each ballot paper. But most importantly, you
MUST write in the number 1 for the vote to be counted.
In the words of WAEC Returning Officer Mary Petrou: ‘All
you need is number 1 to make your vote count!’
CONDUCT & COMPLAINTS
During Polling Week candidates are allowed to campaign on
campus, but they must adhere to a strict Code of Conduct to maintain a positive
election experience for all UWA students.
The Elections changes from 2019 will carry on to this
year, which means:
is a mandatory blackout period from 12.30-1.30pm each
day, where no campaigning is allowed on campus.
must not campaign physically within 5m of any polling station (this
includes campaign materials and posters).
of Reid Library candidates and campaigners must stay out of the
Fast Lane to allowed unhindered passage (check out this video for deets on the Fast Lane!)
is not compulsory, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to vote if you don’t want to!
For more on what counts as misconduct, and the behaviour you should
expect from candidates, you can find the Guild
Elections Regulations on the UWA website.
from Group Agents, Candidates and general students for breaches of student Code
of Conduct can be made via the Guild Managing Director: [email protected].
can also include people’s behavioural actions, any discriminatory action and
bullying (including online/via social media).
is required, however if you feel a breach is made, an initial confidential
conversation may be held with the Managing Director.
about elections, voting and polling may be directed to Returning Officer Mary Petrou or [email protected].