When taking part in any of our elections it is important to know the rules and regulations which help us ensure that the elections are run in a free and fair way. It's important that every student has an equal chance to run, campaign and get students to vote for them. Our election rules will differ from election-to-election so it is important to read them every time you run.
Student Voice Leader, NUS Delegate, Union Council and Student Group Executive Committee Elections Autumn 2020 Regulations can be found here.
Student Group By-Election Autum 2020 Regulations can be found here
The complaints form for all elections can be found here.
The Single Transferable Vote (STV) is the voting system used in all MDXSU elections and is an electoral system that puts the power in your hands. STV is designed to achieve proportional representation by ranking your chosen candidates by preference. Each voter gets a single vote per election electing multiple winners. Vote for your preferred candidate and also vote for back-up preferences. Your vote will go to your first preference if possible, but if they are elminated, instead of your vote being thrown away, your vote is transferred to your back-up preferences, with your vote being assigned to your second, third, or lower choices.