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Liverpool Students’ Union. Candidate’s Briefing. What we’re going to talk about. the Rules making complaints how to vote breakfast briefings hustings raising your profile declaring the result. the Rules.

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liverpool students union

Liverpool Students’ Union

Candidate’s Briefing

what we re going to talk about
What we’re going to talk about
  • the Rules
  • making complaints
  • how to vote
  • breakfast briefings
  • hustings
  • raising your profile
  • declaring the result
the rules
the Rules

“candidates are expected to conduct themselves in a way which is fair and reasonable and engage in a positive campaigning experience”

we view your team as you

  • you are responsible for their conduct

remember that the law is the law

  • fly-postering, data protection

We hope that these are rare

  • the point is to get the most votes, not make the most complaints
  • positive campaigning is more popular with electorates
  • keep your head in the game

should be submitted as soon as possible in an email to [email protected]

  • what is your complaint?
  • what rule has been broken?
  • what evidence do you have?
  • what would you like as an outcome?

the Deputy Returning Officer will consider your complaint first and email you a response

if you’re unhappy with their decision, you should summarise your appeal in an email to the Returning Officer. The Returning Officer’s decision is final

  • what are you appealing?
  • what new evidence do you have?

We will accept no complaints about the conduct of the election after the ballot closes; we will not look favourably on ‘saving up’ complaints

how to vote
how to vote

we use the single transferrable vote

first candidates to meet quota in the election win, or the highest candidates after all transfers

important message to voters is to ranktheir preference; transfers do matter and have elected people at LSU before

how to vote7
how to vote

voting open 09.00 on 17 March 2011 and closes 17.00 on 25 March 2011. All voting is on-line: through or through BlackBoard

ballot stations will be open between Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00 at

  • I M Marsh Student Zone
  • Avril Robarts LRC
  • Aldham Robarts LRC
  • Byrom Street; James Parsons Foyer
  • the Haigh Building
how to vote8
how to vote


Through BlackBoard

breakfast briefings
breakfast briefings

between 09.15 and 09.45 Monday to Friday, we’d like you to come for a catch-up: we’ll put on breakfast and drinks

we’ll update you on key voting information, election progress and issues and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like to the Deputy Returning Officer


a proposal for hustings on

  • Monday 21 March
  • 12.00
  • the Haigh Building
  • Question Time event
  • what do you think?
raising your profile
raising your profile

#soelections for sharing news and photos or the LSU Facebook and YouTube accounts - contact us if you’re doing anything special; we’d love to film it (3 days notice would be lovely) and we will share it!

400 A4 black and white prints for you – email a .pdf or .doc to [email protected] and we’ll email you back when they’re ready

£50 prize for the best piece of media – please share your election with us!

the results
the results

Culture Fusion at LGoS

Joint society event

starts from 19.00 on Friday 25 March