Our elections are held online, with students casting their votes on this website.
That makes them secure, safe, and easy to count, as well as enabling distance and part-time students to vote without having to visit campus.
We use Preferential Voting. This is a very simple method for the voter - all you need to do is rank candidates in order of preference.
Rank your favourite candidate 1, your second-favourite candidate 2, and so on.
You don’t have to rank them all; you can rank one, some or all candidates. You can also select ‘Re-open nominations’ if you prefer that option to one or more candidates.
A candidate ‘wins’ when they have more than half of all votes cast. If no single candidate has more than half of the ‘first preferences’, then the candidate with the least first preferences is removed, and the second preferences are then counted and distributed to the remaining candidates.
This continues until one candidate has more than half of all first preferences, at which point that candidate is declared the winner.
It might sounds complicated, but it’s a very simple, fair and proportionate voting system.
Our voting software will fairly and securely count all votes.