Why are they important?
SU elections are important because it is vital that you have the chance to vote for the candidate you feel mirrors your views and will be committed to working hard for you and the student body.
During the SU elections, each candidate will produce a written manifesto (this will be available on the SU website), this will outline what they would aim to achieve if elected into their chosen position.
Once elected, all representative will be supported by the Students Union staff team to achieve as many things they have promised on their manifesto as possible.
How are the votes counted?
We use the Alternative Voting System which means a candidate must get over 50% of the vote to win. If this doesn't happen in Round 1, the candidate with the lowest votes is excluded and their other preference votes are redistributed until a candidate reaches over 50%.
That's why its so important to rank all your candidates when voting and use all the preference votes.