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Stand for Election - Nomination Checklist

Getting your nomination submitted properly is one of the most important things to do when running for election. It can take some time to get everything together and submit everything correctly.

If you are thinking of standing for election to a post, you should start on your nomination immediately. You can always withdraw your nomination before the deadline if you change your mind.

We have put together this  checklist guide to help you get everything submitted on time, before the deadline of Wed 5 Feb, 5pm.


Full-Time Student Officer Roles

Completing your nomination for a Full-Time role can take a few hours, if you include submitting your manifesto, preparing your content for the ballot paper and organising your printed materials, including your posters and flyers.

  • You should not wait until the very end before starting the submission process. In the past, we have refused submissions received even one minute after the deadline.
  • Don’t be the person who loses out because they weren’t prepared!
  • Don’t let your submission fail because of dodgy wireless, a broken USB key, or because you don’t have the necessary information already collected.

You can only stand for election for one role in this set of elections.

As soon as you identify the role you want, you can start preparing your nomination.

You should do this as soon as possible as it starts the nomination process.

You can edit and amend the form(s) online right up until the deadline.

  • Visit the nomination page and log in with your QUB student account
  • Scroll to the post you wish to nominate yourself for and click “Stand”
  • Enter the name that you wish to have appear on the ballot paper. (This may be different to your name as registered with Student Records in Queen’s.)
  • Confirm your QUB Email Address and enter your Personal Telephone (Mobile) Number
  • Click “Save”
  • Select any “Self-Defining” groups of which you are a member and click “Update Self Defined Status”
  • Scroll to the role to which you wish to stand for election. Under the role title, click “Stand”.
  • Congratulations! Stage one is complete!

Click “Print Form”. You will be taken to an online form. You do not need to print the from. You can submit it electronically by completing the form.

Supply the following information:

  • You need the following information to start:
  • QUB Email Address
  • Personal Telephone (Mobile) Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Your Hometown / Locality
  • A Short List Of: Campaigns / clubs / societies / volunteering activities in which you are / were involved in Queen's.
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Access Requirements / Adjustments
  • Childcare Requirements
  • A Link to Your Campaign Facebook Page (if you have one)
  • A Link to Your Campaign Twitter (if you have one)
  • A Link to Your Campaign Twitter (if you have one)

You must also take five minutes to complete our Equality Monitoring form.

The ballot paper allows you to add more information to convince students to vote for you!

You can edit this information right up until the deadline!

Under the manifesto heading, click “Upload”.

Here you can:

  • Upload a photo of yourself for the ballot paper. (We reserve the right to change this photo at a later date.)
  • You can add a 100-word / 500-character (max) slogan which will appear beside your name and photo on the ballot paper.
  • You can create an online version of your “manifesto”, which will be linked form the ballot paper. This can just be a few sentences, or it can be a summary of your complete manifesto. You can add photos, videos, web / social media links. Have fun!
  • Click “Save”
  • We will review all information you have supplied and manually “approve” it before it appears to students.

Details on the the printed materials you are required to provide can be found on our Printed Materials page.

You can also find out more about preparing your manifesto in our Candidate Info Pack.

 

Congratulations! You are now a candidate!


Part-Time Student Officer Roles

Nominating yourself for a Part-Time Role is straightforward and can be completed in a few minutes.

It can take longer if you want to develop a detailed online manifesto!

You can only stand for election for one role in this set of elections.

As soon as you identify the role you want, you can start preparing your nomination.

You should do this as soon as possible as it starts the nomination process.

You can edit and amend the form(s) online right up until the deadline.

  • Visit the nomination page and log in with your QUB student account
  • Scroll to the post you wish to nominate yourself for and click “Stand”
  • Enter the name that you wish to have appear on the ballot paper. (This may be different to your name as registered with Student Records in Queen’s.)
  • Confirm your QUB Email Address and enter your Personal Telephone (Mobile) Number
  • Click “Save”
  • Select any “Self-Defining” groups of which you are a member and click “Update Self Defined Status”
  • Scroll to the role to which you wish to stand for election. Under the role title, click “Stand”.
  • Congratulations! Stage one is complete!

The ballot paper allows you to add more information to convince students to vote for you!

You can edit this information right up until the deadline!

Under the manifesto heading, click “Upload”.

Here you can:

  • Upload a photo of yourself for the ballot paper. (We reserve the right to change this photo at a later date.)
  • You can add a 100-word / 500-character (max) slogan which will appear beside your name and photo on the ballot paper.
  • You can create an online version of your “manifesto”, which will be linked form the ballot paper. This can just be a few sentences, or it can be a summary of your complete manifesto. You can add photos, videos, web / social media links. Have fun!
  • Click “Save”
  • We will review all information you have supplied and manually “approve” it before it appears to students.

 

Congratulations! You are now a candidate!