How to Vote

It’s really easy to vote in Change It! All you need to do is make sure you’re logged into the website, click vote now at the top of the Change It! homepage and follow the on-screen instructions.

Campaign Votes

Campaigning allows RUSU to make positive change on behalf of students. In the past, we’ve helped you to campaign to improve lighting on campus, make the library 24 hours and get you a new AstroTurf pitch.

Change It! campaign votes will ask you to choose the campaign that you think should be a priority for RUSU. In a campaign vote, you will be able to order the campaigns by number of preference based on which campaign you believe is the most important.

What is Single Transferable Vote?

RUSU uses an STV (Single Transferable Vote) system for Change It! campaign votes because it provides you with the most choice and influence. When voting, you can list the campaign ideas by order of preference (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) and you can vote for as many or as few ideas as you like.

Policy Votes

Policies are rules and principles that govern the way RUSU works and operates day to day. A policy vote is phrased as a question e.g. ‘Should RUSU adopt a Zero Tolerance to sexual harassment policy?’ and you will be able to answer yes or no. If you want to, you can abstain from the vote, meaning that you have a neutral stance on the policy.

Having Problems Voting?

All current students at the University of Reading should be able to vote in Change It! If you’re having problems voting, please email



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