RUSU Referendum

How to Vote

To vote online

  1. Log in to using your University username and password.
  2. Go to the Elections pages and select The Referendum.
  3. Click the Vote Now button.
  4. You will then be shown the referendum question and a short description of the motion being voted on.
  5. To read the motion being voted on in full, click on ‘Read motion document’.
  6. To read the ‘Yes’ case statement, click on ‘Read case for’.
  7. To read the ‘No’ case statement, click on ‘Read case against’.
  8. You will see three voting options: Yes, No or Abstain (please note: the order in which the voting options are displayed is randomised for each vote. Please ensure you select the correct option).
  9. To vote, simply click on your preference.
  10. You will be asked to confirm your choice. Click ‘OK’ to confirm your vote.

What is the voting system?

The voting system for a referendum is straightforward. At the end of polling, all of the ‘Yes’, ‘No and ‘Abstain’ votes will be added up. Whichever has the most votes will win by a simple majority.

Problems voting?

If you are experiencing any difficulties voting online, please email giving your full name, student number, contact details and a brief description of the problem.

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