Breach of Rules
Any breach of the rules may be punished. Sanctions include:
- Total disqualification
- A formal warning, which is made public to the electorate
- A formal warning, which is not made public to the electorate
- A ban on campaigning, both on and off-line, for a defined period.
In the case of total disqualification, the Returning Officer will be asked to rule on the seriousness of the breach before a team is disqualified. This decision is not subject to appeal.
Breach of Law or Regulations
The RUSU Constitution, Bye-laws and Regulations apply to everyone during any election or referendum. Any breaches of these governing documents, of RUSU or University Policies, of University Regulations or the laws of the UK may attract one, or more, of the sanctions above.