To vote online
RUSU uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system which
provides voters with much more choice and influence. STV means
Candidates do not need the majority of votes to win, but
instead a “quota” or proportion of the vote. The “quota” is
determined by the number of votes cast and the number of posts
to be filled.
When voting you will be asked to list your candidates in order
of your preference (first, second, third and so on). You can
vote for as many or as few candidates as you want.
When voting has closed, surplus votes can be transferred to a
further competing candidate (according to the voter's order of
preference) if the first choice candidate is eliminated during
a count or has more votes than required for election.
Unlike other voting systems, where only a small number of
votes actually contribute to the result, STV ensures that very
few votes are wasted.
You can find out more about the voting system on the
How to Vote page.