CSA Elections 2018 – Who will get your votes?

Election time is coming soon for positions on the CSA Executive Committees of Cranfield and Shrivenham.

The candidates standing for election as student officers are as follows. Click on a candidate’s name to see their manifesto.

CSA President – Cranfield & Shrivenham
Nithya SUBRAMANIAN

Student Trustee – Cranfield & Shrivenham
Osas Eric EHIGIATOR

Secretary & Welfare Officer – Shrivenham campus only
Charlotte LOY

VOTING
Cranfield and Shrivenham campus students will be voting online via a link sent by email to your Cranfield email address on the 24 April, 09.00. Voting will be live from 09.00 Tuesday 24 April to 17.00 Thursday 26 April. The subject title of the email will be ‘CSA Elections 2018 – Your Online Voting Link’. This email contains your unique link to the voting area so it’s important to look out for this email.

Read the instructions carefully and then make your votes. Remember, you can only record your vote once (once it is submitted then it is complete) so it is important you take the time to read the candidate manifestos beforehand to decide who you will vote for. Once you start voting, you must complete the process as you will not be allowed to start again once you have left the voting area.

As in all CSA elections, each position will have the option of voting for RON/Other (Re-Open Nominations). This allows you to have the option of not voting for the named candidates. The votes for Re-open Nominations are counted the same as any other candidates’ votes are counted. If Re-open Nominations get more votes than the candidates, a new election will be held.

This election is run by the Single Transferable Vote (STV) method.

The count will take place at 17.30 on 26 April and the results will be announced on the intranet and mycsa website.

Why should I vote?
 
Voting is really easy online but if you need reasons why you should, here are a few:

  • It is simple and could make a big difference to students’ lives. Even if you can’t see a benefit for yourself, all the candidates have shown a great deal of enthusiasm, passion and determination. By taking a few minutes to vote, you could help them achieve their goal: making a difference to the lives of Cranfield University students.
  • And, most importantly, the more students who vote, the stronger the CSA’s voice will be in representing students.