Election time is coming soon for positions on the CSA Cranfield Executive Committee. Elections are an exciting time of year – it’s when you are able to decide who will represent you in different student officer positions.
During the elections candidates will be asking for your vote to help them become your elected representative.
The candidates standing for election as student officers are as follows. Click on a candidate’s name to see their manifesto:
International Students Officer
Residences & Services Officer
SATM Education Representative
SOM Education Representative
Cranfield campus students will be voting online via a link emailed to your Cranfield email address on the 3rd November. Voting will be live from 09.00 Tuesday 3 November until 17.00 Thursday 5 November. The subject title of the email will be ‘CSA Elections 2020 – Your Online Voting Link’. This email contains your unique link to the voting area so it’s important to look out for it.
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.
This election is run by the Single Transferable Vote (STV) method.
The count will take place at 17.30 on 5 November and the results will be announced on the intranet and mycsa.org.uk website.
What to expect during election season:
• There will be a range of candidates standing for different student positions.
• Candidates will approach you to ask you to vote for them. This could happen on a bus, outside the library or in a shop.
• They will give you information about why you might want to vote for them
• It is up to you to give each candidate a fair chance by reading their manifestos and deciding who you would like to vote for.
What shouldn’t happen:
• The candidate should never vote on your behalf – that is electoral fraud.
• Candidates should never threaten or intimidate you to vote for them. If this happens you can send a complaint to your CSA.
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.