Nomination submission process for University elections
Upon the commencement of the election period, the Returning Officer will issue a call for nominations to the relevant electorate/s. As required by the Elections Regulations, the call for nominations will set out details of the vacancy, nomination and voting time frames, and will contain a unique link to access the online nomination form.
All eligible persons may self-nominate.
Eligibility to nominate
Electoral rolls comprise members eligible to participate in elections and are constituted based on requirements imposed on elected positions as set out within the RMIT Act 2010 (PDF 342kb), the Academic Board Regulations and resolutions of Council. In the event a person is not included within the electoral roll for an election, and the person believes they are entitled to be included, the matter should be referred to the Returning Officer via email to email@example.com.
Prospective candidates complete the online form and, if desired provide a candidate’s statement of not more than 350 words within the advertised timeframe. Candidate statements will not be accepted after the close of the nomination period.
Close of nominations
Upon conclusion of the nomination period, the Returning Officer will verify candidate eligibility and notify eligible candidates via their RMIT email accounts as to whether an election is required. Where the number of nominations does not exceed the number of positions to be filled, the Returning Officer will declare the candidate or candidates elected and cause a notice to this effect to be posted on the University elections page.
A nominee may, no later than three (3) days following the close of nominations withdraw their nomination in writing to the Returning Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where the number of nominations exceeds the number of positions to be filled, a poll will be conducted (see how to vote). The Returning Officer will provide notice of a poll to all eligible voters via email.