Voting process for University elections
Casting your vote
In the event of a contested election, the Returning Officer will give notice of a ballot, including details of how, where, and when voters may cast their vote.
Votes once cast are entirely de-identified so that it is not possible for any person to determine how a particular elector cast their vote. Vote counting does not commence until polling has concluded.
Where one candidate is to be elected, the method of voting is optional preferential. Enter the number 1 against the candidate who is your first preference. You may then number the remaining candidates to indicate an order of preference. The vote will not be valid unless the number 1 is entered against the name of a single candidate; it is not compulsory to rank all candidates.
Where more than one candidate is to be elected, the method of voting is proportional representation. You must rank all candidates in order of preference. The vote will not be valid unless a number is entered against the name of each candidate.
The method of voting will be noted on the ballot paper. See the Elections Regulations for further information on the electoral process.
Where a ballot is conducted electronically, technical assistance may be sought by contacting the Service and Support Centre.
All other matters concerning the electoral process should be directed to the Returning Officer via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Close of voting
Upon conclusion of the voting period, the Returning Officer will determine the results of the poll and notify candidates within two business days via RMIT email accounts.
Declaration of elected candidates and the distribution of votes will be published on the University elections page.