Nominations for the next round of Student Council elections start on Monday the 23rd of August. Positions are available across all campuses including (for the first time) vacancies on our new Online Student Council. We invite all students to get involved in our Student Council elections. It is a chance to represent your fellow students, have your voice heard and contribute to something big!
How does it work?
You’ll be sent an email to your LTU student email address inviting you to nominate as a candidate. To nominate, you must be a student member of LTSA. It is free to join and you can sign up here. You are only able to nominate for the Student Council on the campus at which you are enrolled.
After the nomination period, you will be emailed your own unique link allowing you to vote. All voting is conducted online. Owing to current COVID lockdowns and the inability for students to attend campuses for non-essential purposes, campaigning by students on campus is to be avoided. There are also no polling stations on campus or options to vote by post. You’ll be able to view the candidate statements on an independent website (linked to ltsa.com.au) before you place your vote. You will only be able to vote for the Student Council that represents the campus where you’re currently studying (including fully Online campus). International students are also eligible to vote for the International Student Council. The voting system is preferential (ie; you number the candidates in the order of your preference).
What are the dates I need to know?
- Monday 23rd August 2021 — notice of election given, nominations open
- Monday 6th September 2021 — nominations close 5pm
- Tuesday 7th September 2021 — nominations re-opened, if needed
- Friday 10th September 2021 — re-opened nominations close
- Monday 13th September 2021 – online candidates forum
- Monday 13th September 2021 — open of polling, 10am
- Friday 17th September 2021 — close of polling, 5pm
How does the Student Council Work?
We have Student Councils for Albury Wodonga, Bendigo, Bundoora, City, International, Mildura, Online and Shepparton campuses. Each campus has up to 9 positions, except Bundoora which has up to 16 positions. Each council will elect a President who will become part of the Governing Board of the LTSA. One of these students will be the LTSA Chair.
The LTSA website is currently being updated and you will be able to access more information in the coming days. In the meantime, you can send queries about the election to Returning Officer Patrick Clearwater email@example.com