When can I vote?

Voting is open from 10am on Monday 17th February to Thursday 20th February 20th at 7pm. You will only be able to vote between 7am and 7pm daily. You will be able to do this from anywhere, via an email link you will be directly sent. We will also be on each campus between 11am-3pm daily, so feel free to come over to a member of UWSU staff and let us help you with any questions you have.

What is a manifesto?

A manifesto is a statement of intent as to the kind of priorities the students running for Officer want to achieve. These are otherwise known as their campaigning priorities. You can read them all here

Why is there no election for LGBTI Students Officer or Trans and Non-Binary Officer?

Sadly, we didn’t receive any nominations from students wanting to take on these role. If you think you’d be interested, then please do get in touch with us at su-elections@westminster.ac.uk and we will keep you updated on the next steps for these important roles. You can also read the role descriptions here:
- LGBTI Students Officer
- Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer

I feel like a candidate might have broken a rule. What can I do?

You can do so via our quick and easy form here by the close of polling (Thursday 20th February, 7pm).

Complaints can only be made if you think a candidate (or their campaigners) have broken one of our rules, which are as follows:
- If candidates are unsure about any aspects of the campaign or standards of behaviour, it is their responsibility to ask
- All candidates should have equal and fair access to be able to communicate with students. Candidates and their campaigners may use email lists but only where lawful to do so. In most cases, this will require the consent of the members on the list to use their details
- All student should be given a free and fair choice at the point of voting. Candidates and their campaigners must not communicate with voters in any way once they have begun to complete their ballot. If Candidates and their Campaigners can see how a voter is expressing preferences and voting, they are in breach of this rule.
- Candidates in UWSU elections stand as individuals and not as part of a group or team
- The elections are about Westminster students and their student experience
- Candidates and their campaigners may only alter, move or remove their own campaign materials
- Only the Returning Officer (or their deputy) has the right to challenge the actions of the Union

I heard there were AirPods and an Inflatable Assault Course?

You heard right! If we hit the following numbers of votes, then the following rewards are yours:
-200 votes: Free entry at Messy Mondays
-400 votes: Free doughnuts
-600 votes: Cheap NUS Totum Cards
-800 votes: Free pizza
-1000 votes: Alpaca farm on campus
-1400 votes: You get to choose the new Cavendish SU Shop name 
-1800 votes: Chance to win free tickets to Varsity 2020
-2500 votes: Chance to get a free drink at results night
-3000 votes: Apple AirPods Pro Giveaway
-4000 votes: Inflatable Assault Course on campus 
So, make sure you get all of your mates to vote -let’s do this together! Check the progress here.

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