RMIT Student Union - 2019 Annual Elections

Election Notice

RMIT Student Union - 2019 Annual Elections



Nominations for the following positions for the RMIT Student Union elections for 2019 open on Monday 19 August 2019 and close at 12:00 noon on Friday 23 August 2019.

RMIT Student Union Council


Other Positions


How to Nominate

Nominations must be made on the official Nomination Forms available from Monday 12 August 2019 on the RUSU website. Nominations must be lodged no later than 12 noon on Friday 23 August 2019.

Nominations must only be submitted in scanned electronic format to, with the email sent before 12 noon on Friday 23 August 2019.

Under no circumstances will physical copies of nomination forms be accepted.

*Note: A separate nomination form must be completed for each position. All candidates will need to submit their signed declaration of good conduct with their nominations. Declarations will be available on the RUSU website.


Candidates Student Cards

Candidates must submit a scan of their current student card with their nomination.


Candidates Photographs and Statements

Candidates may submit a policy statement and a photograph of themselves for publication.

Policy statements and photographs are to be submitted via Microsoft Word document only, and forwarded to and must be lodged no later than the close of the nomination period.

For Student Union Council positions, policy statements must not exceed 400 words for officer positions, 200 words for General Representative and NUS positions and 250 words for team statements.


Election Regulations and Constitution

The rules governing the elections are set out in the RMIT University Student Union Constitution and RMIT University Student Union Regulations. These documents are on the RUSU website.


Ballot Paper Draw

A draw to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot papers will be conducted at the RUSU offices, Building 57, at 12:00 noon Tuesday 27 August 2019.


Application to Register Name of Electoral Teams

Applications for the registration of an electoral team must be submitted by email by 12:00 noon on Wednesday 21 August 2019

Team names and requirements shall be in accordance with RMIT Student Union Regulation 6.6.3.

A proforma for the registration of a team name will be available from Monday 12 August 2019 available for download from the RUSU website



Polling will be conducted from Monday, 9 September 2019 to Friday, 13 September 2019.


Postal Voting

The Returning Officer shall cause to be published before the close of nominations advertising the procedure to obtain a postal vote. These posters shall be distributed evenly on noticeboards and other suitable locations on Campus and at off-campus teaching areas.


Returning Officer

Matt Incerti
Returning Officer, 5 August 2019

DOWNLOAD PDF: 2019 Electoral Team Application
DOWNLOAD PDF: 2019 Nomination Form
DOWNLOAD PDF: Postal Vote Application

DOWNLOAD PDF: RMIT University Student Union Constitutio (Section 11: Elections)
DOWNLOAD PDF: RMIT University Student Union Regulations (Section 6: Electorial)