Rules

 

The 2019 Students' Association Elections rules & regulations are available here

The rules are interpreted and amended by the Elections Committee at 5pm daily during the elections period, and it is the candidates responsibility to keep on top of updates which are published on this page

The rules & regulations for the Students' Association Elections 2019 have been approved the SRCSSC, and the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee is tasked to make sure that all candidates in the Students' Association Elections 2019 adhere to these rules.

If you have any questions, you can email the Elections Committee at saelect@st-andrews.ac.uk, or come to the drop-in Elections Office between 10am and 5pm on weekdays in Weeks 5 & 6 in the Advocacy Office (first floor of the Students' Association, opposite the stairs).

 

Rule Updates

The Elections Committee is empowered by resolution of the Students' Association Councils to amend or interpret the rules according to situations which arise throughout the campaign period. The committee meets at 5pm each night to discuss any amendments or clarifications to the rules.

Candidates should be aware of the following rules updates implemented since last campaign cycle. 

  • Slating (collaboratively campaigning under a single banner/ join campaign) is prohibited (5.21). 

    Whilst candidates may agree on policies, their campaigning should only discuss the policy and not the fact it is a joint policy with anyone in particular.

    Specifically, Candidates may not:

    - Refer to other candidates who share their policies in publicity

    - Host campaigning events showcasing multiple candidates (eg. Pub Meetup with candidates X + Y) unless approves by the Elections Committee in advance.

    Candidates may:

    Share policies, and share the wording of those policies

  • Group chats (such as Facebook group chats) are subject to the rules based on online groups (5.5) and online campaigning (5.15).
  • Clarification has been issued on the use of logos or branded clothing in publicity. (5.8)
  • The ban on flyers has been continued. No paper hand-out publicity may be used for campaigning. Stickers and the previously prescribed posters are still permitted, but candidates are not permitted to use paper hand-outs of any size or purpose. The ban on flyers was interpreted as a ban on all paper-based handout publicity materials. An exception was made for stickers and the poster described in the rules. Candidates were encouraged to trial alternative publicity materials such as baked goods with rice-paper tags.?

Elections Committee

The Elections Committee is made up of twenty one students and all of them remain neutral during elections:

  • Director of Wellbeing and Senior Elections Officer
  • Association President
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Student Development and Activities
  • Director of Events and Services
  • Athletic Union President
  • Three SSC Representatives
  • Three SRC Representatives
  • Senior Academic Representative, Arts & Divinity
  • Senior Academic Representative, Science & Medicine
  • 7 Co-opted Members

The Senior Elections Officer is assisted by three Deputy Elections Officers.