Elections Jargon Buster

Campaigning
A period of time given to candidates to get their name out, promote their policies and win votes. After nominations close candidates have a period o...
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 at 3:29 PM
Hustings
And event held during campaigning period where you can give a speech noting your policies and what you want to achieve if elected.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 11:37 AM
Forum
A place for discussion, decisions and voting normally held for a specific group or topic.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 10:33 AM
Voting
A Period of a maximum of three days where you have the chance to cast your vote. This is normally Wednesday to Friday of the last week of the election
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Referendum
This is normally used in the case of a big question to which the answer can only be yes or no. These are used, usually in the cases of changing the Unions...
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Quorum
This is a percentage of people that need to be present or vote out of the total, if quorum is not not met, a vote cannot be confirmed or a meeting cannot ...
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 10:45 AM
R.O.N
Also known as Re-Open Nominations. If you don't want to vote for any of the candidates because you don't feel on of them represent you or otherw...
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 10:46 AM
What is a Student Jury?
A jury is made up of 18 semi-randomly selected students, which reflect the wider member demographic as much is possible, representing the voice of stude...
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016 at 11:37 AM