Election Rules

Election Rules


Election Rules for candidates in Residents' Associations and JCRs elections can be found here

If you are a candidate running in an election please ensure you have read the entire document. A summary of the rules can be found below:

  • Only do, what other candidates can do  - e.g. if your friend owns a billboard you cannot use this to advertise
  • Don’t use University/Union/Halls resources
  • Don’t interfere with other people’s campaigns – e.g. ripping down or scribbling on their posters
  • Don’t bribe people to vote for you
  • Don’t threaten or harass
  • Don’t use negative campaigns – ideas and policies not personality
  • Don’t interfere with voting – e.g. you CANNOT stand next to or ’help’ a resident while they vote
  • Don’t commit voter fraud
  • Don’t spend more than Spend Limit (the Returning Officer will detail what this is) on your campaign – this includes all printing and postering! You must record all your printing and you may be asked to submit this by keeping hold of your receipts. 

Key Docs:

Election Rules

Elections Guidance from the RA Constitution