Union Elections

Nominate yourself in the Spring Elections here:




This page has everything you need to know about running in SOAS SU elections!


1. The Election Process & Voting

2. Timeline for the Next Election

3. Contacts and Complaints


This page is for SU Sabbatical and Executive Officer roles. For Student Rep elections, please go to: https://soasunion.org/reps/



Important Documents:

SOAS SU Officer Positions | SOAS SU Elections Handbook | Elections Complaints Form



1. The Election Process & Voting



SOAS Students' Union holds elections in both Spring and Autumn

Spring Elections: 4 sabbatical roles and the majority of the executive officer roles

Autumn Elections: Postgraduate and Mature student officer roles, and any roles unfilled from the Spring


The above timeline shows how our elections work!


You can apply for positions through the above Elections Widget.

If applying for a Liberation Officer position you must first self-identify with that liveration group. You can do this through the Elections Widget by going onto your Profile.

We advise all students to read the above SAOS SU Elections Handbook before nominating yourself for a position!


All voting is done online, also through the above Elections Widget!





2. Timeline for the Next Election


The next SOAS SU Election will be our Spring 2020 election!

Positions available can be found in the SOAS SU Elections Handbook.


Nominations Open:          10am, 3rd February 2020

Nominations Close:          9am, 16th March 2020

Candidate Meeting:          11am, 16th March 2020 (S209)

Campaigning Period:       11:30am 16th March 2020 - 5pm, 20th March 2020

Hustings:                           1pm, 18th March 2020 (JCR)

Voting Opens:                   10am, 19th March 2020 

Voting Closes:                   5pm, 20th March 2020

Complaints Deadline:       6pm, 20th March 2020

Results Announced:         6:30pm, 20th March 2020




3. Contacts and Complaints


The first point of contacts for all things Elections related should be the Elections Clerk:

Jack Di Francesco | jd126@soas.ac.uk | Governance, Communication & Sustainability Coordinator, SOAS SU


All comaplaints should be made via the following form: Complaints Form

You will need to send this form, along with evidence, to the Elections Clerk by no later than 1 hour after Voting Closes.


For complaints against the Elections Clerk, you will need to email the Deputy Returning Officer of the election:

Matthew Clark | mc113@soas.ac.uk | Student Engagement Officer, SOAS

This webpage was last updated on: 14 Feb 2020 11:38