Why should I vote in Union Elections?

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It’s that time of year again and our Spring Elections are in full swing, with candidates currently campaigning to win your votes! But why is it important to vote in Union elections? Let us break it down for you…

Whoever wins represents you – yes, you!

Remember, Sabbatical and Student Officers at the Union represent all students.

It’s simple: you need to make sure the candidates who you think are best to represent you, get the votes. Vote for whoever you think should listen to your feedback, take it to the right people and Make. Change. Happen.

Candidates’ key points often go from idea to reality.

The key points candidates list in their profiles are the projects they will most likely focus on during their time as a Sabbatical or Student Officer. So, vote for the ideas you like the sound of!

Despite what you might think, it’s not a popularity contest.

The candidate who has the most friends and connections wins, so there’s no point voting, right? WRONG.

Voting isn’t about choosing the face you recognise, it’s about choosing the right candidate for the role, so make sure to read why our candidates think you should vote for them here: Spring Elections Candidates
Remember, every vote counts and can make a huge difference to the results.

It’s important to use your voice!

Voting wasn’t always available to everyone in society in the UK, and still isn’t available to many people across the world. Whenever you get a chance to vote on something, whether it’s in Student Union elections, a small committee meeting or a General Election, it’s important to make your voice heard.

Check out who our candidates for Spring Elections 2019 are, and why they think you should vote for them, here: Spring Elections Candidates 2019.

You can also meet our candidates for Sabbatical roles on the Redbrick between Monday 03 March – Friday 08 March.

Voting opens Wednesday 06 March at 09:00 until Friday 08 March at 16:00.

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