Blackstone Elections

Important Documents

It is important that each nominee thoroughly read the Election Regulations 2018 (provided above). Failure to comply with the Regulations in any respect could result in disciplinary action, including being struck off the ballot.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR NOMINATION

See our committee info sheet for details on each portfolio and the work they do.

The following positions are open for election for the 2019 Committee.*

  • Blackstone Executive (9)

    • President;

    • Administrative Vice-President;

    • Education Vice-President;

    • Social Vice-President;

    • Competitions Vice-President;

    • Wellness Vice-President;

    • Equity Vice-President;

    • Pre-Law Vice-President; and

    • Careers Vice President.

  • Elected Office Bearers (14)

    • Social Representative;

    • Education Representative;

    • Wellness Representative;

    • Male Sports Representative;

    • Female Sports Representative;

    • Competitions Representative (x2);

    • Careers Representative (x2);

    • Women's Representative;

    • Alternative Pathway Student Representative;

    • Queer Representative;

    • Indigenous Representative; and

    • Volunteering Representative.

*Please note that this list does not include available Appointed Positions, which become available over summer and throughout the academic year, depending on the position. 

HOW TO NOMINATE

As per Regulation 4 of Election Regulations 2018, the nomination form must be submitted in hard copy to the relevant box in the Blackstone Common Room. The prescribed nomination form is provided in the last page of the Election Regulations 2018. If you use any other form to indicate your nomination, your nomination will be invalid. 

Nominees must confirm their nomination at the Annual General Meeting. Nominees must be either physically present to confirm your nomination, or have a proxy confirm your nomination in your absence. If you are using a proxy, you must email adminvp@blackstone.asn.au with your name, the name of your proxy, and the positions that the proxy will be confirming for you PRIOR to the open of business of the AGM. Failure to confirm your nomination in person or by proxy will invalidate your nomination.

Important Dates

  • Nominations Open: 9am Monday 1 October 2018

  • Nominations Close: 9am Tuesday 9 October 2018

  • Annual General Meeting & Confirmation of Nominations: 1pm Tuesday 9 October 2018

  • Candidate's Poster due: 9am Monday 15 October 2018

  • Voting Open: 16-17 October 2018

  • Announcement of Results: 7pm 18 October 2018.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding the process, please send an email to adminvp@blackstone.asn.au or use the form below

All questions submitted will be sent to the Returning Officers. Questions sent regarding the Election Process will be posted below.

The 2018 Returning Officers are Serina Luong and Dale Atkinson

QUESTIONS FROM THE 2017 ELECTION:

I'm interesting in finding out more about a position, what should I do?

WHO MAY VOTE IN THIS ELECTION?

  • As per the Election Regulations 2018, students currently enrolled in the Juris Doctor or LLB programmes are available to vote for all Elected Office Bearer positions, except for the Pre-Law Vice President. Students currently enrolled in the Law in Society or Business Law majors, or are current holders of an Assured Entry Pathway into the Juris Doctor are eligible to vote for the Pre-Law Vice President and no other position.

  • Please note that voters will be required to verify their identity through the provision of their campus card, and additionally, in the case of a student voting for the Pre-Law Vice President, to verify their enrolment through StudentConnect.

The position I wanted to run for does not appear in the list above?

  • A number of the positions on Blackstone are appointed, not elected. Further details on these positions will be released after the election. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to the current President regarding these positions.

I'm not CURRENTLY in perth and am therefore unable to nominate in person, what should i do?

  • There is no way to nominate digitally. The Returning Officer's suggestion is to fill out the form, scan it, and send it to friends/colleagues in Perth who can act as your nominator and seconder and can hand it in on your behalf. Further, make sure you nominate a proxy in accordance with the Blackstone Election Regulations to confirm your nomination at the Blackstone AGM.

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