Updated: Mar 21
Four teams have nominated candidates to contest the upcoming RMIT University Student Union election, set to take place during Week 7 (9 - 13 September 2019).
This is an increase on last year’s student elections which saw three teams in the running, a sign of high student engagement according to Returning Officer, Matt Incerti.
“I’m looking forward to the election and hopefully we get a good turn out, we get good involvement from the student body and connection and collaboration with some of the messages young people are running on,” he said.
All candidates therefore agree not to share any material which is untrue, misleading or deceptive.
They must also not exhibit behaviour which is intimidating, aggressive, threatening or harassing towards others.
Incerti said opposing teams seem to be a bit more relaxed this year.
“My message to the candidates is to be civil, to be cordial and really look out for each other,” he said.
Ballot positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon via randomising spreadsheet formula in the Building 57 RUSU Office and was open for all to attend.
It’s always a little bit different doing it via technology.
“The AEC uses a rotator ball with bouncy balls inside of it, so Excel and Google Sheets are a little bit colder,” said Incerti.
The teams, in alphabetical order, are Climate Action, Revive, Stallionz and Together.
The full list of candidates can be found on the official RUSU Election website: https://www.rusu.rmit.edu.au/election2019noticecandidates.
The Swanston Gazette will have more election coverage coming soon, please let us know if you have questions for the candidates. You can contact us through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article & Photo: Ayden Dawkins