Nominations will open on August 4 for the ten positions available on the OUSA Executive. The Exec brought the dates forward from their usual September date for elections in their Exec meeting last Monday, in order to have a larger overlap between the new Exec and the old Exec.
The students unafraid of public speaking will toss their names in the hat for a chance to rule over the behemoth that is OUSA. In order to be nominated for a position on the Executive, students must fill out a form and be accompanied by a seconder, at which point they are entered as a candidate for the upcoming elections. There will be forums with the other candidates during the campaign period, and lots of coverage in your esteemed student magazine about what everyone is up to.
That’s about it. It’s democracy, baby. You don’t actually need any experience, you just need enough friends to sway an election.
Nominations close on 10 August, with the campaign period starting the next day and lasting until 24 August. The three-day voting period begins the next day and closes on 27 August, the day before the mid-semester break. After votes are counted, the new Executive will be announced and will officially take the reins at the beginning of 2022. Assuming, of course, that everything goes according to plan.
The available positions are as follows:
- Administrative Vice-President
- Finance and Strategy Officer
- Academic Representative
- Welfare and Equity Representative
- Postgraduate Students’ Representative
- Clubs and Socs Representative
- International Students’ Representative
- Political Representative
- Residential Representative