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Elections Complaints

This form provides the opportunity for all-student elections complaints (this does not include society, sports club, student-led services, or assoications). A complaint must show how an election candidate (or a member of their campaign team) has breached a principle(s) and caused an unfair advantage.

Elections Principles

  1. Students must be free to cast their vote without undue influence or pressure.
  2. Obey the law, union and university policies
  3. Treat others as you wish to be treated
  4. Items produced or primarily used for your campaign must be accounted for within the given allowance in line with the unions’ financial election regulations.
  5. Campaigning will start on the agreed upon day.

Election Rules

These documents contain information on the rules that govern our elections. English | Cymraeg

Elections complaints process

Once a complaint is recieve the Returning Officer Team will discuss the issue. There will be a discussion as to whether any principles have been broken. From there it will be assessed as to whether said broken principle caused an unfair advantage. If it has caused an unfair advatage then a deicision will be made as to whether the balanced can be re-dressed, if it cannot then candidates will be removed from the elections.

  • Complaints must be submitted within 24 hours of an incident occurring. 
  • If you have evidence of the alledged action or event, please send this evidence to elections@cardiff.ac.uk as well as submitting the below form.
  • Complaints must be submitted before the close of voting. Any complaint submitted after the close of voting cannot be acted upon.
  • The final arbiter of complaints is the Returning Officer, there is no right of appeal from their decision.
  • Complaints that fall outside of the principles will not be considered.

Elections Complaint Form

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Key Dates

Nominations open Friday 9th April (12:00)

Nominations close Thursday 15th April (16:00)

Voting opens Sunday 25th April (12:00)

Voting closes Tuesday 27th April (12:00)