The Rules

Rules of the Elections:

You need to:

Produce an A4 Colour Manifesto. This is a piece of paper which can include; who you are, why you want to be the Students' Union President  and what changes you want to make to make the college better. Put your photo on it so people know who you are. Email your manifesto to us at su@eastkent.ac.uk

We will:

Put them up on poster boards around all of the campuses – they will also be able to be seen when people vote online.

You need to:

Get a campaign going, use your friends to get others to vote, use Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. Create a group and a buzz about your campaign. Giveaways are good but make sure people vote for your issues not your freebies. You can also do anything else to get attention as long as it doesn’t put anyone in harm, break the law, damage college property or involve bribery.  The best way is to talk to as many people as you can, giving them a copy of your manifesto.

We will:

Add these to our social media channels and website to show all our members what is happening.

You need to:

Arrange a time to do a video manifesto. These can be up to 20 seconds and can just be you reading your manifesto.

We will:

Edit these together and put them on the voting page and put them on all our social media channels

You need to:

Get people to vote for you. Voting is all done online via a link on the Students' Union Website. Only registered students can vote. We will refund up to £100 of campaign expenses for you to get badges, t-shirts or anything else you think would work. You can only spend up to this amount on your campaign.

We will:

Get staff to get students to vote.  We will send details to all staff and class reps to get them to vote. But students can vote from anywhere using the link from the Students' Union website.  

You need to:

Campaign positively. This means no taking down opponent’s posters. No slagging off opponents. Talk about what you will do not what others won’t do.

We will:

Make sure all candidates do this. If we find one isn’t, they will be given one warning. After that they will be removed from the election.

Registered Office

Registered Office: Canterbury College, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AJ