Information for voters
How do I vote? 

Students will be sent an email with a unique link with instructions on how to vote. If you do not receive your email during the voting period, please contact the Returning Officer. 

When can I vote? 

Voting dates for the 2024 election are published now. Winning candidates are announced by the returning officer after final results are declared by the tribunal. Click below to find out more.

2024 Elections

Where can I find information about the nominees? 

During elections, information about nominees will be displayed on the GSA website. 
Information will include their name, bio,  a photo and a short video of each nominee and the position they are standing for. 

I have a query or complaint about the election. Who can I talk to? 

To enquire or make a complaint about the election, contact the Returning Officer by email. The GSA Election Returning Officer for 2024 is: 

Returning Officer:
Stephen Luntz 

Deputy Returning Officer:
Patrick Clearwater

The returning officer will be available on campus in the 1888 building from 15th March 2024 till 18th April 2024 during the following times apart from public holidays:

  • Monday 1pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-5pm
  • Friday 1pm-5pm

Please contact GSA reception to be directed to his office or email him directly as per details above.

What does a Returning Officer do? 

The Returning Officer: 

  • is responsible for the conduct of each election; 
  • may decide all matters not provided for in the Constitution or the Electoral Regulations; 
  • and is answerable only to the Electoral Tribunal. 

The Returning Officer must decide questions of fact on the balance of probabilities. 

Any decision of the Returning Officer may be appealed to the Electoral Tribunal in accordance with rule 13.5(e) of the Constitution. 

UMGSA will provide the facilities, resources and assistance necessary to enable the Returning Officer to carry out the responsibilities set out in these Electoral Regulations. 

Other information 

GSA elections must be held pursuant to the Electoral Regulations; and regulated by the Electoral Tribunal. 
For more information on the rules please read the  GSA Electoral Regulations here: Electoral regulations 
For more information about the general election, click here.