RUSU Annual Elections 2020

Rules & Notices


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RMIT Student Union - 2020 Annual Elections


Nominations for the following positions for the RMIT Student Union elections for 2020 will open on 9:00AM Monday 7 September 2020 and close at 1:00PM on Friday 11 September 2020.


RMIT Student Union Council


Other Positions


How to Nominate

Nominations must be made on the official Nomination Forms available from Monday 7 September 2020 on the RUSU website. Nominations must be lodged no later than 1PM on Friday 11 September 2020.
Nominations must only be submitted in scanned electronic format to with the email sent before 1PM on Friday 11 September 2020.

Download the RUSU Elections Nominations Form 2020
Download the Electoral Team Application Form 2020

Under no circumstances will physical copies of nomination forms be accepted.
*Note: A separate nomination form must be completed for each position. All candidates will need to submit their signed declaration of good conduct with their nominations. Declarations will be available on the RUSU website.

Candidates Student Cards

Candidates must submit a scan of their current student card with their nomination.

Candidates Photographs and Statements

Candidates may submit a policy statement and a photograph of themselves for publication.
Policy statements and photographs are to be submitted via Microsoft Word document only and forwarded to and must be lodged no later than the close of the nomination period.
For Student Union Council positions, policy statements must not exceed 400 words for officer positions, 200 words for General Representative and NUS positions and 250 words for team statements.

Election Regulations and Constitution

The rules governing the elections are set out in the RMIT University Student Union Constitution and RMIT University Student Union Regulations. These documents are on the RUSU website.

Application to Register Name of Electoral Teams

Applications for the registration of an electoral team must be submitted by email by 1:00PM on Wednesday 9 September 2020
Team names and requirements shall be in accordance with RMIT Student Union Regulation 6.6.3.
A proforma for the registration of a team name will be available from Monday 7 September 2020 available for download from the RUSU website


Polling will be conducted electronically from 9:00 AM Monday, 21 September 2020 to 2:00 PM Friday, 25 September 2020.

Returning Officer

Gavin Ryan
Returning Officer, 31 August 2020