where do students vote?
All of the voting takes place online here at essexstudent.com. This means that students can easily vote from any PC with an internet connection, with the exception of the University's computer labs, library and a few others. So if you have a laptop or PC in your room you might not even have to leave your bed to vote!
rules & regs and complaints form
The full election regulations they can be downloaded here. For more information use the Elections supplementary document. And if you wish to make a complaint against a candidate/slate/agent/supporter please use the complaints form .
All candidates and/or slate must attend the designated ‘Candidates Brief’ for their nomination to be valid”. This will be on Wednesday 29th February at 5pm in LTB 8 in Colchester.
who can vote?
Any current University of Essex student can vote. Across the three University of Essex campuses (Colchester, Loughton and Southend) there are more than 10,000 students that are eligible to vote, all of whom can have a decisive say in these elections. How do students log in to the website? You must use your Essex User Name and Password to log in to the website.
how are the votes counted?
The votes are counted electronically using a transferable voting system which basically means that votes are counted in order of preference with the least preferred person being eliminated and their votes transferred to the next person.
Students on each University of Essex campus:
Colchester = 9,000+ students
Loughton = 2000+ students
Southend = 1000+ students
Votes cast in previous Sabbatical Elections (by campus)
2008 = 1,669 votes
2009 = 2,057 votes
2010 = 2,593 votes
2011 = Approx. 3,500 votes
2012 = 2, 538 votes (via a paper ballot)