SUPRA 2017 General Election

Notice of Election SUPRA Councillors 2017-18

Notice is hereby given of the election of 23 ordinary Councillors to the Council of the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association for the 2017-18 term.

Nominations will open on the 13th of March, 2017 at 7:00pm and close 7:00pm Monday 27th of March 2017. Nomination forms may be obtained in person at the SUPRA Offices or here: Nomination form 2017 and Ticket registration form 2017.  An up to date copy of the electoral regulations may be found in the SUPRA offices and will be emailed to all nominees.  All candidate nominations should include a candidate statement.  All ticket nominations should include a ticket statement.
Nominations will be accepted via the submission of a completed nomination form, which may be emailed to returning.officer@supra.usyd.edu.au, faxed to (02) 9351 6400, or posted to:

Returning Officer (SUPRA)
Level 2, Holme Building A09
Science Road,
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Any postgraduate student who is also a SUPRA member is eligible to nominate and vote in this election.  SUPRA membership is free and available to postgraduate students by subscribing in person at the SUPRA Offices, or online here.

Please consult the current SUPRA Electoral Regulations and Constitution for detailed information on the voting procedures and rules.

NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN:
7:00pm Monday 13 March 2017

NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE:
7:00 pm Monday 27 March 2017

POSTAL BALLOTS WILL BE ISSUED:
Thursday 13 April 2017

POLLS WILL BE OPEN:
Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2017 11:00 am -7:00 pm

POLLS WILL CLOSE:
7:00pm Friday 5 May 2017

The Returning Officer will declare the result of the election during the week of May 8th-12th 2017.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS:
After the election of SUPRA council members, the new council elects from among itself six office bearers- a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, an Education Officer and a Director of Student Publications. These are paid a stipend, as of 2017 the rate of that Stipend is $26.62/ hour. The President is engaged to work thirty five hours a week, the Vice-President and Education Officer twenty one hours a week each, the Secretary and Treasurer fourteen hours a week each and the Director of Student Publications seven hours a week.

Rafael Mazzoldi
SUPRA Returning Officer, 2017