2021 election for Queer Officer

Notice:

To ensure representation for postgraduate students from the LGBTQIA+ community, notice is hereby given of the election for the position of one (1) SUPRA Queer Officer for the 2021–2022 term. The election will be held from 5pm on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 (Sydney time) online.

Use this Zoom meeting link to attend the election.

Nominations: 

Any currently enrolled postgraduate students who identify as LGBTQAI+ and members of SUPRA (or willing to become a member) are eligible to nominate themselves for the Queer Officer position, subject to the SUPRA Constitution and SUPRA Electoral Regulations.

Nomination forms must be completed before 2pm on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 (Sydney time). Complete the nomination form.

Voting in the election:

Any currently enrolled postgraduate students who identify as LGBTQAI+ and members of SUPRA (or willing to become a member) are eligible to vote in the election of the Queer Officer. Voting will take place from 5pm on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 (Sydney time) at the online election.

Use this Zoom meeting link to attend and vote in the elections.

The role:

The Queer Officer is an equity position and has a seat on the SUPRA Council. The duties and responsibilities of the role are defined by SUPRA’s Constitution and the Queer Officer Duty Statement. The position is a volunteer position and includes a stipend of up to seven (7) hours per week.

The election:

The election will be conducted in accordance with the SUPRA Constitution and the SUPRA Electoral Regulations. The meeting schedule will be as follows:

  1. Introduction & election of a Returning Officer
  2. Explanation of the election procedure
  3. Candidates’ statements/speeches
  4. Casting of secret ballots
  5. Appointment of scrutineers and counting of votes
  6. Announcement of results by Returning Officer.

Polling:

The polling will be open after the candidate statements have been made and all eligible students must cast their votes during this time. The election is conducted in accordance with the SUPRA Constitution and the SUPRA Electoral Regulations.

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