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Each year, every student group must hold an election to elect the new committee and student leaders for the next academic year.

What are elections?

Student groups are led by a committee who work to organise events and bring students together. To make sure that everyone has an opportunity to become a committee member, club and society members can vote to elect their new committee leaders every year. Typically Club and Society Elections are held in Lent Term.

Any LSE student can run in an election and it is a great way to get engaged with your club or society, take more responsibility and offer a brilliant professional experience that can benefit you throughout your career.

Key roles

There are three core roles that every affiliated group must have and they are: President, Treasurer and Secretary. There are other roles that can be added to your committee, and this will differ depending on what group you are, and what your student group needs are. 

Michaelmas Term elections 2021

All Elections are held online and any current LSE student can run.


OPT-IN FOR AN Election: fill out FORM

Deadline: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Please complete this form if you still have positions available in your committee that are VACANT and need filling, or if you're hosting elections for a sub-committee.

Any questions, please email


Opt-in Form Deadline: 3rd October

Nomination Period: 7th- 14th October 

Voting Period: 20th- 28th October

Results Announced: 1st- 3rd November

Useful resources

Elections Basics(Opens in new tab) (Opens in new ta Online Rules For Candidates(Opens in new tab) Elections Announcement Template(Opens in new tab) Election FAQs

Online Elections Guide(Opens in new tab) 

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