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Elections & AGMs

Outgoing committees have a duty to run an Annual General Meeting for membership, at which point they hold an election for a new committee.

What are elections?

Every year your club/society must hold an election to select the new committee for the next academic year. The election will usually be a meeting that lasts between 1 - 2 hours (depending on the size of your committee). Typically these are held in Lent Term during February and March.

The meeting gives the current committee the opportunity to go through successes of the year, whether there's anything that could have been done differently and allow members to feedback to the committee what they think went well this year.

Key roles

There are three core roles that every affiliated group must have and they are: 

  • President
  • Treasurer 
  • 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 club/society needs. 

accessible spaces 

As all elections for Michaelmas Term are online, if you wish to host an AGM alongside the election, you can do this via online platforms. For further support on this contact su.arcstaff@lse.ac.uk.


Michaelmas Term elections

Elections will automatically be online for Lent Term. If you are unsure whether your club or society needs an election, please contact su.arcstaff@lse.ac.uk

Online

All groups must request their elections with the Clubs and Societies team. The deadline to submit your election request is Monday 1st March 09:00am.

The confirmed timeline is in GMT and is as follows: 

Nominations Open:  Thursday 4th March 09:00am

Nominations Close:  Thursday 11th March 09:00am 

Please allow the space between nominations closing and voting opening for staff to review candidates, manifestos and publish elections. 

Voting Open: Wednesday 17th March 09:00am

Voting Close:  Thursdy 25th March 09:00am 

Staff are responsible for counting votes and publishing results on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March. 

 

If you need any further support or have any queries about the online elections please contact su.arcstaff@lse.ac.uk. 

Offline

Offline elections are not currently able to take place. Please contact your coordinator should you have any concerns or questions. 


Useful resources

Elections Basics(Opens in new tab) Offline Elections Guide(Opens in new tab) 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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