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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 will vote to elect their new committee leaders every year. 

Typically Club and Society Elections are held in Lent Term, unless you're a new or postgraduate group.

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.


The dates for the upcoming Lent Term elections are:

8th - 14th March, Nominations Open

22nd - 24th March, Voting Open (Open from 9am on the 22nd to 4pm on the 24th)

27th - 29th March, Counting and Announcing

New groups and postgraduate groups are exempt from these elections, and will elect their committee in our MT elections. Exempt groups can be seen here.

Please direct any election complaints or concerns to the returning officer,


All elections will run online, through the SU website. No elections/ voting are permitted to take place in person, however you are welcome to host hustings where nominees discuss their manifestos. Please submit an event form for this.

SU staff will set up the elections and email all of your group's members with information about nominations and voting, and the results that follow.

All you need to do is promote the elections to your members, and encourage people to nominate themselves for roles!

Please note that memberships will be offline during the voting period, from the 17th March onwards. 

Please note, candidates are not permitted to have any budget or expenditure for the purpose of campaigning or creating promotional materials.

Key roles

There are three core roles that every affiliated group must have and they are: President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

Presidents are routinely responsible for the overseeing of the whole club or society and their activities including events, finances, and engaging new members throughout the year.

Treasurers are routinely responsible for the overseeing of the club or society finances for the year, including budgeting for small and large scale events, as well as ensuring that membership funds are spent appropriately to benefit all members. 

Secretaries are required to support the President and Treasurer where necessary, including planning events, chairing committee meetings and distributing notes from these meetings  where needed. They may also be responsible for planning social events for the members of the club or society.

The form to opt-in additional roles to the elections has now closed. These non-core roles (such as Inclusions Officer, Social Secretary or Vice President etc.) can either be elected informally, or through our MT elections in October.


If you have any questions about the elections process, please come along to our dedicated drop-in session on Tuesday 28th February, 2 - 3pm. There's need to book, just come to the office on level 3 of the SU, and the team will be ready to help.

If you can't make the drop-in, always feel free to email or with any questions.



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