Key election stages and procedures
PUBLICATION OF VACANCIES FOR ELECTION
All vacancies must be advertised in the Gazette at least 49 days prior to the set election date. [This changes the pre-2006 requirement to advertise vacancies 28 days prior to the election date.] This affects both the date that the vacancy is published and the election date itself.
For an election to meet the statutory requirements that (1) it be held in full term, and (2) that there be at least 49 days notice between the publication of the vacancy and the election date itself, all vacancies must be published before Thursday of the First Week of the same term which the election will be held.
The Elections Office will aim to advertise vacancies earlier whenever possible. For example, vacancies for Annual Election in Trinity Term will normally be first published in Eighth Week of Hilary Term.
Please note: The deadline for sending copy to the Gazette is eight days prior to the publication date. Consequently, the Elections Office must receive notice of an impending vacancy ten days before the expected publication date. Notice of vacancies which are received after Monday of Noughth Week cannot be processed for election in the same term.
Publication of Results of Nominations Received
Following the close of nominations, the status of the vacancies due for election will fall into one of three categories: Contested, Uncontested or Lapsed. These are published as Notices, described below.
Procedures for Contested Elections
In the event that more than one nomination form has been received for a vacancy, a postal ballot of the eligible electorate will be held to determine the elected member.
Contact the Elections Officer
For further information, please email Shirley Mulvihill.
University of Oxford elections
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