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Campaigning Rules

 

Background

The by-election will be run in accordance with (from most to least binding) the CUSU and GU Constitutions; the Rules published by the Elections Committee; and any ruling issued by the Elections Committee during the by-election.

As is customary, the GU have delegated the running of this by-election to the CUSU Elections Committee. This decision was made by a meeting of the GU Council in March 2017.

Campaigning Rules

The Rules governing the conduct of the campaign have been published by the Elections Committee, and may be downloaded here. If you are intending to stand or campaign in the election, you are strongly advised to read these carefully.

Fly-posting is illegal in Cambridge. The Proctorial Notice on Fly-posting may be read here.

Candidates are responsible for understanding these rules and communicating them to their campaign team. Candidates are, to the furthest reasonable extent, fully responsible for all of the actions taken by anyone that the Elections Committee determine to be campaigning to your advantage.

The Election Rules and all additional rulings take effect instantly upon their publication. Please bear in mind that some rules govern behaviour that takes place before the close of nominations, not just the campaigning and election period. In particular, candidates may not publicly declare their candidacy until the start of the campaigning period.

Additional rulings of the Elections Committee will be published via the committee's Facebook page.