|Friday 23rd November||9:00||Lent Elections Promotion Begins|
|Wednesday 20th February||9:00||Nominations Open|
|Tuesday 26th February||12:00||Nominations Close|
|18:00||Candidates Briefing (location tbc)|
|Thursday 28th February||9:00||Campaigning Opens|
|Friday 1st March||18:00||Hustings (location tbc)|
|Monday 4th March||9:00||Colleges are sent materials advertising each candidates including their names and manifesto (to be pigeon holed/ shared by J/MCR)|
|Tuesday 5th March||9:00||Voting Opens|
|Friday 8th March||17:00||Voting Closes|
|19:00||Provisional Results Announced|
|Monday 11th March||10:00||Official Results Announced|
Single Transferable Vote (STV) system
Under STV, voters rank candidates in order of preference by marking 1, 2, 3 and so on next to the names of candidates on a ballot. A voter can rank as many or as few candidates as they like or just vote for one candidate.
Each candidate needs a minimum number of votes to be elected. This number is calculated according to the number of positions and votes cast and is called a quota. The first preference votes for each candidate are added up and any candidate who has achieved this quota is elected.
If a candidate has more votes than are needed to fill the quota, that candidate’s surplus votes are transferred to the remaining candidates. Votes that would have gone to the winner instead go to the second preference listed on those ballot papers.
If candidates do not meet the quota, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes is eliminated and the second preference votes are transferred to other candidates. These processes are repeated until all the seats are filled.