The Michaelmas Term Election 2016 saw a record number of ballots cast, totalling 313. We consider turnout to be a barometer for students' engagement with the Association, and are proud of the ever increasing popularity of our democratic procedures.
OUCA's elections allow the membership to select the Association's leadership for the next term, including the President-elect, Treasurer-elect, Secretary, Political Officer, Junior Officers, and Committee members.
The elections usually take place in The Mitre pub on the High Street, and polling is generally open from 12pm to 6pm. Please note that only members with valid Bod cards may vote.
The nomination period is always from 12pm on Monday of 5th week to 12pm on Wednesday of 5th week. To nominate for a position please request a nomination form from our Returning Officer, and return it along with the nomination fee within the nomination period. Please note the eligibility requirements on the form, including membership of the Conservative Party.
In addition to many elected positions within the Association, there are also a number of appointed roles: the Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers, appointed by the Disciplinary Committee, and Non-Executive Officers, appointed by the President.
One of the four Junior Officers is elected in 8th Week Council rather than during the termly election (unsurprisingly known as the Council Elect Junior Officer).