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How to nominate for student elections

Published: 6th October 2020

Do you want to run for a place on a University Committee or Guild council in 2021? Nominations are open until 4.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

The nomination process is very simple:

  • You can nominate yourself (there is no need to be nominated or seconded by someone else).

  • To nominate for Guild positions you must be a member of the Guild (refer to the Guild Regulations and Guild Election Regulations).

  • Download and complete the nomination form.

  • Once completed you can return it:

    • by email to;

    • by hand to the locked box marked "Returning Officer" in the University Secretary's Office, Level 4, Chancellery Building; or

    • by mail addressed to the Returning Officer, University Secretary's Office, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch WA 6150.

Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer before the close of nominations as advised on the nomination form. Late nominations will not be accepted.

In addition to completing the nomination form, you must provide a biographical/electoral statement and a photograph before the close of nominations. These will be included in an information sheet provided to voters and on this election website.

  1. The biographical/electoral statement should tell voters something about who you are and why they should vote for you. It is limited to 400 words per person regardless of how many positions you are nominating for.

  2. photograph (preferably digital). All that is needed is a head and shoulders photo, so feel free to crop any photo of yourself (or that includes you) that you like. The photo does not have to be formal.

You can submit your nomination electronically, either on disk or via email, to the Returning Officer, University Secretary's Office, Level 4, Chancellery Building or to

Changed your mind?

If subsequently you change your mind and want to withdraw your nomination for one or more positions, you can do so by emailing the Returning Officer to Nominations can be withdrawn up until two University working days prior to an electronic ballot going live.