SUBU uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV system which provides voters with much more choice and influence. STV means that candidates do not need to win a majority, but instead must reach a quota/proportion of the vote. The quota is determined by the number of votes cast and the number of positions to be filled.
In the context of elections, campaigning is what candidates do to get votes - it's not just handing out
leaflets though! Successful candidates take time to listen and speak to students, find out about the
current issues relevant to the role they're standing for and persuade voters with ideas and
enthusiasm, not just trendy slogans or avalanches of tweets. Check out the candidate hub to find out
more information about campaigning.
When voting students select their candidates in order of preference and are able to vote for as many or as few as they like. When the voting has closed, Candidates are excluded if it is impossible for them to reach the quota, their votes are then transferred in order of preference, this ensures that fewer votes are wasted.
In addition to the candidates in the election students are also able to select ‘no suitable candidate’