Four days remain to vote in the De Montfort Students’ Union 2019 Elections

By Callum Faulds

Voting is now officially open for the De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) 2019 Elections and only four days remain for students to have their say on who will lead DSU for the next year.

Students can vote on the five full-time executive roles, seven part-time representative roles, and National Union of Students delegates, with over 40 candidates applying.

In order to vote, students should visit one of the DSU polling stations around campus which have been open since Tuesday(MAR5) and until Monday.

There will be polling booths in the campus centre during the entire duration of the voting period, with some others dotted across campus depending on the day.

Today(FRIDAY), there will be a polling station in the Library Reception and on Monday  there will be a polling station in the Queens Building Ground Floor Breakout Area. Both will be open on their respective days from 10am-4pm.

The campus centre polling station is open today from 8am-6pm and on Monday from 8am-8pm.

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De Montfort University Campus Centre

During the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in December 2018, it was voted in a 95 per cent majority to update the responsibilities of the five full-time executive officers.

There roles now are: the Union Development Executive, the Academic Executive, the Equality and Diversity Executive, the Student Opportunities and Engagement Executive, and finally the Welfare Executive.

The decision to update the full-time officer team roles was taken to better represent the members and the 95 per cent majority vote suggested that SU members were overwhelmingly encouraged by the idea.

DMU psychology student Jack Doughton said: “The new DSU positions promote a lot of positive inclusivity.”

Mr Doughton was not critical of the old system but hopeful that the new one could be even better, adding: “It gives students a larger platform enabling a greater outreach.”

For the full list of candidates and their manifestos please visit: https://www.demontfortsu.com/vote/candidates/   or to learn more about the elections visit: https://www.demontfortsu.com/news/article/8481/Voting-for-our-2019-Elections-is-nowOPEN/

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