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Announcement of Presidential Election

Nominations for President of MISU will open on Monday 16th April @ 9am and close on Tuesday 17th April @ 12pm. Nomination forms will be available to collect from the MISU Reception Desk.

 

The election for President of MISU will take place on Thursday 19th April.

 

AS PER ARTICLE 4.1.3 OF THE MISU CONSITUTION ALL MEMBERS OF THE STUDENTS’ UNION ARE ENTITLED TO SEEK ELECTION AT ANY LEVEL, SUBJECT TO ARTICLES 8,9,10 AND 11 OF THE CONSITUTION.

 

Please note the following;

 

Candidates who are running in the election are reminded that they cannot start campaigning for the election until after they have met with Returning Officer on Tuesday 17th April @ 1pm. Any breach of this shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Candidates must be available to attend this meeting as failure to do so may result in disqualification from the election.

 

All canvassing must be confined to the college grounds. Any breach of this regulation shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Candidates or their agents who do take up the option to canvass through social media forums must provide details of all social media sites they are using for this purpose. This should be done by emailing the social media site links / usernames to the Returning Officer by 12pm on Tuesday 17th April. Any candidate who campaigns through a social media forum, which they have not informed the Returning Officer of, shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Approved social media pages may only be published publically after the meeting with the Returning Officer on Tuesday 17th April 2018. Any candidate who is in breach of this regulation shall be subject to sanction* by the Returning Officer.

 

All candidates are solely responsible for all of their campaigning materials, literature, and the conduct of their campaigners as well as any campaigning materials distributed in hard or soft copy by their campaigners.

 

The above is not the full list of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections. Candidates will receive a copy of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections with their nomination form. The Regulations for Conduct of Elections can also be requested by any MISU Student by calling to the Reception Desk (from Monday 16th April).

 

* If a candidate or a member of their team breaches any of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections (which include , or any of the regulations of the MISU Constitution, the Returning Officer can discipline the candidate by:

 

• Public Reprimand;
• Expulsion from Hustings;
• Expulsion from Campaigning either in person or through Social Media platforms or both;
• Suspension from campaigning for any or all of the MISU election process, either in person or through Social Media Platforms or both;
• Disqualification from the election during the election process, up to and following the announcement of results.

MISU Returning Officer Report re. MISU Presidential election

** MISU Returning Officer Investigation Report **

 

EDIT: The Returning Officer circulated his findings to both Mr. Hedigan and the 13 students who lodged complaints at 9am on Wednesday 4th April. All were advised that the Returning Officer’s ruling was subject to appeal as per article 11.8.2 of the MISU Constitution.

Appeals had to be lodged by 5pm on Friday 6th April 2018.

On Friday April 6th, Mr. Hedigan informed the Returning Officer that he was accepting the recommendations and he opted to step down as MISU President-Elect and re-run for the MISU Presidential Election under the provisos which the Retuning Officer had specified. Mr Hedigan did not challenge any aspect of the report or the sanctions which the Returning Officer had specified.

By 5pm on Friday 6th April, the Returning Officer’s recommendations were not appealed.

 

The Returning Officer's report can be read here.

 

EGM Notice re. recent MISU Presidential Election

The MISU President has called an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) of the student body which will  take place on Tuesday 10th April 2018 @ 6pm in T.1.18

The EGM has been called following the recent MISU Presidential Election.

MISU will inform the student body of the outcome of a formal investigation by the Returning Officer into complaints lodged against the President Elect.

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MIC Foundation and MISU Award for Excellence application

Award for Excellence applications are now available to download here. Completed applications must be returned by Wednesday 4th of April at 12pm. Further information on application criteria are listed below.

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The MISU President has called an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) of the student body which will  take place on Tuesday 10th April 2018 @ 6pm in T.1.18

The EGM has been called following the recent MISU Presidential Election.

MISU will inform the student body of the outcome of a formal investigation by the Returning Officer into complaints lodged against the President Elect.

MISU will seek approval from the student body to approve the temporary suspension of the election timeframe as per Article 11 of the MISU constitution in order to allow MISU to hold a Presidential Election in Week 12.

Quorum for an EGM shall be 5% of Union Membership. If quorum is not met then any decision which has to be voted on at the EGM shall be brought back for ratification by the Executive Committee.