Expressions of interest sought

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is seeking expressions of interest for the appointment of a Returning Officer for the conduct of its Annual Election, with polling to commence on Monday 4 September and conclude on Friday 8 September 2022.  

A by-election is also required for positions on the UMSU Indigenous Committee and is to be held in April 2023 at a date to be determined. Additional casual vacancies may also occur which would be subject to a by-election either in April or at the same time as the annual election.

The Annual Elections are regulated by the UMSU Constitution and Election Regulations both of which are available here.

UMSU has established the capacity for the electoral roll to be managed electronically so all elections can be conducted via an online voting platform, and possibly including onsite voting as well as remotely (hybrid).

The Returning Officer will also be required to conduct the UMSU International 2023 Elections which, subject to confirmation, are likely to held from 15-19 May 2023.  The UMSU International Elections are to be conducted in accordance with the UMSU International Regulations which can be found here.

Expressions of interest are sought for the appointment of a Returning Officer to conduct all three UMSU elections to be held in 2023.

Please submit documents, including itemisation of proposed costs, via email to Phoebe Churches, Interim Chief Executive Officer, UMSU, (ceo@union.unimelb.edu.au), no later than 5pm Monday 20 February 2023.

Expressions of interest should address scenarios where the UMSU Annual Election is conducted:

  • In accordance with the current regulations
  • Entirely online
  • In a hybrid form (online platform with polling booths on campus)

Requests for further information should also be directed to the Interim CEO (ceo@union.unimelb.edu.au).