Governance

Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20 - Guild offices and terms

Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20

Guild offices and terms

611(1) Offices for Annual General Elections

The offices for Annual General Elections are listed in Schedule 1.

611(2) Casual vacancies occurring before the end of the First Semester

(a) If any office of the Guild falls vacant before, but not on the last Day of the First Semester there shall be a fresh count of all votes (treating the vacating officer as an ineligible Candidate) cast for that position at the Annual General Election at which the vacating officer was elected.

(b) If the person elected at this fresh count to fill the vacancy is unable or unwilling to act in that capacity; a further fresh count shall take place (treating that Candidate also as an ineligible Candidate). Such fresh counts will continue until the position has been filled.

(c) If none of the unsuccessful Candidates for the position at the Annual General Election are willing and able to take up a vacated position, the Guild shall co-opt an eligible person to take up the position.

(d) The Guild shall, within one month of the occurrence of the vacancy, fill any casual vacancy.

611(3) Casual vacancies after the First Semester

All vacancies after the end of the First Semester may be left unfilled or filled by co-option by the Guild Council at its discretion.

611(4) Terms of office

(a) The term of office for those elected at an Annual General Election shall commence on the 1st Day of December.

(b) The term of office for those who were not elected at the Annual General Election shall be as follows:

(i) where a person is elected as the replacement by means of a fresh count following a death or resignation, the date of commencement of office shall be the date of the Returning Officer's Certificate of the Recount or at the time of resignation, whichever is later, and that office will expire at the same time as would have been the case for the person being replaced; and

(ii) where a person is co-opted by the Guild Council, the term of office will commence at the time of the passing of the Guild Council's resolution or the date the vacancy occurs, whichever is later and shall expire at the same time as the term of office of the person being replaced.

611(5) Resignations

(a) A person may tender their resignation from a position referred to in Schedule 1 by notifying the Secretary in writing.

(b) A resignation becomes effective the Day after it is received by the Secretary, or on a date nominated by the person resigning.

Back to top