The 2020 election period for the SRC will be announced on 21 September, and is expected to run on an e-voting system from 26 to 28 October.
The Department of Student Affairs has confirmed that the elections will be fully online to ensure as many students as possible are able to participate. The DSA says that they will “make sure that all students are able to participate in the elections, and that the process does not exclude any student who qualifies to participate”. Various online platforms will be used for the support of virtual candidacy and virtual campaigning, including ClickUP, and “all students and candidates will be supported to ensure access to participate in the whole process leading to e-voting”.
Dr Matete Madiba, Director of Student Affairs, says the online elections are happening “after a long period of planning, to make sure that we deal with the challenges COVID-19 has placed on all of us”. Students are encouraged to monitor announcements as they will be updated on all relevant steps regarding the 2020 elections.
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