Elections

Vice-President Competitions and VP Education and Careers – 2022 Elections

Dear Members,

As per s 15 of our Constitution, you are hereby given notice of our upcoming elections for the roles of Vice-President Education and Careers and Vice-President Competitions.

Nominations are now open. Nominations will close on the 7th of December 2022 at 7.00pm.

You can nominate here.

Members will then have time to peruse candidates applications which will be available on the website at a later time. 

Voting will commence on the 9th of December 2022 at 5:00pm AEST and will be open for 48 hours. 

Officer Nominations remain open.

To nominate for an Officer position please fill out the nomination form.

Eligibility criteria and role descriptions can be found in the Constitution for both Executive and Officer positions

To see how each role fits into the organisation check out the corporate structure.

The USQ Law Society holds its annual elections during the second semester of each year and will complete them at least two weeks before the examination period.  Official handover occurs at the end of year Law Ball.

The procedure for the election of the USQLS Executive which includes the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President Toowoomba, Vice-President Ipswich, Vice-President External, Vice-President Competitions, Vice-President Law Review, Vice-President Education & Careers, Vice-President Administration and Vice-President Stakeholder Engagement is as follows: 

  1. The incumbent Secretary announces the election to the members of the Society and calls for applications to fill the positions; 
  2. Potential Candidates submit their applications to the Secretary and have ten working days from the announcement to submit their applications; 
  3. The incumbent Executive will then select eligible candidates according to the requirements and provisions set out in Chapter 2 & 4 of the Constitution; 
  4. The Secretary will then announce the successful applicants and set an election date not more than one week from the date of the announcement; 
  5. The Secretary will open the voting for 48 hours and the votes will be counted once voting has closed by the Secretary and two other Members not running for an Executive Council position;
  6. Eligible voting Members may vote prior to the final date of the election period. 

The voting process is subject to the following provisions: 

a. Only Standard current members of the USQLS can vote;
b. To be elected, an individual must receive at least a simple majority of votes counted.

The procedure for the appointment of Officers is as follows:

  1. The incumbent Secretary announces the positions to be filled to the Members of the USQLS and calls for applications to fill the positions;
  2. Potential Candidates submit their applications to the Secretary within ten working days of the announcement;
  3. The Executive Council will select eligible candidates and appoint Officers by a majority vote according to the requirements and provisions set out in Chapter 3 and 4 of the Constitution;
  4. The Secretary will then announce the successful applicants;
  5. In the event of there being no expressions of interest, the President may fill an Officer position by appointment following an appropriate consultation process.

Please refer to the Elections Policy here