Voting process and election regulations 

Each student enrolled at Massey University as at 4:00 pm on Tuesday 16 August 2016 is eligible to cast one vote only in the election for the student member position on the Massey University Council. An email inviting each eligible student to vote will be sent on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

Students will be directed to the election webpage. The elections will be held by electronic voting. Students in a situation that prevents engagement with the online voting may contact the Returning Officer through the National Contact Centre and a suitable process for voting will be arranged.

Election campaigning

  1. Candidates are permitted to campaign.

  2. At all times when campaigning, Candidates are required to comply with their obligations as a student at Massey University, including comply with the Code of Student Conduct, all policies, rules, statutes and procedures of the University and the relevant laws of New Zealand.

  3. Candidates shall not:

(a)   use undue influence to get a voter to vote or to abstain from voting; or

(b)  publish, distribute, broadcast or exhibit (or have anyone publish, distribute or exhibit) a statement of fact that a Candidate knows is false in any material particular.

The Election Rules for Student Candidates form Schedule 1 of the Massey University Council Elections (Student Member) Statute 2016. See link below.

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for this Massey University Council election is the University Registrar. 


A scrutineer shall be appointed to oversee the voting process.

More information

Massey University Council Elections (Student member) Statute 2016 - approved Council 1 August 2016.pdf (120 KB)

Massey University Council Electronic Election Statute 2016 - approved Council 1 August 2016.pdf (133 KB)

Massey University Council Appointments Statute 2015.pdf (125 KB)

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