Lead the Young Greens - Stand for election!
In this section:
Internal Elections Timeline
Roles still available (Green Students Committee Co-convenor x2)
- Campaigning Rules
Internal Elections Timeline:
25th July - Nominations open
11th August - Nominations close (EDIT: This has been extended to 12th August 11:59pm due to errors with submissions)
14th August - Voting opens at 8pm / Live video hustings at 8pm
24th August - Voting closes / Live in-person hustings at Convention
25th August - Results announced
(This timetable was updated on 5th August to extend deadlines for nominations)
Deadlines refer to 11:59pm unless specified otherwise
Roles still available:
Nominations have closed for a number of positions. Because no nominations were submitted for the following roles, nominations will remain open until 5pm on the 23rd August:
Green Students Committee
Co-Convenor x 2
How to apply:
Let us know why you think you’d be the best person for the role, and what you plan to do if elected! Here you can also share links to social media channels and/or your campaign website to lead people to more information about your campaign.
Remember: You’ll also need two supporters to back your nomination who must also be members of the Young Greens.
Submit your nomination now. (Closes 23rd August 5pm)
Green Students Campaign Committee Co-convenor
Hours: Between 0-2 a week, heavier during periods with events
Positions: 2 available, 1 reserved for person who does not define as a man
Organise and chair meetings of the Green Students Campaign Committee
Ensure the Young Greens have a presence at external student related events
Help to ensure Young Greens are standing for election and organising effectively in the National Union of Students and within individual Student Unions
Help to coordinate close and strategic working with progressive student movements
Working with the Young Greens Executive Committee to support and train Young Green student groups across England and Wales
Help to lead our campaigns on student-specific issues
These are the rules which govern candidates in the Young Greens Elections 2019. They are taken from and expanded on the Standing Orders by the Electoral Returning Officer and Deputy Electoral Returning Officer. For more information, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ERO for this election is Rajiv Sinha.
Section 1: Campaigning
1.1 Candidates must only begin campaigning after the close of nominations on 11/08/2019 at 11.59pm. They, and their supporters are accountable to these rules from the opening of the nominations period.
1.2 Candidates and their supporters may use any method to canvass for support (providing it does not contravene the rules listed in this document)
1.3 These rules apply to candidates and their supporters (hereafter ‘Campaigns’).
1.4 Campaigns will be treated equitably by the Young Greens.
1.5 All candidates are entitled to the statement being published on the Young Greens website and circulated by email to the membership.
1.6 Any campaign materials distributed online should bear the following imprint, written in at least an 8 point typeface: “Promoted and Produced by [Candidate name] as part of their campaign for election to the post of [position]. This is not an official communication from the Young Greens.”
1.7 Campaigns will not be allowed to use the Green Party or Young Greens logos on their campaign materials.
1.8 Candidates will be considered joint candidates if they openly declare that they are joint candidates, use the same campaign teams, or publish joint campaign materials.
1.9 Campaigns may not make any un-true or misleading statements in campaign materials, nor may candidates during hustings
Section 2: Funding
2.1 Campaigns must not exceed the spending limit of £30 during the election campaign
2.2 At least 50% of campaign expenditure will be reimbursed providing candidates complete an expenses form and provide it to the Young Greens Treasurer and ERO within 30 days of the election announcement.
2.3 The same amount will be reimbursed to each candidate running for any one role.
2.4 Joint candidates, as defined in 1.8 above, shall share the same spending limit as single candidates i.e. £30.
Section 3: Use of Young Greens Channels
3.1 Campaigns must not use contact information gained through a role within the Young Greens or Green Party of England & Wales to canvass for support.
3.2 Campaigns with a Young Greens email address must not use this during their campaign
3.3 Campaigns with access to social media channels in the name of the Young Greens (including those of affiliated groups) must not use this to promote their campaign.
3.4 If moderating any facebook groups in the name of the Young Greens (including those of affiliated groups) campaigns must not moderate any posts concerning the election.
3.5 During the campaign period, the ERO and Deputy ERO will approve campaigns posts in the Young Greens group. Any candidates with moderator access must inform the ERO and Deputy ERO before posting.
Section 4: Negative Campaigning
4.1 Negative campaigning is strictly prohibited and campaigns must focus on the benefits of a candidate
4.2 Bribery, coercion and mistreating of members is strictly forbidden.
Section 5: Breaches of these rules
5.1 Any member, regardless of candidate status, can report a suspected breach of these rules to the Electoral Returning Officer in the case of electoral breaches, or Young Greens Staff where they feel this to be inappropriate
5.2 Any suspected electoral breach of these rules will be investigated by the Electoral Returning Officer and the Structures and Procedures Committee who will have the following options open to them:
5.2.1 Suspension from the election pending investigation
5.2.2 Expulsion from the election
5.3 For any other breaches e.g. of the Young Greens Constitution, the Structures and Procedures Committee can investigate and take action to remove candidates from the election, prior to then reporting the breaches through the Complaints and Disputes procedure.
5.4 Campaigns are reminded of section 3.9 of the Green Party of England and Wales code of conduct relating to disclosure of anything in their personal history that could potentially bring the Party into disrepute.