Leadership Elections 2019 timetable

Sunday 27 January 2019

Nominations open Monday 4 February for the Leadership Elections 2019. This is the biggest democratic exercise at Imperial in which every student gets to decide who will lead in the following academic year. The highly anticipated event will see us choosing our President along with four Deputy Presidents, our Felix Editor, Constituent Union leaders, Liberation & Community Officers, CSP leaders, Union Council Chair, among others. Due to the breadth of roles, the impact of these elections on the student experience is massive and everyone is urged to get involved. 

Some roles are paid and are a full time commitment, while others can be done while studying. There will be training and support for all candidates as well as those who are successful. More information on each position and training opportunities will be made available in the week before nominations open and throughout the month long nomination period. Nominations close Friday 1 March, while voting starts Monday 11 March. For the full election timetable, see below.

Dates for LE19

Leadership Elections 2019 (LE19) dates are as follows:

12:00, Monday 4 February - Nominations open
12:00, Friday 1 March – Nominations close
14:00, Tuesday 5 March - Manifestos due
12:15, Wednesday 6 March – Candidates' Briefing 
13:00, Wednesday 6 March - Campaigning begins and manifestos published
17:00, Wednesday 6 March - Candidates' Debate event 
12:00, Monday 11 March – Voting opens
14:00, Thursday 14 March – Voting closes
10:00, Friday 15 March - Complaints deadline
19:00, Friday 15 March - Results party

How to nominate yourself:

When nominations open at noon on Monday 4 February, the option to login and nominate yourself will be available at imperialcollegeunion.org/elections. It will take you to our online voting system where you will be required to submit your details and the position in which you're interested. You will also be able to suggest someone you think might be good for a position using the Nudge a Friend feature. 

Returning Officer 

The Returning Officer for the Leadership Elections 2019 will be Keith Rowland, Deputy Director of Engagement and Development at Essex University. Keith will be supported by two Deputy Returning Officers.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Team