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Voting - FAQs

Who can vote?

All members of the Students’ Union as set down in article 3.1 of the constitution of the Students’ Union are eligible to vote in the Students' Union Elections.

Extract from the Constitution

 “3.1 Full Membership: All registered students of the college, whether full, part-time, day or block release or any combination of these shall be full and equal members of the Union on payment of the fee as specified by the Union annually.”

What do I need to vote?

You need a valid college ID card or acceptable form of identification to vote.

When and where do I cast my vote?

The SU General elections will take place on Thursday 5th March 2020.  Please exercise your right to vote and bring your CIT Student ID Card with  you.

Polling Stations:

Bishopstown Campus, Main Corridor, 9.30am to 4.30pm

CSM Lobby, 11.30am to 12.30pm (for CIT Students based in CCAD, CSM an CCAE Students)

CCAD Foyer, 1.00 pm to 2.00pm (for CIT Students based in CCAD, CSM an CCAE Students)

NMCI Canteen, 1.00pm to 2.00pm (for CIT Students based in NMCI)

For students based on any other Campus and who wish to cast their vote email before 5pm on Tuesday 3rd March to organise complimentary transport to the Bishopstown Campus on Thursday. Please bring your College ID.

How do I cast my vote?

Present your ID to the election official at the polling station who will give you the ballot forms.  You can indicate your preferences in numerical order i.e., number 1 is your first preference; number 2 your second preference, and so on.

How do I make up my mind?

In order to find out more information, to help you to decide which way you wish to vote, talk to the candidates, read their electioneering material and attend the official husting the day before the votes are cast.

The Hustings will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 12.30pm – 2.00pm in the Canteen of the Bishopstown, Campus.  This will be available on Live Streaming (link avialable on home page) or via facebook live.

For any further information on the election process, rules and electorate eligibility, please continue to read this section of the website or call into the Students’ Union Office.


E+OE  - Polling times to be confirmed





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