Elections Key Terms

Elections can be a daunting world of acronyms and jargon. If you're not sure what something means, this is the place to come for an explanation of some of the basics. 

Please see our guidance document for more information and where you can find definitions of some basic terms including:

  • Candidate
  • Nomination
  • Voting Period
  • Manifesto
  • AGM and EGM
  • Quorum
  • Core Positions
  • STV
  • RON
  • Referendum
  • FPTP


Please read all of our guidance documents to ensure you know what to do. This year we are running the election season from March-May, which means you must have completed your AGM by the end of May at the latest. If you are unable to do this, please contact your DevCo or activities@leeds.ac.uk as soon as possible.