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About voting

Voting is optional for all UTS elections.

Check electorate information for particular elections to be sure you are eligible to vote.

Casting your vote

Voting takes place online in the UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

To cast your vote in an online ballot, you will be asked to complete a ballot which shows a list of candidates. You may rank each candidate according to your preference. It is recommended that you review each candidate's statement before casting your vote in an election.

Once you have reviewed the candidates statements:

  • make a note of your candidate choices and preference order, then
  • log in to UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth
  • choose the election you wish to vote in
  • select the candidates you wish to vote for
  • check your vote
  • when you are ready, choose 'submit' to record your vote.

Occasionally, ballots may be conducted on campus or by post. Where this is the case, information about casting your vote will be made available with ballot papers.

Confidentiality and privacy

Your vote is confidential. Login details used for accessing UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth are separated from your voting choices.

Determining election outcomes

UTS elections are determined by using the quota preferential method.


Results are published as soon as possible after an election's results have been declared.