The annual Student Representative Committee (SRC) and University Student Faculty (USFC) elections will take place as scheduled on Friday, October 13, 2017. Students who wish to run for elections, either USFC or SRC, and are eligible Candidate and Voter eligibility may do so as of Tuesday, October 3, 2017 until Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by 4:00 PM.
AUB USFC elections are based on an innovative proportional representation democratic model. According to this system, students will vote directly for a campaign list in each faculty. The maximum number of candidates on each list is determined by the size of the faculty in accordance with the latest bylaws. Lists are formed from any grade/year/class. A list can also be composed of one candidate or more up to the limit allocated to each faculty. Candidates may not run in more than one list. Eligible voters can only vote for one list and within that list, a preferential vote to a candidate on this list must be selected. In effect eligible students vote for a list and then a preferred candidate on the same list.
Another advanced aspect of these upcoming elections will be that the process will be electronic from beginning to end. Nomination forms must be filled electronically, only from campus, here:
It is important to note that every candidate must make sure that s/he is eligible to run before submitting the list. In case anyone on the list is not eligible to run s/he will be dropped from the list and cannot be replaced. As a first point of reference, students must check their class and status on the list of voters link on the Student Affairs website
For interested USFC candidates the nomination process is based on a ‘one-time one-page’ rule for the list. Therefore, once students agree to campaign together on list, e.g. list X with 3 students, all 3 students must be present in the same location to open the link on one device.
How to create a List:
In the page http://preelections.aub.edu.lb/ and when the candidacy opens, there is a section called USFC Nomination.
1. Generate PIN: retrieve your personal PIN by clicking “Generate PIN”. This PIN must never be shared with anyone.
2. Create List: Only one of the students should proceed and click “Create List”. This will open a form where the remaining PINs will be entered. In our example, each of the other 2 students then individually types in their PIN in order to be added on that list. Once all PINs are entered, a list Name must be specified along with the list’s program. Hit the submit button and if all PINs are valid a new list will be created. Note: for each student, the PIN can be retrieved by logging in to their own page at http://preelections.aub.edu.lb/
It is important to point out that once submitted a list cannot be changed or altered unless the whole list withdraws before the deadline for withdrawal from elections. Deadline for withdrawal is Friday, October 6, 2017 by 12:00 noon.
Please note that in accordance with the bylaws each campaign list must submit a campaign platform, which will be posted on the website.
Please refer to the updated USFC bylaws link for full details:
The election process for SRCs remains unchanged from last year. In both cases candidates are required to read the elections rules and regulations posted on the Student Affairs website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/sao/activities/highlights/Pages/index.aspx
I would like to remind you that the Student Code of Conduct spells out very clearly acts of misconduct and the appropriate disciplinary action. As Dean of Student Affairs I will not be lenient with any actions that undermine or harm AUB's reputation as a tolerant and democratic institution where civilized dialogue and diversity are highly valued.
AUB student elections have cultivated a fine reputation in Lebanon and the region of competitive yet peaceful democratic expression and this is a feature that we are all proud of and eager to maintain. We have high hopes that AUB student elections will serve as a model and set the standard for the type of parliamentary elections we hope to see in a few months from now. Be the example and be the change that Lebanon and the region deserves.
Let us maintain the high standards of civility and tolerance we have set at AUB and good luck to all candidates