Elections & Referenda

Elections & Referenda

Elections & Referenda

OUSA Elections

OUSA is a multi-million dollar organisation with one overarching aim: to make the student experience at Otago University the best it possibly can be. From protesting against fee increases and occupying the Clocktower in the 1990's, to successfully pushing for the rebuild of Student Health and protecting the Hyde Street tradition, OUSA has always put students first.

2019 Elections

Click here for 2019 Nominated Candidates 

Voting period
Voting opens- 17th September at 9am
Voting closes- 20th September at 4pm

Elections Policy

» 2018 Executive Elections Results »

» 2018 Returning Officer's Election Report »

Click here to view the list of Nominees for the 2018 Executive 
Click here to learn more about the Nominees for the 2018 Executive 

OUSA Referendum - October

Proposed questions are now open for submissions. All submissions must be to adminvp@ousa.org.nz by 5pm Friday 21 September. 

Click here for proposed constitutional tracked changes. 


Online Referenda and Student Forums

Online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA. Whether it's about university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA's stance. Our referenda have three stages; a call for questions, followed by a student forum to discuss the questions with the executive and then the voting period.

The Semester 2 Referendum Call For Questions will open on Wednesday September 5th 9am - September 10th 4pm

Voting period willl open on Monday 8th October, close on Thursday 11th October 4pm. 

For more information email: adminvp@ousa.org.nz

Results for the May 2018 Referenda

Download the May 2018 Referenda results

For more information, please email adminvp@ousa.org.nz or refer to the OUSA Constitution.

Results for October 2017 Referenda

Download the October 2017 Referenda results 

Results for May 2017 Referenda

Download the May 2017 Referenda results