Friday, 9 October 2020

Student elections 2020

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Student elections, to elect student representatives in University bodies, will take place on 24 and 25 November 2020.

Positions open for candidates (see number in brackets):

Statutory bodies:

  • Academic Senate (2)
  • Joint Committee for the Right to Study and the Valorisation of merit (4)
  • Board of Directors of Opera Universitaria (3)
  • Sport Committee (2)

Bodies of Departments and Centres:

  • Department Council of CIBIO (8)
  • Department Council of Economics and Management (13)
  • Department Council of Physics (7)
  • Department Council of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (12)
  • Department Council of Information Engineering and Computer Science (8) 
  • Department Council of Industrial Engineering (9)
  • Department Council of Humanities (14)
  • Department Council of Mathematics (8)
  • Department Council of Psychology and Cognitive Science (9)
  • Department Council of Sociology and Social Research (10)
  • Department Council of the Faculty of Law (13)
  • Centre’s Council of the School of International Studies (4)
  • Centre’s Council of CIMeC (5)
  • Centre’s Council of C3A (5)
  • Subject Area Committee - Environmental Engineering (3)
  • Subject Area Committee - Civil Engineering (3)
  • Subject Area Committee - Construction engineering - Architecture (3)

Voting rights:

All registered students in good standing with the University for the academic year 2020/2021, and students who are about to obtain an undergraduate degree, are entitled to vote. The bodies of departments and centres are elected by students who are enrolled in degrees at those departments and centres.

All students of the academic year 2020/2021 (including students who are about to obtain an undergraduate degree) who have been registered for a degree for a number of years (see details below), can stand as candidates. In particular: 

  • students in undergraduate degree programmes must have been registered for not more than 4 years;
  • students in master's degree programmes must have been registered for not more than 3 years; 
  • students in 5-year master's degree programmes must have been registered for not more than 6 years.

Voting will take place online; candidates running for election are grouped into competing lists; positions are allocated based on a proportional representation system (D'Hondt method).

Submission of lists of candidates and voting will take place online using https://unitn.evoting.it/; voters need to login to the system with their University credentials.

Submission of lists:

Submission of name and symbol of the lists, designation of candidates’ names on each list – from 12 October, 9.00, to 23 October 2020, 20.00

Each list has an official list representative, who is responsible for submitting the list and for sending and receiving all documents and communications as established by the Regulation. The list representative must be eligible to vote, in compliance with the requirements established by the General University regulation.

To submit a list, list representatives eligible to vote login to the system, select the election in which they want their list to participate, and provide the following information:

  • name of the list
  • picture of the symbol of the list (in JPG, GIF, PNG format)

As soon as the list has been submitted, the list representative informs the office by email (uff.organicollegiali [at] unitn.it).

The Electoral office examines the name and symbol of each list to ensure that they comply with the requirements and that they are clearly identifiable, and pre-approves them; when that is not the case, the office consults with the Central electoral committee and contacts the list representative to correct any mistakes.

After the pre-approval, the list representative enters the candidates' names in the system. All candidates must be eligible to stand for election, in compliance with the requirements established by the regulation. Once the list is complete, candidates are required to upload their acceptance of candidacy (available in word format in the download box) to the system. Candidates can only be included in one list in each election. At the end of this phase the number of candidates and their order on the list cannot be changed.

Supporting signatures - from 23 October, 20.00, to 30 October 2020, 12.00

The supporters of each list express their support online, with their signature. Only eligible students have access to the system for the collection of online signatures.

A number of supporting signatures are required for a list to stand in the elections:

  • at least 40 supporters for the election of student representatives in the Academic Senate, the Joint Committee for the Right to Study and the Valorisation of Merit, the Sport Committee, and the Board of Directors of Opera Universitaria;
  • at least 15 supporters for the election of student representatives in the bodies of department and centres.

Supporters must be eligible to vote as per article 2. Students can support with their signature only one list in each election. 

List representatives and candidates cannot be supporters. 

The deadline to collect the required number of supporting signatures is 30 October 2020, 12.00.

Assessment of candidacies and official approval of lists

By 4 November 2020, the Central electoral committee verifies that the submitted lists comply with the regulation, excluding non-compliant ones. Candidates who do not meet the criteria established by the present regulation will be excluded from the election, but their list will continue to stand in the election. 

On the page "Elections" are available the Rector's decree calling the election, a relevant excerpt from the General University regulation, and other useful documents.