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Election of Two Council Members: Notice of Ballot and Call for Nominations

Dear Eligible Voter,

In accordance with the Saint John’s College Act 2018, St John’s College is calling for nominations for election of TWO (2) Members of the College Council.

Eligibility to vote
The following persons are eligible to vote:

  • a person who is a member or former member of the Council;
  • a person who is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has resided on the premises of the College for at least one academic year.

Eligibility to be nominated for election
To be eligible to be nominated for election a person must be over the age of 18 and not be a Catholic priest or member of a Catholic religious order.

How the ballot will be conducted
The ballot will be conducted by CorpVote Pty Ltd, an independent ballot provider, using an Electoral Roll maintained by the College.

  • A voter who has an email address recorded on the Electoral Roll will receive an email from CorpVote with instructions for voting online through a website maintained by CorpVote.

Voters may request postal ballot packs directly from CorpVote.

Lodging Nominations

Nominations open at 12:01AM AEDT on Friday, 23rd September 2022 and will close at 11:59PM AEDT on Friday, 7th October 2022. Nominations must be received by the closing date: late nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations will be accepted via the CorpVote online nomination system.

Accompanying Documents

This Notice of Ballot and Call for Nominations is accompanied by two documents: (1) Role and Responsibilities of Council Members, (2) Skills Matrix and Attributes, which are also available on the College website and via the CorpVote online nomination system.

Each nomination must contain the following:

  1. The nominee’s name and contact details
  2. The names and declaration of support from two nominators (use the online facility for this element of your nomination)
  3. A declaration from the nominee that they have read Role and Responsibilities of Council Members, understand the effect of that document, and agree to abide by its provisions.
  4. A declaration from the nominee that they, if elected, consent to act as a Council Member and undertake to fulfil all duties and obligations required of that position.

The nominee may provide a photograph and a statement of no more than 250 words for circulation to voters.

Election Information

If the number of nominations received is greater than the number of positions to be filled, an election will be held to determine these positions. Should an election be required it will be conducted electronically and via mail as indicated above. Voting will open at 12:01AM AEDT on Thursday, 3rd November 2022 and close at 11:59PM AEDT on Friday, 18th November 2022.

Election procedures
The rules governing this election can be found in the St John’s College Election By-law 2018, available on the College website.

Help and Support

For assistance with the nomination system, contact CorpVote Support at or 1300 710 950.

For questions relating to your eligibility contact:

Further information may be found on the St John’s College website:

Yours sincerely,

Tim Jones
CorpVote Returning Officer

Council Election 2022

If you are currently eligible to vote, you should have received an email from Corpvote Pty Ltd notifying you of this election on Friday 23 September 2022.

If you were eligible to vote at the last election (held in 2020) and your contact details have changed, please update your contact details by submitting the form below.

If you have become eligible to vote since 2020, and you did not receive an email from Corpvote Pty Ltd, please use the form below to update your contact detail.

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