Students are encouraged to take an active role in the upcoming SRC elections to ensure that their preferred candidates are elected and that the elected students represent the larger CPUT community.
After consultations between the outgoing SRC and the Student Affairs Department it was agreed that the 2019 elections will take place on 17 and 18 October.
As always, an Independent Electoral Agency (IEA) will be tasked with managing the process to ensure the elections are free and fair.
“As the Student Governance and Development Department, we are pleased that the SRC election process has commenced in earnest and we appeal to the entire CPUT Community to support this democratic process that will ensure that there are strong and vibrant student governance structures (SRCs) on all the five CPUT campuses,” says Adv. Lionel Harper, HoD: Department of Student Affairs.
“We live in challenging times and it is critical for the student voice to be heard and taken seriously on all the institutional committees where important decisions affecting the wellbeing of our students are taken. We therefore encourage every CPUT student to vote on 17 and 18 October 2019.”
The nomination process closed on the 9th of October. It is the responsibility of all registered students to check their eligibility to contest in the SRC elections, as prescribed in the SRC Constitution.
The Preliminary Voters’ Roll has been published in preparation for the elections. Students are therefore advised to check if their names appear on the Voters Roll. In the case that a student’s name does not appear, they must approach the IEA office and formally lodge an objection which will be submitted to the Registrar’s office for inclusion in the Voters’ Roll.
Should anyone require any additional information regarding the publication of the Voters Roll, they should not hesitate to contact the IEA office in the Student Centre on their respective campus.