Student Governance


The Students' Representative Council (SRC) and Faculty Council elections are governed by the Election Regulations that were approved by the UCT Council in 2013 and amended in 2016.

The Election Regulations provide for the Election Commission, as an independent and impartial body, to oversee and govern the SRC and Faculty Council elections or by-elections in a free and fair manner.

The Election Operations Office is the administrative branch of the Election Commission that, under the supervision of the Election Commission and in accordance with the Election Regulations, run the SRC and Faculty Council elections from a logistical and administrative stand point.

2019 Election Timeline


SRC Elections

Faculty Council Elections

Nominations open

29 July 2019

29 July 2019

Nominations close

14 August 2019

16 August 2019

Candidate Workshop

24 August 2019 

24 August 2019 


2 to 13 September 2019

2 to 6 September 2019


9 to 13 September 2019

4 to 6 September 2019

Vote Counting

14 September 2019

7 September 2019

Provisional Results

16 September 2019

9 September 2019

Final Results

18 September 2019

11 September 2019

The complete 2019 Election Timetable can be found here

In order to run in the SRC or Faculty Council elections, a nominee must:

  • complete the online nomination form which can be found here for the SRC and here for Faculty Councils. 
  • submit a hard copy of the supporting documentation which can be found here for the SRC and here for Faculty Councils. 
  • submit further items electronically as listed on the nomination form. 

How to vote?

A student can vote either by paper ballot at a voting station on campus or online via eBallot.

Click on the image to be redirected to the online voting site and use your UCT credentials to log in. 


Who can vote?

A student must be registered at UCT for at least one complete semester in order to be eligible to vote in the elections.

Contact Details:

The Election Operations Office
Student Orientation & Advocacy Service, Office 2.01, Computer Science Building, Upper Campus
Tel: 021 650 5447


Twitter: @UCTSRCElections
Instagram: uct_elections
Vula: SRC Elections 

Chief Electoral Officer: Edwina Brooks at Edwina