La Trobe Student Association Election, September 2021

Elections for the La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) were held from Monday 13th September to Friday 17th September. This election was for positions that were unfilled at, or have become vacant since, the inaugural election; and to fill the new Online Student Council.

The returning officer in charge of the election is Patrick Clearwater of Above Quota Elections Pty Ltd, who can be contacted at The deputy returning officer is Goldie Pergl.


The provisional declaration of results is now available.

Any requests for recount or appeals must be submitted by Wednesday 22nd September. The Electoral Tribunal is responsible for making the final declaration of results.

Table of contents

List of candidates & policy statements

A provisional list of candidates is now available. This list incorporates candidates who nominated in both rounds of nomination.

Candidates’ forum

The Candidates’ Forum ran on Monday 13th September. All candidates for contested Councils (i.e., Bundoora Student Council) were invited to present, and the Forum was open to all students.

All candidates will be invited to attend a forum where they can put their case to the voters.

How to vote

Voting closed at 2pm on Friday 17th September. Please contact the Returning Officer if you have any questions.

Notice of election

Notice is hereby given of the La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) September 2021 elections.

Positions vacant for election

Note that the positions available for election are those for the new Online Student Council, and those that have become vacant since, or were not filled, at the inaugural election.

Nominations (how to be a candidate)

The first round of nominations closed at 5pm Monday 6th September, and the second round closed at 5pm Friday 10th September.

Nominations have now closed. Please contact the Returning Officer if you have any questions.

Election timetable

Important documents

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer in charge of this election is Patrick Clearwater of Above Quota Elections Pty Ltd (AQE). AQE is a professional election services provider, who has been engaged to run the LTSA elections fairly, impartially and in accordance with the Electoral Regulations. He is assisted by other AQE staff.

Patrick can be reached at