Elections Resources

Election Handbooks

These handbooks contain all the important information you need to know about the nominations and elections process, role descriptions, election rules and expenses. Please feel free to get in touch with [email protected] if you have any further questions.


Candidate Resources

Information and guidance for candidates around support, advise, and guidelines.

  • Acing A Digital Campaigning

    These are the slides from the quick fire Digital Campaigning Workshop which cover how to utilise social media and web platforms

  • Campaigning Guidance

    We understand that interpreting the election principles can sometimes be tricky so this guidance document is to help you understand the dos and don’ts when it comes to the campaign parameters.

  • Candidate Campaign Tips

    For advice and instructions on writing and uploading your manifesto, running your campaign, social media and designing your campaign materials.

  • Candidate Endorsement Guidelines

    Our guide to endorsing candidates.

  • Equality Monitoring Form

    King’s College London Students’ Union has a commitment to ensuring that diversity and inclusion is at the heart of the Students’ Union. In order to monitor what is happening in practice and assess any impact on particular group we request that all candidates fill in this form. The information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence and will only be used for monitoring purposes and improvements to support. Thank you for your co-operation.

  • GDPR and Social Media Platform Guidance

    As campaigning can only take place online, we realise that it can be hard to know what you can and can’t do across different social media platforms when it comes to GDPR. This guidance outlines a brief summary on each of the main social media platforms.

  • Manifesto Guide

    A guide on how to upload a manifesto.

  • Meet the Candidates Events Guide

    Our guide to hosting an accessible and inclusive Q&A event.

  • Support for Candidates

    Resource on the support we have in place for all candidates and their welfare.

  • Voter Guidance

    There’s always a lot going on during the elections period. You’re receiving information about the election from us at KCLSU, and from candidates, and their campaign team - and it can get a bit overwhelming to know your rights as a voter. This guide is to help you understand not only your voter rights but also what candidates, campaign teams, and student groups can and can’t do.

  • Wellbeing Passport

    Your wellbeing is extraordinarily important to prioritise during challenging times, and always. Take care of yourself with our Wellbeing Passport to guide you through looking after your wellbeing throughout campaigning. The Wellbeing Passport will focus on the King’s Way to Wellbeing based on NHS guidance with rewards to encourage you to invest in your wellbeing.

Societies and Networks Guides

There are lots of different ways in which your society or Network can be involved with KCLSU elections – here are just a few ideas.

1. Invite the candidates to one of your virtual events or meetings

You could give them all a few minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns.

2. Promote the elections in general

Mention them at your virtual events, post on social media about them, and generally encourage your members to vote!

3. Publish information about what you are looking for in a candidate

This will help students who are thinking of standing understand what is important to your society.

4. Endorse candidates

Our guide to endorsing candidates can be found here.

5. Ask questions

You can contact candidates on Facebook and Twitter, or through any contact info they give in their manifestos, and ask them for their positions on particular issues.