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 Welcome to the Regent House ballots site


Ballots are votes on matters for decision by the Regent House; they are typically held on Graces that propose major change, prove controversial, or are on matters of significant importance to the University, as well as on elections to the Council (and other bodies) when there is more than one eligible candidate. Recent ballots have concerned important strategic and governance issues, such as undergraduate fees and access, the employer justified retirement age, the management and governance of sport within the University, and the North West Cambridge project.

A vote will take place if 25 or more members of the Regent House support a request for a ballot, or the Council itself decides that there will be a ballot. When there is a ballot, the arrangements for voting are announced in the Reporter. All members of the Regent House are eligible to vote, and voting information is automatically sent out to all members by email. 

Since 1 January 2015, voting in ballots of the Regent House has been conducted electronically. Members of the Regent House receive email notification of each ballot, with a link to further information available online, including fly-sheets, candidate statements and the voting portal. Members cast their votes by using their CRSids and passwords used to access their University account to log in to the secure voting portal. Members of the Regent House who have opted out of online voting receive hard-copy ballot papers and supporting materials in the post for the year until the next promulgation of the Roll in November.