A single issue question asked to all members, in a straight forward, easy to understand format which must be answerable either yes or no.
The highest single issue decision making authority in the SU.
A referendum is a vote of the ordinary members of the Union to either set policy, to amend the University of Chichester Students’ Union Constitution or Bye-Laws, or to overturn a previous decision of the Students’ Union. It takes precedence over resolutions made at Student Council or a General Meeting.
For it to be valid, it must have over 400 members vote.
How to call a referendum:
· A secure petition of 150 members
· A majority vote of Student Council
· A resolution of the Trustees
A vote of referendum by a simple majority may:
Pass Policy - Overrule a decision of a General Meeting or the Student Council; or Affiliate or disaffiliate the Union to or from any external organisation.
A vote of referendum by a 66% majority may:
Pass a motion of no confidence in any SU Officer or Trustee; or Amend or revoke the Bye-Laws and (subject to the approval of the University Board of Governors) amend the Constitution.
For more details see Bye-Law B – Referenda