Following last year's referendum, all uncontested candidates must pass a non - confidence vote. This means that students can vote for an uncontested position this year. Uncontested candidates are essentially running against the "Decline" option. If the decline option takes 50% +1 (or more) votes for a certain position, then the voters do not have confidence in this candidate and the position will be left vacant for a by-election. These defeated candidates are eligible to run in the by-election for their respective position.