We have now been updated on our lack of inclusion in the official ballot. The Chief Returning Officer is requesting proof of student status for every nomination we received that was not provided postally.
Did all the other candidates have to supply this? Almost certainly not. Apparently the other candidates were seconded by either Sabbatical Officers or other people of note to the NUS. Being in with the crowd gives you a huge advantage in these elections and this exclusion of the membership is a partial cause of the perpetually ineffective leadership.
Nevertheless, we shall continue to go forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom.