How to Withdraw a Candidate

You can access this feature from your MSL website. Only Content Editors with access to Elections Admin can access the Candidate List window.

If a Candidate is Withdrawn once votes have been cast, any votes for that candidate will be transferred to subsequent preferences. If there is no next preference, the vote becomes an abstention. No votes are lost, and the preference order is preserved.

Candidates can Withdraw their candidacy themselves on the Nominations page until the end of the Nominations Period unless the Withdrawal checkbox is selected on the Edit Post window.

For further information, see Election Candidates.

  1. Log in to your MSL website.
  2. From the Admin dropdown, select Elections Admin. The Elections Admin window is displayed.
  3. From the list of Elections, select the relevant election. The Edit Election Details window is displayed.

  4. Click Candidates. The Candidate Admin window is displayed.

  5. In the Review Candidates section, select the relevant post. The Candidate List window is displayed.

  6. From the Candidate List, select the relevant candidate’s name. The Candidate window is displayed.

  7. In the Nomination Status section, from the Status dropdown, select Withdrawn.

  8. Click Update nomination. A confirmation message is displayed.

Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.