General Election 2023
Voting has ended in the 2023 General Election. Stay tuned for the election results …
Election results will be announced on * March 9, 5:30 PM in the South Courtyard of MacEwan Student Centre.
Your newly elected officials have been announced! Read the full release here.
[ https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/2023/results-announced-2023-su-general-election/ ]
Candidates – General Election 2023
Candidate platforms are now available for review. Get informed and see how each candidate can best represent you. Candidates labelled as UNCONTESTED will still appear on the ballot as YES or NO.
Notice of ELECTION
Online voting will take place on the 7th, 8th, and 9th days of March, 2023 through the myUofC Student Centre. Polling stations will be available at these locations: MacEwan Student Centre, Science Theatres, and TFDL. Voting opens at 9 a.m. on March 7th and closes at 4 p.m. on March 9th, 2023. All University of Calgary undergraduate students registered in the Winter 2023 session are eligible to vote.
Notice of Plebiscite
A plebiscite question will be on the General Election 2023 ballot that will ask how students perceive the mandatory Athletics Fee. The answers to this plebiscite question will help the SU better understand and inform our advocacy efforts towards the university.
See the full Notice of Plebiscite, with background and question, here.
Election Calendar Dates
- Jan 23 Notice of Nomination posted and official package
- Feb 6-8, Nomination Days in Council Chambers from 10 to 3 pm
- Exec Forums: Feb 28 and Mar 1,2,3 and 6 at noon in the South Courtyard
- Voting March 7 at 9 am to March 9 at 4 pm
- Results Mar 9 at 5:30 pm
Start your campaign approval process for verified candidates on the Election Docs page.
Every March, the Students’ Union holds a General Election to fill positions on the Student Legislative Council (SLC). SLC is made up of 25 students who are elected for a one-year term. If a position becomes vacant, a By-Election may be held in the fall semester.
The executive team, made up of the president and four vice presidents, are full time salaried positions and keep regular Monday to Friday office hours in the SU office. There are also 20 part-time positions, known as faculty representatives. SLC meets once a week to address new issues and represent the undergraduate student body in the areas of quality of education, quality of student life, affordability and accessibility. The election also includes races for one Board of Governors representative and two representatives for the Senate.
Running for office is not an easy decision to make. However, the experience gained from participating in an election campaign, and if victorious, developing and executing a policy agenda can be invaluable. We want to support you through this process – check out the sections on campaigning, running and position descriptions for more info. Once nominations open up for the year, visit the election documents page for your nomination package with the election rules and manual.
CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER (CRO)
CRO office hours are as follows:
- Mon: 10am-12pm
- Tue: 2pm-4pm
- Wed: 12:30pm-2:30pm
- Thu: 2pm-4pm
- Fri: 10am-12pm
To speak to SU Election Staff about an upcoming election, please consult with their office hours. Choose a time that works best for you and email them for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment once it has been scheduled, along with a Zoom link. Please note that emails are monitored from Monday to Friday and we require at least 24 hours to respond. Appointments are given in 30 minute blocks. Please consider emailing your questions in advance to help our CROs better support you during the call.
Are you an effective leader? Do you want to make a true difference in your campus community? Does the idea of representing you faculty peers excite you? If you answered “yes” to these questions then you should consider running for a position with your Students’ Union (SU).
If you are thinking of running for an elected position with your Students’ Union you should be familiar with the demands and priorities of that position. The following is an overview of the responsibilities, time commitments and duties of elected officials of the Students’ Union (SU), also referred to as Student Legislative Council (SLC) members.
The Students’ Union Bylaws and the election rules and manual describe the rules for the SU election from the nomination to the appeal process.
If you have successfully received a nomination to run in either the Students’ Union (SU) General Election or SU By-Election – congratulations! Now the work to get elected truly begins.
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