Voting Now Closed
Election results announcement can be found here. The results become official on October 22, 2018.6
The 2018 By-Election candidate platforms are available here.
Notice Of election
Voting will take place on the 10th, 11th, and 12th days of October, 2018. Locations and hours are as follows:
- Wednesday, October 10 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MacEwan Student Centre, ICT, and the Education Link.
- Thursday, October 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MacEwan Student Centre, ICT, and the Education Link.
- Friday, October 12 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MacEwan Student Centre, ICT, and the Education Link.
Online voting will take place at myUofC Student Centre beginning at 9 a.m. on October 10 and closes at 4 p.m. on October 12, 2018. All University of Calgary undergraduate students registered in the Fall 2018 session are eligible to vote.
Anyone interested in the 2018 By-Election may read the Official Election Manual.
Election Manual – Official
Every March, the Students’ Union holds a General Election to fill positions on the Student Legislative Council (SLC). SLC is made up of 24 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 19 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.
Contact the SU Chief Returning Officer (CRO) at email@example.com for all elections related questions. Appointments are required and drop-ins will only be taken at the discretion of the CRO and may be limited by time.
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.