General Election 2018

We’re gearing up for the 2018 General Election. Click the button below for details.


General Election 2018

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 campaigningrunning 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  elections@su.ucalgary.ca 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.

 

running

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).


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Positions

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.


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Election docs

The Students’ Union Bylaws and the election rules and manual describe the rules for the SU election from the nomination to the appeal process.


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campaigning

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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important dates

Feb
16
Fri
All Candidates Meeting
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
26
Mon
Faculty of Arts Representatives Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
27
Tue
VP Operations & Finance Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty of Science Representatives Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
28
Wed
VP External Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Engineering Students’ Society All-Candidates Forum – GE2018 @ Engineering Lounge
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
1
Thu
Board of Governors Representative Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
VP Student Life Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gauntlet Publication Society Forum for VP External Candidates – GE2018 @ Cassio A/B (MacEwan Conference and Events Centre)
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
2
Fri
VP Academic Forum – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
5
Mon
President Meet-and-Greet – GE2018 @ MSC, South Courtyard
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
6
Tue
Voting Days – General Election 2018
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vote at polling stations on campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or online through your Student Centre.

Mar
7
Wed
Voting Days – General Election 2018
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vote at polling stations on campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or online through your Student Centre.

Mar
8
Thu
Voting Days – General Election 2018
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vote at polling stations on campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or online through your Student Centre.

Election Results Party @ The Den
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The election results will be announced Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Den. Come celebrate with your newly elected officials!