General Election 2023
The 2023 General Election will be happening in March 2023. Stay tuned for more information.
Official Nomination Package – GENERAL Election 2023
The 2023 General Election Nomination Days are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, February 6 to Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Nomination signatures can be submitted via the Election Docs page.
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
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 email@example.com. 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.