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.

In February, the SU designates a period known as “Campaign Week(s)” for the SU General Election (and in October if there is a By-election).

Campaigning Week(s) offers you an opportunity to let students know your platform, your plans to improve student life, as well as why you feel you would be an effective representative for your constituents.

All candidates must follow the election policy and manual when campaigning. The CRO addresses complaints against candidates on a case-by-case basis and will implement the appropriate sanctions (including disqualification if necessary).

During this period your SU offers a number of resources for you to get the word out about your credentials. These include:

Forums

Held throughout campaign week(s), all Executive nominees are invited to participate in an SU scheduled open forum devoted to a particular position. These forums are open to the entire student body and offer a chance for candidates to share their platforms and debate the issues. Candidates for all positions may also be invited to take part in forums hosted by clubs, faculties or other university departments. The schedules for forums are posted on this web site leading up to campaign week(s).

Postering/Advertising 

During campaign week(s) candidates are permitted to display campaign materials including banners, posters and other printed media. The rules and regulations on where and how you can post this material is very strict and is outlined during a campaign orientation for all candidates, held immediately after the nomination period. The rules are also available in the election policy and manual.

Questions or concerns in regards to campaigning should be brought to the Elections staff: elections@su.ucalgary.ca

Gauntlet Supplement

The SU offers candidates the opportunity to submit their platform details to be included in an annual election supplement by the campus newspaper, the Gauntlet. Candidates should refer to the Nomination Package for details on what to include and the guidelines.

Campaign Videos

In partnership with NUTV, the SU also provides Executive nominees with the opportunity to film and post a campaign video on the SU YouTube Channel. Candidates running for Faculty Rep positions can also submit campaign videos filmed by themselves for posting on the YouTube channel.

For more details on campaigning opportunities and guidelines please refer to the Nomination Package document.