election day is October 16

This election is going to be different!  The municipal election will be held on Oct. 16 and the student vote has never mattered more! The municipal government directly impacts your day-to-day life and the student vote could easily decide who represents you at City Council.

We are working on a gigantic Get Out The Vote initiative!

By demonstrating that students have a block of votes to win like other large demographic groups, the goal of our non-partisan GOTV campaign is to encourage Councillors across Calgary to enact more student-friendly policies on important post-secondary issues at the municipal level: secondary suite legalization, more transit access and a transit appeals process for instance.

Students can have a much bigger voice at City Hall!

Calgary Municipal General Election 2017

The University of Calgary Students’ Union is calling on all 2017 City of Calgary Municipal General Election Candidates to prioritize and invest in accessible, inclusive, and innovative strategies to support post-secondary students in Calgary throughout their education.

Strong City, Stronger Campus

Check out the City of Calgary Municipal Election site for information on voting requirements and locations.

Municipal Election 2017

Mayoral Forum

Recorded September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM in MacEwan Hall

Were you unable to attend the forum in person, missed the livestream? Problem solved; the University of Calgary is hosting the recording of the mayoral forum on their YouTube channel.

Watch Now!

Privacy & Contest Details


  • One – MacBook Air
  • One – $250 U of C Bookstore Gift Card
  • 25 – $10 prizes of MacHall Food Vouchers

Total prizes to be won: 27 Total value of the prizes: $1,700. Chances of winning depend on the number of entrants. With 4,000 entrants, the chance of winning would be approximately 1 in 150. Contest closes: Oct. 6, 2017 Contest results and draw date: Oct. 17, 2017.

Personal information collected will be used to inform students about voting.  Participating students will be contacted via email, phone call, and text message during election campaigns to ensure they are aware of where, when, how, and why to vote. By signing this form, you agree to be contacted by the Students’ Union.

All data collected will be stored on the Students’ Union server in accordance with the Students’ Union privacy policy. Data may be shared with third parties solely for purpose of making contact with students. Your data will not be sold or used for any other purpose.

Any comments or questions about the collection or storage of personal information can be directed to the Students’ Union’s Privacy Officer, Lora Lindsay at (403) 220-3905.