Get Out The Vote
multi-ward meet and greet
Students at the University of Calgary live across the city. As a commuter campus, in a city with so many public post-secondary institutions, student issues become city issues and vice-versa. This means that every ward, and every candidate, is important to students, staff and the campus community.
Stop by the Multi-Ward Meet and Greet hosted by the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Association and find out where how candidates in your ward feel about the issues that matter.
September 26, 2017
University of Calgary, MacEwan Student Centre, North and South Courtyard
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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.
Municipal Election: 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, but we need your help!
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.
Check out the City of Calgary Municipal Election site for information on voting requirements and locations.
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.
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.