Election Fever and Voting Days

February 27, 2017  |   Found in Advocacy // News

Election fever is all around us and campaigning is in full swing! You may have already been approached by a student running in this year’s SU General Election looking for your support, and I’m sure you’ve seen campaign posters, banners, or people in costumes around campus. Take a few minutes to talk to candidates about your needs as an undergraduate and don’t be afraid to ask questions to help you make an informed decision.

Then next week from Mar. 7 to 9 make sure you vote! I can’t stress how easy it is. It only takes three minutes and because we vote online, you can literally do it from anywhere – your computer, your phone, while you’re on the bus, or even while you’re standing in that long line for coffee. We’ll also have polling stations set up around campus to make it really easy. You’ll have the opportunity to select who represents you and your needs to the SU and U of C for the 2017/18 academic year, and coincidentally, also pick who sends you these emails. The ballot will include choices for SU Executive positions, options for one or more students to represent your particular faculty, and your choice for who to represent you on the university’s senate and board.

Check out the candidate information ahead of time in the Gauntlet or on the SU website Candidates 2017 page.

To help you make your decisions and get to know your candidates, check out all the election forums, hosted by your SU and other groups on campus. A full schedule is listed here on the General Election 2017 page.

Talk to your candidates and don’t forget to vote next week! Join us at the Den on Thursday, Mar. 9 at 5:30 p.m. to find out the results of your choices – I’ll see you there!

Lastly, the deadline for club awards is tomorrow (Feb. 28). There are 14 categories and each award is accompanied by an $250 endowment for the winning clubs. Enter your club now! More details can be found here.

Stephan Guscott,
SU President