Election Schedule 2017-02-06T11:55:39+00:00

Call For Nominations

The General Manager or designate shall make the call for nominations and shall publicize it by all reasonable means, including posters, plasma screens, mass e-mail, and the Union website. The call for nominations shall be at least seven calendar days in an election or by-election.

Orientation

After the call for nominations, the General Manager shall chair separate Orientation Meetings for nominees for the Executive and Members of Students’ Council, and may in their discretion hold subsequent Orientation Meetings during the nomination period.

A member must attend an Orientation Meeting to be eligible for ratification as a candidate for the Executive and for Council. All attendees will receive a Nomination Package.

Procedures

After the end of the nomination period, the Chief Returning Officer shall chair the Procedures Meeting and shall ensure that nominees and Elections Committee members attending the meeting have received the necessary sections of this bylaw, rules, and information.

A nominee for an Executive or Council position must attend the Procedures Meeting to be eligible for ratification as a candidate.

If a nominee is unable to attend a scheduled Procedures Meeting and provides sufficient reason to the Election Committee in advance of the meeting, the Election Committee may hold an alternate Procedures Meeting in advance of the campaign period to ensure the nominee(s) has received the necessary sections of the Bylaw, rules, and information.

USSU General Election Schedule 2017

February 6

Call for nominations for Executive, Senate and Members of Students’ Council positions begins. Nomination forms for Senate available at the USSU office, Room 110, Upper Place Riel.

February 27

MANDATORY Orientation Meeting for all undergraduate students who wish to run for Members of Student Council in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4 p.m. Chaired by the USSU GM. Nomination forms will be available at the Orientation Meeting.

February 28

MANDATORY Orientation Meeting for all undergraduate students who wish to run for Executive in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4 p.m. Chaired by the USSU GM. Nomination forms will be available at the Orientation Meeting.

March 3

Nomination forms must be delivered to the USSU office by 4:00 p.m.  A refundable deposit of $100.00 must accompany nomination forms for Executive.

MANDATORY Procedures Meeting for ALL nominees in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4:30 p.m. Chaired by the Chief Returning Officer. Finalize forum locations, dates, and times.

March 6

GMD to begin checking academic standing of nominees.

March 8

GMD to finish checking academic standing of nominees.

March 13

Campaigning begins at 12:01 a.m.

March 22

Voting begins at 9:00 a.m.  There shall be no campaigning within 30 feet of any fixed, internet-connected computer on voting days.

March 23

Voting ends at 4:00 p.m.  Deadline for formal complaints, must be delivered to the USSU office by 4:00 p.m.

Elections Committee meets at 4:00 p.m. to discuss urgent disciplinary matters and to ratify the results, which will be emailed from PAWS to the ACRO and GMD by 4:30 p.m.

Election results, subject to further discipline, are announced in Place Riel at 5:00 p.m.

All campaign material must be removed by 11:59 p.m.