The By-Election is where students can run for vacant positions that were not filled during the General Election. To run, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Chief Elections Commissioner before the end of the nomination period.
UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a four week cycle.
Nomination Period: Monday, Sept. 28 – Thursday, Oct. 8 *Due by 6 p.m.
All Candidates Meeting: Friday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Candidate Speeches: Monday, Oct. 19 from 12.30 p.m.
Campaign Week: Monday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 25
Voting: Monday, Oct. 26 – Wednesday Oct. 28
2020 By-Election Results*
Turnout: 870 (8.8%) of 9850 electors voted in this ballot.
Recreation and Athletics Director:
- Total votes casted for Jacob Wiseman: 611 votes (86.8%)
- Total votes casted for Olivia Ferreira: 542 votes (71.6%)
- Total votes casted for Isaiah Zacharias: 215 votes (28.4%)
Women & Non-Binary Students’ Director:
- Total votes casted for Arshiya Bagheri Torbehbar: 660 votes (90.3%)
Board of Regents Representative:
- Total votes casted for Holly Hunter: 658 votes (91.4%)
- Total votes casted for Valerie Bermudez: 685 votes (92.7%)
Vice-President External Affairs:
- Total votes casted for Jonathan Henderson: 647 votes (87.8%)
- Total votes casted for Shawna Peloquin: 660 votes (88.6%)
*Results are unofficial until ratified at the UWSA Special General Meeting on November 4, 2020.
2020 By-Election Candidates
Recreation & Athletics Director
Women & Non-Binary Students’ Director
Arshiya Bagheri Torbehbar
Board of Regents Representative
Vice-President External Affairs
Thinking of running? Check out the Candidate Guide for details on the open positions, campaigning, and voting: Candidates Guide By-Election 2020
Learn all about your candidates and their agendas before you cast your vote! Download this handy Voter Guide for information on voting in the 2020 UWSA By-Election: Voter Guide 2020
In accordance with the By-law 10 – State of Emergency Measures, the 2020 UWSA By-Election will be held online with virtual campaigning and balloting to accommodate the restriction of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To review the rules for the 2020 By-Elections, please click here: Election Rules 2020
Canadidates can review Election By-laws in Sections IV and V of the UWSA By-Laws.
Appeals and Complaints
Election Complaints will be reviewed by the Chief Elections Commissioner who will make a ruling or provide a written rationale for why a complaint is not valid. Appeals can be made to the REBLITE Board. Please use the following forms to submit election appeals and complaints:
Please click here to review the rulings to submitted complaints and appeals: 2020 Election Rulings
Chief Elections Commissioner
Deputy Elections Commissioner