UWSA Elections

Nomination forms

Please fill out this nomination form and submit it to cec@theuwsa.ca by Thursday, Oct 6 by 6 PM. For any questions, please ask the Chief Elections Commissioner at cec@theuwsa.ca.

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.

Candidate Guide

Learn everything you need to know about the elections with our Candidate Guide: By Election Candidate Guide 2022

Key Dates:

UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a five-week cycle. 

Nomination Period:  Monday, September. 26 – Thursday, October. 6 *Due by 6 p.m. CST.
All Candidates Meeting: Friday, October. 7 *Time to be determined.
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Tuesday, October. 11 – Friday, October 14.
Campaign Week:  Monday, October. 17 – Wednesday, October. 26
Voting:  Monday, October. 24 – Wednesday, October. 26 

Vacant Positions

  • Accessibility Director
  • Education Director
  • Environmental Ethics Director
  • Graduate Students’ Director
  • 2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director
  • PACE Students’ Director
  • Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director
  • UWSA Regents
  • UWSA Senator

Voter’s Guide

Coming soon!

Governing documents 

In accordance with the By-law 5 – Elections and Referenda, the 2022 UWSA By-Election will be held online and in-person with virtual and in-person balloting and campaigning.

Candidates can review Election By-Laws in Sections 4 and 5 of the UWSA By-Laws. 

Appeals and Complaints 

The Chief Elections Commissioner and Election Campaign Facilitators are responsible for ensuring a fair and unbiased election and managing all complaints, disputes, and violations of the By-Laws. Any member of the association can file a complaint against a campaign. 

Complaints about nominations and polling may be reported to the CEC at cec@theuwsa.ca. Conduct complaints, including disputes between election campaign participants, may be reported to the ECFs (contact info coming soon). Complaints regarding the conduct of the CEC or the ECFs may be reported directly to the chair of the EAB at chair@theuwsa.ca. 

The Election Accountability Board (EAB) is the check and balance for the CEC. Complaints against an action or decision of the CEC are appeals and can be submitted to the Chair of EAB at chair@theuwsa.ca. Any member of the association can file a complaint against the CEC but only those parties to the original complaint can appeal a ruling of the CEC.  

Contacts

Khushneet Kaur
Chief Elections Commissioner (CEC)
Email: cec@theuwsa.ca

Shehnaz Kaur Gill
Election Campaign Facilitator
Email: s.gill@theuwsa.ca

Jaskanwal Kaur
Election Campaign Facilitator
Email: j.kaur@theuwsa.ca

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