2017 Election Information

When is the election?

The 2017 UMSU General Election will run as follows:

Nomination Period: February 6th to 17th

All Candidates Meeting: February 17th

Winter Break: February 20th to 24th 

Campaign Period: February 27th to March 7th

Voting Days: March 8th to 10th

How do I run?

In order to run you will need to fill out a Nomination Package, available from the CRO. You will then need to collect signatures from UMSU members (names will be verified) and complete the necessary forms for the Chief Returning Officer to process. For more information please contact the CRO at cro@umsu.ca

Nomination packages are available HERE

When am I allowed to campaign?

Campaigning is only to begin February 27th. You may announce in private conversations that you are planning to run when you are collecting signatures for your nomination, but no public declarations of candidacy are allowed until the campaign period begins. 

I want to file a complaint

Please click the link below to download a form to be submitted the CRO. 

Elections Violation Complaint Form

Governing Documents

UMSU's Governing Documents provide the rules and regulations to everything UMSU does. 

The Bylaws are the highest level and set out general terms of the operations. 

The Governance and Operations Manual take the ideas in the Bylaws and further refine them and provide more detail. 

The Elections and Referendum Manual provides rules and regulations on how elections and referenda shall be run. 

The Position Statements are declarations of support or criticisms which have been approved by UMSU Council. 

The 2017 Supplementary Rules have been approved by the CRO and provide additional detail about the election.

Important People

The Chief Returning Officer (CRO) is the main individual who is responsible for overseeing the election. For the 2017 UMSU General Election, Michael Catanese will be the CRO. He can be reached at cro@umsu.ca

Deputy Returning Officers (DROs) are staff members hired by the CRO to assist in carrying out the duties of the election. They can be tasked with things such as ensuring adherence to the rules and regulations, investigating complaints and supervising operations.