Elections UMSU is the official non-partisan body that is responsible for organizing University of Manitoba Students’ Union Elections and Referenda including the upcoming General Election that will be held online on March 4th & 5th, 2021.

There are 11 available positions to be filled for the 2021 UMSU General Election. The duties of each position below can be reviewed in UMSU’s  Governance and Operations Manual. 

  • Executive Positions:
    President
    Vice President Community Engagement​
    Vice President Student Life
    Vice President Advocacy
    Vice President Finance and Operations
  • Community Representatives:
    Indigenous Students’ Representative
    International Students’ Representative
    LGBTTQ* Representative
    Womyn’s Representative
    Accessibility Students’ Representative
    Mature Students’ Representative

The positions of President, Vice President Community Engagement, Vice President Student Life, Vice President Advocacy and Vice President Finance and Operations may campaign in slates of up to five candidates. Candidates who are running alone are considered to be running as a Slate of one for the purposes of the Election Rules. Note that candidates for Community Representatives may not register as a part of a slate. 

Any questions regarding the election can be directed to cro@umsu.ca. 

Nomination Period
February 1, 2021, 9:00AM CST – February 12, 2021, 5:00PM CST

Deadline to submit a nomination package
February 12, 2021, 5:00PM CST

All Candidates’ Meeting (Mandatory)
February 12, 2021, 5:30PM CST

Reading Week
February 15, 2021 – February 19, 2021

Campaigning Period
February 22, 2021, 9:00AM CST – March 5, 2021, 4:30PM CST

Voting Period
March 4, 2021, 9:00AM CST – March 5, 2021, 4:30PM CST

  • ELIGIBILITY
    In order to be eligible for nomination as a candidate, students must be a Member of the Union. For Community Representatives, candidates must be a self-declared member of the community they are being nominated to represent. 
  • NOMINATION PACKAGE
    Read the nomination package and fill out the package in its entirety. The full nomination package can be accessed here or requested from cro@umsu.ca along with the other forms and documents needed for the nomination process. 
  • SUBMISSION
    Go through the nomination checklist and check if you have completed all the requirements. Submit the completed nomination package along with the marked checklist electronically to cro@umsu.ca before Friday, February 12th, 5PM. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. 
  • ALL CANDIDATES’ MEETING
    After submission of completed packages, nominees must attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, February 12th, 5:30PM that will be held virtually. The next steps of the election process will be explained during this meeting. Please note that this meeting is mandatory for all candidates and campaign managers. 

The following documents are required for the nomination process and are available to candidates for download. Read these documents carefully and fill out all the necessary forms in their entirety.

  1. Nomination Checklist 
  2. Nomination Package 
  3. Bylaws 
  4. Governance and Operations Manual 
  5. Election and Referendum Manual 

The documents below may be needed for the duration of the campaigning period and are available to candidates for download.

  1. Appeal Form 
  2. Complaint Form 
  3. Candidate or Slate Expense Report