Elections

General Election 2024-2025

Candidate lists are now available. Information about each candidate is now available by clicking on the candidate’s name.

Campaign period is between Monday, February 26th 2024 at 8:00am and Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 11:59pm

Polling period is between Monday, March 4th 2024 at 8:00am and Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 11:59pm, using WebVote and your CWL.

Results will be posted here by March 11th 2024.

Forum & Debate Nights

SUO Elections Forum – Feb. 7th 2024 – 4:00pm
Zoom Video Recording

SUO General Elections Debate Night #1
Tuesday, February 27th – 6pm – Director-at-Large
Zoom Video Recording

SUO General Elections Debate Night #2
Wednesday, February 28th – 6pm – Faculty Representatives and VP Campus Life
Zoom Video Recording

SUO General Elections Debate Night #3
Thursday, February 29th – 6pm – VP External, VP Finance, VP Internal and President
Zoom Video Recording

General Elections

Students’  Union Board of Directors and Senate Student Representatives are students who have been elected by the student population in a General Election.

The General Election is held annually, typically in February/March, and is overseen by the Chief Returning Officer (CRO).

Three primary election activities are:

  1. nominations
  2. campaigning
  3. polling

Nominations
To become a candidate for election, a person must be nominated and any UBC-O student is eligible.  Candidates must have 15 other UBC-O students nominate them by signing the candidates nomination form.

Campaigning
Once a candidate has been approved by the CRO, they may then campaign with-in the designated campaign period.  Campaigning might include posters, online media and face-to-face contact with students.   Discussions and debate sessions are organized to learn more about the candidates and a chance to ask them questions.

Polling
At the end of the campaign period, the student body votes on each position where applicable.  At the time of polling, students will be given a ballot with the candidates’ names on it and can vote once for each position.  Once the ballots are counted, the successful candidate is the person who wins a simple majority of the votes.  Polling will happen online using UBC WebVote and your CWL.

By-election 2023-2024

SUO 2023-2024 By-election and Referendum information available on their respective pages.