General Election 2023-2024
Candidate lists are now available along with information about each candidate.
Campaign period is between Monday, February 27th at 8:00am and Wednesday, March 8th at 11:59pm
Polling period is between Monday, March 6th at 8:00am and Wednesday, March 8th at 11:59pm, using WebVote and your CWL.
SUO General Elections Debate Night #1
Monday, February 27th 2023 at 6:00pm
Debate Night #1 Zoom Recording
SUO General Elections Debate Night #2
Wednesday, March 1st 2023 at 6:00pm
Debate Night #2 Zoom Recording
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:
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.
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.
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.