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. At the polling station, 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.