By-election 2023-2024

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

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.

Results are posted here.

Debate Nights

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

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

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.