IMPORTANT DATES

NOMINATION PERIOD

NOMINATIONS OPEN
Tuesday, September 17 at noon
Nominees must submit a completed nomination packages to cro@csu.bc.ca or drop off completed nomination packages with candidate information pages to the desk in the CSU Members Centre (Library 195) by the closing date — September 25 at 5:00pm.

EARLY NOMINATION PACKAGE REVIEW
Monday, September 23 at noon
Prospective candidates may submit their nomination papers for early review to ensure their paperwork is in order. Submit completed nomination packages to cro@csu.bc.ca or drop off completed nomination packages and candidate information pages to the desk in the CSU Members Centre (Library 195) by noon on Monday, September 23.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Tuesday, September 17 at noon to 1:00pm, Birch 162
Thursday, September 19 at noon to 1:00pm, Birch 162
Need more information about the CSU and the role and responsibilities of being a board member before submitting your nomination package? Come to this information session to learn more about the CSU and to have all your questions answered!

EARLY NOMINATION PACKAGE REVIEW DEADLINE
Monday, September 23 at noon
Prospective nominees may submit their nomination package early if they would like the chief returning officer (cro@csu.bc.ca) to review it before the deadline.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE
Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00pm
Nominees must submit completed nomination packages to cro@csu.bc.ca or drop off completed nomination packages with candidate information pages to the desk in the CSU Members Centre (Library 195) by the closing date. Nominations received after this time will not be accepted.

CANDIDATE ORIENTATION
Thursday, September 26,  at noon, Maple 116
All candidates are required to attend this candidate orientation meeting prior to campaigning. The chief returning officer (CRO) will provide an overview concerning the electoral procedures as well as other relevant rules and important information you need to know before you begin campaigning. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you must contact the CRO directly to arrange an alternate meeting time.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

CAMPAIGN PERIOD BEGINS
Friday, September 26
Before campaigning, you must attend a mandatory candidate orientation session, at which time you will receive a copy of the candidate’s handbook, which will provide detailed information regarding campaign rules.

CANDIDATE FORUM
Tuesday, October 1 & Thursday, October 3, CSU Members Centre (Library 195), noon to 1:00pm
Candidates forums offer an opportunity for candidates to speak to students about their goals and visions for their work at the CSU. Audience members may also ask candidates questions. While attendance at the forum is not mandatory, candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.

POLLING

Polls will be open online from October 8 at 9:00am to 5:00pm on October 10. at csu.bc.ca/vote.

ELECTION RESULTS

PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Ballot tabulating will take place immediately after the polls have closed. Notice of the results will be posted once the results have been tabulated.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
Subject to any recounts or other appeals required or requested, results will become official as soon as the chief returning officer’s report is presented to the CSU’s board of directors; the results shall be official and binding upon the society.