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general election 2018

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SO YOU WANT TO RUN IN THE ELECTION…

  • DECIDE WHAT POSITION YOU’D LIKE TO RUN FOR
    What position do you think you would be good at? You can attend an information session (dates to the right) or review the simple job descriptions below.

  • COMPLETE NOMINATION PACKAGE
    Nomination packages are available online. In order to be nominated, you need to collect 25 signatures (only five if you’re running for campus rep!) on a nomination form and submit it to cro@csu.bc.ca or the CSU Members Centre (LB 195) by noon on March 8.

  • ATTEND CANDIDATE ORIENTATION
    Once the names on your nomination package are accepted, you’ll have to attend the candidate orientation session in Library 185 at 3:00pm on March 8. If you can’t make it, you can arrange for a one-on-one meeting with the CRO.

  • CAMPAIGN
    You’re almost there! Now you have to get the votes, starting March 8 you can start putting up posters, shaking hands, and kissing babies.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

There are plenty of positions for which to run at the CSU. Below you can find brief descriptions of each role and their respective

  • Executive committee positions are leadership roles. They run their own standing committees, work 20+ hours per week, and earn $1300 per month.
    • vice-president, academic
    • vice-president, equity and sustainability
    • vice-president, external
    • vice-president, finance and services
    • vice-president, student life
  • Satellite campus representative represent the interests of their respective campuses. They sit on various committees in an advisory capacity and earn $300 per month.

NOMINATION PACKAGE

If you would like to run for a position on the CSU board of directors, please download the 2018 general election nomination package containing the details you need to know as well as nomination forms.

REFERENDUM QUESTIONS

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS REPAIR SERVICE FEE
Do you approve a fee of $0.57 per credit up to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2018 to be used for a Personal Electronics Repair Service for students (with labour free of charge for students, and never charging more than cost for parts)? This fee will be increased with the rate of inflation as determined by the consumer price index.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUPPORT FEE
Do you approve a fee of $0.65 per credit up to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2018 to be used to support the traditionally marginalized groups on campus? This fee shall increase annually according to the Canadian Consumer Price Index.

CSU HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN FEE
Do you approve an increase to the CSU Health and Dental Plan Fee (the “Plan Fee”) of 16% (from $234.04 to $271.48) commencing September 2018, and, furthermore, approve increases to the Plan Fee of up to 5% in each academic year thereafter to be determined by the CSU Board of Directors?
(Note: If this referendum question is not approved, eligible Capilano University students will continue to pay the existing Plan Fee, and the CSU will need to consider reductions to the coverage levels provided under the Plan.)

IMPORTANT DATES

February 26 — nominations period opens at noon

February 27 — election  info session 1
11:30am to 1:00pm, Library corridor
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!

March 6 — election  info session 2
11:30am to 1:00pm, Library corridor
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!

March 8 — nomination period closes at 12:00pm
Nominees must submit completed nomination packages to cro@csu.bc.ca or in the CSU Members Centre (Library 195) by this time. Nominations received after this time will not be accepted.

March 9 — candidate orientation session
3:00pm, Library 185
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.

March 8 — campaign period begins
Before campaigning, you must attend the mandatory candidate orientation meeting, at which time you will receive a copy of the candidate’s handbook, which will provide detailed information regarding campaign rules.

March 13 — candidates forum 1
12:00pm in CSU Members Centre (LB 195)

March 15 — candidates forum 2
12:00pm in CSU Members Centre (LB 195)

March 20 — polling period begins
Students can vote online at csu.bc.ca/vote starting at 8:00am. 

March 23 — polling period closes
Students can cast their votes online until 5:00pm.

March 23 — ballot counting
Ballot counting begins at 5:00pm in Dogwood 114

March 23 — unofficial results announced

PAST ELECTION REPORTS

CONTACT

Ron LauferChief Returning Officer
The chief returning officer (CRO) is in charge of CSU elections and by-elections. Contact him with any election-related questions, comments, or complaints.
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