ELECTION DATES AND DEADLINES

NOMINATION PERIOD

NOMINATIONS OPEN
Tuesday, September 7 at noon
Prospective nominees must submit their nomination package by the end of this period.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Thursday September 9 at noon (videoconference link)
Tuesday, September 14 at noon (videoconference link)
Need more information about the CSU and the role and responsibilities of being a board member before you decide to run? Come to an information session to learn more about the CSU and to have all your questions answered.

EARLY NOMINATION PACKAGE REVIEW DEADLINE
Friday, September 17 at noon
Prospective nominees may submit their completed nomination package by this date if they would like the elections administrator to review it before the deadline.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE
Wednesday, September 22 at noon
Prospective nominees must submit a candidate declaration form and collect at least 10 nominations (at least two signatures for those running for Sunshine Coast representative) from students to the elections administrator by this time.

CANDIDATE ORIENTATION
Thursday, September 23 at noon (videoconference link)
All candidates are required to attend this candidate orientation meeting prior to campaigning. The elections administrator 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 elections administrator directly to arrange an alternate meeting time.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

CAMPAIGN PERIOD BEGINS
Thursday, September 23 
(only after mandatory candidate orientation session)
Before campaigning, you must attend a mandatory candidate orientation session, at which time candidates will be given an overview of CSU election rules (please note that candidates are expected to know and abide by all campaign rules as described in the CSU’s elections policy and elections procedures.

CANDIDATE FORUM
Tuesday, September 28 at noon (videoconference link)
Wednesday, September 29 at noon (videoconference link)
Candidates forums offer an opportunity for candidates to speak to students about their goals and visions for their work at the CSU. Attendees members may also ask candidates questions. While attendance at the forum is not mandatory, candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.

POLLING
Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00am to Thursday, October 7 at 5:00pm
Ballots will be sent to students’ @my.capilanou.ca emails.

ELECTION RESULTS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Votes will be tabulated using the online voting platform and unofficial results will be announced at csuvotes.simplyvoting.com on the evening of October 7.

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

EXPENSE REPORT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Sunday, October 10 at 5:00pm
An electronic expense can be submitted electronically using the online form.

ELECTED TERM
The elected term runs from mid-October 2021 to May 31, 2022.