The General Election is held every year, beginning in February, allowing a new body of elected officials to represent the undergraduate student population that the UWSA serves. If you’re interested in running for a position, read all the information on this page and the 2021 General Election page when it is available in February, download the required nomination package designated for the position you’re looking to run for, complete every form, and hand it in to the UWSA office (see dates for Nomination Period). If you have more questions, you can contact the Chief Returning Officer of the UWSA.
The By-Election is held every year, beginning in September, to fill open elected positions.
A link to vote will be available on election day.
The ability to vote is a right that many have bravely sought to secure. Voting is an integral part of having a voice on your campus. By deciding to become an active participant in a campus-wide election that directly impacts your student experience, you end up learning a lot about the power dynamics of a university’s democratic process. Also, by voting, you hold those who do run for office accountable, by selecting the candidate you believe can not only bring the best ideas to the campus but more importantly, who can follow through on them. The benefits of voting are countless!
UWSA elections are governed by the UWSA Elections Policy:
View Elections Policy Here (or browse: Governance > Important Documents > Elections Policy)
The UWSA Elections is managed, administered and enforced by the Chief Returning Officer (CRO). If you have any questions regarding the election please contact:
Chief Returning Officer (CRO)
UWSA Office – Student Centre Room 235
519- 253-3000 ext.4554
Get Involved! The members of the UWSA Board of Directors are students who are elected by UWSA members every year. The Board of Directors work and fight for student interests and are the decision-making body of the UWSA. Make sure to vote for the candidate you want to represent you or run in the election yourself!
Please take some time to review the Important Documents relating to UWSA Elections. In particular, the UWSA Elections Policies and the UWSA Referendum Policy will be very helpful in answering any questions regarding elections and referendums.