ASU

Acadia Students' Union Elections

Each year, the Acadia Students' Union (ASU) runs a General Election and a Fall By-Election for positions on the Students' Representative Council (SRC).

Below, you will find information regarding the 2021-2022 ASU elections.

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GENERAL ELECTION

HAPPY GENERAL ELECTION SEASON!

We've got an exciting election ahead. See below for important dates and information!

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Executive Roles

  • President (1)
  • Vice President Academic & External (1)
  • Vice President Events & Promotions (1)
  • Vice President Finance & Operations (1)
  • Vice President Student Life (1)

Senators

  • Arts Senator (1)
  • Professional Studies Senator (1)
  • Pure & Applied Science Senator (1)

Representatives

  • Councillor at Large (2)
  • Community Relations Representative (1)
  • Sustainability Representative (1)

*Please note that the Theology Senator and Graduate Studies Senator are elected through their own departments, not the General Election

Find position descriptions and important information HERE

NOMINATION PERIOD:

The nomination period is the timeframe for students who want to run in the election submit their nomination forms. Candidates fill out the General Election nomination form and submit it by the the closing of the nomination period to be considered an eligible candidate in the election.

Nominations Open: February 1st, 2021 at 8:30am

Nominations Close: February 10th, 2021 at 4:30pm

ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS:

The All-Candidates Meeting is a mandatory meeting for all those running in the election prior to the beginning of the campaign period where the CRO and/or DCRO discuss rules, timeline, introduce candidates and answer questions.

Meeting: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 10:00am on Microsoft Teams (link will be provided to all candidates through email)

CAMPAIGNING PERIOD:

The campaigning period is the timeframe for candidates to run a campaign, promote themselves and show the student body what you've got!

Campaigning Begins: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 8:30am

Campaigning Ends: Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 4:30pm

ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE:

The All Candidates Debate is an opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves to the student body, answer formal and informal questions, and share your platform points.

Debate: Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Michener Lounge (SUB) and Livestreamed on Facebook & Instagram

VOTING DAYS:

The Voting Days are the students' opportunity to vote on who they want for each position and vote on any referendums. Voting is done online. Links are sent to all students' emails!

Voting Begins: Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 8:30am

Voting Ends: Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 4:30pm

RESULTS:

Results of the election are announced publicly via email and ASU socials.

2021 Results:

President: Matthew Stanbrook

Vice President Academic & External: Megan Cyr

Vice President Events & Promotions: Tanvi Dabas

Vice President Student Life: Georgia Saleski

Vice President Finance & Operations: Fumiya Kanai

Councillors: Aananya Paatil, Aaron Majid

Community Relations Representative: Sadie McAlear

Sustainability Representative: Seth Maclean

Pure & Applied Science Senator: Lucas Matos

Professional Studies Senator: Chiara Lu

Arts Senator: Fikayo Kayode

REFERENDUMS

 

 

FALL BY-ELECTION

ELECTION COMPLETE: RESULTS

NOMINATION PERIOD: 15th October, 2020 - 19th October, 2020

Candidates fill out the Fall By-Election nomination form and submit it by the the closing of the nomination period to be considered an eligible candidate in the by-election.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

  1. Community Relations Representative
  2. First-Year Representative
  3. Councillor
  4. Councillor

Find position descriptions and important information HERE

REFERENDUM QUESTIONS

Referendum Question 1

Do you wish to change the ASU’s electoral rules so that candidates running unopposed for a Student Representative Council position would be submitted to a Yes/No approval vote amongst student union members? This would remove the system of instant acclamation for unopposed candidates.

Referendum Question 2

Do you support an amendment to Article I Section 4 (h) of the ASU Constitution that would read as follows: A quorum for a general meeting of the Union shall be 2% of the membership of the Union or 100 members of the Union, whichever is larger be added to the Fall 2020 ByElection.

ALL CANDIDATES MEETING:

The All Candidates Meeting is MANDATORY for all candidates. At this meeting, the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) and Deputy Chief Returning Officer (DCRO) will discuss election guidelines, bylaws, rules, answer questions, introduce the candidates and set the foundation for the campaign period.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD: 24th October, 2020 - 4th November, 2020

Please review the BY-LAWS and participate in the All Candidates Meeting to ensure a fair, smooth, and successful election!