Information for Voters
2020 General Election
Voting for the 2020 Students' Council and General Faculties Council Election General Election will take place between 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 4th and 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th.
Decide who you’ll cast your vote for during the campaign period leading up to the election by following the campaigns on social media and chatting with candidates.
Live streams of the forums can be found on the UASU Elections Facebook page! Like the page to receive updates when we go live.
Monday, February 24 @ 17:00 – Residence Forum Location: The Marina, Lister Centre
Wednesday, February 26 @ 12:00 – SUBstage Forum #1 Location: Main Floor, Students’ Union Building
Wednesday, February 26 @ 17:00 – Augustana Forum Location: Wahkohtowin Lodge, Augustana Campus
Thursday, February 27 @ 12:00 – SUBstage Forum #2 Location: Main Floor, Students’ Union Building
Friday, February 28 @ 12:00 – Campus Saint-Jean Forum Location: Student Lounge & Cafeteria, Pavillon McMahon, CSJ Campus
Monday, March 2 @ 12:00 – “Myer Horowitz” Forum, at the Atrium Location: SUB Lower Level Atrium
Where Do I Vote?
All voting will take place online. The online voting system can be accessed using a phone or computer; When voting you will be required to enter your CCID and password along with your Student ID number in order to cast your ballot.
To vote online please visit www.su.ualberta.ca/vote and follow the instructions listed below.
To be eligible to vote in any SU election, plebiscite, or referendum you must, at the time of voting:
Be a current undergraduate student at the University of Alberta taking at least one course for credit.
Have paid your Students' Union membership fees in full (if you are unsure you can check your fee assessment on Bear Tracks)
Have an active Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password, along with your student ID number
All students who meet the above criteria will be eligible to vote in the General Election of the Executive Committee and the Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative.
During SU Students' Council and General Faculties Council elections, students are eligible to vote only in the faculty in which they are registered (ie. Arts students cannot vote for Business councilors).
If you do not have a working CCID, please contact AICT. The Elections Office cannot resolve any CCID-related issues.
How to Vote, Step-by-Step
Visit the SU Elections website: www.su.ualberta.ca/vote. Candidate bios and platform statements will be available here. Please take a minute to review these and ensure that you make an informed decision.
On the voting days, there will be a banner on top of the Students' Union website, stating “Vote Online.” When you’re ready to cast your ballot, click the banner.
Click on the link that states “Vote Online.” Enter your CCID and password. On the next screen, enter your student ID number.
Mark your ballot. Remember, you may vote for as many or as few candidates as you like but you must start at “1” and cannot skip any numbers. Please note that you can only mark one candidate in each ranking. For more information on Preferential Ballots please scroll down.
After you submit your ballot, the system will ask you to confirm your choices. Double-check to ensure you marked your ballot correctly.
The voting system will confirm that your ballot was submitted.
You will then have the option to vote in any plebiscites and referenda as well as for the APIRG Board.
How Does a Preferential Ballot Work?
A preferential ballot allows you to rank the candidates for a given position based on your preferences. Your first choice for the position should be marked with a 1, your second choice with a 2, and so on.
For each race there is also a “None of the Above” option, which can be ranked in the same way you would a candidate. Candidates ranked below the “None of the Above” option will not be eligible to take office. In races where a joke candidate wins a seat, that seat will be considered vacant. In each race, please rank each candidate according to your preference by filling in the appropriate ranking circle for him/her.
If you have any questions about the voting process of your eligibility to vote please contact the Chief Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students' Union Elections Office
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW