FAQ

FAQ 2017-11-30T16:32:33+00:00

Do you consider yourself a leader? Do you have a vision that you would like to implement for students? Would you like to leave an impact on campus? If you answered yes to any of these questions then becoming a candidate in the next SFUO election is a wise choice.

You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a particular position such as the Executive, Board of Administration and BOG other positions by referring to the appropriate SFUO documentation.

The elections will take place according the timeline outlined on Appendix A throughout the school year. The date will be announced by Elections SFUO and will be made available through SFUO’s online platform.

Any person is eligible to run in an election as a candidate if the requirements of SFUO constitution by-law 3 are met. This includes being 18 or older on the first day of your mandate among other requirements outlined in the SFUO constitution.

Any person is eligible to run in an election as a candidate if the requirements of SFUO constitution by-law 3 are met. This includes being 18 or older on the first day of your mandate among other requirements outlined in the SFUO constitution.

Any member wishing to become a candidate in the general, special or by – elections shall submit alongside their nomination a statement of understanding, which states that they have read and understood the Constitution, the Electoral Regulations; that they understand that they will be subject to sanctions imposed by Elections SFUO; and that they intend to remain a Member of the Student Federation throughout their term in office.

For more details regarding the requirements for candidacy such as seeking signatures, bilingualism, limitations, and more – please refer to the electoral regulations. .

The Chief Electoral Officer shall designate a specific period in which campaigning is permitted. During this campaign period candidates can announce their platform through a variety of different methods such as classroom presentations, posters around campus, social media, etc.

All candidates and Referendum committees are entitled to submit a picture, platform, and up to two hyperlinks to appear on Elections SFUO and/or on the Student Federation website at the start of the Campaign Period, provided that they are submitted no later than the time and date stipulated in Appendix A. The platform shall be fully bilingual and shall not exceed 250 words in both languages. The platforms shall be made available, as is, through Elections SFUO and/or on the Student Federation.

If you have any questions or concerns related to any aspect of your campaign, please direct your questions to the Chief Electoral Officer through the contact usform. The team is ready to assist you with requests.

In order to level the playing field for all candidates in an election there are limits on the maximum amount of funds that can be used for a campaign.

Depending on the position you are running for in the election, the maximum amount of funds you can put towards your campaign will vary. All amounts are in Canadian dollars:

  • Executive candidates can spend up to $300
  • BOA candidates can spend up to $100
  • Senate candidates can spend up to $100
  • BOG candidates can spend up to $100
  • Referendum Committees can spend up to $300

Please refer to the electoral regulations on how to file your campaign expenses correctly.

Yes, candidates can receive donations of goods and services for their campaigns. These donations must be declared at their Fair Market Value. Donations cannot exceed the maximum campaign expenses limit outlined in the Electoral Regulations.

Regulations

1 Creation Of The Independent Agency
2 Nominations And Candidacy
3 REFERENDA
4 campaign expenses
5 Campaigning guidelines
6 Elections And Referenda logistics
7 Conduct
8 Penalties