Senate By-Election

Are you the next student leader?

Take the first step in representing the voice of Waterloo undergrads. Nominations open October 23 for the annual WUSA elections.

WUSA Nominations!


Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is your undergraduate student union, run by students, for students. Every winter term you get to vote for your student representatives for the following year, including your four WUSA Executive and Student Councillors. WUSA also hosts the election for your student representatives on University's Senate Opens.

Feel free to reach out to your WUSA President for any questions we didn’t answer on this page!

Key dates anchor

Important Dates:

Nomination Period
Oct 23 –  Jan 23 (closes at 4 p.m.)

All Candidates Meeting
Jan 23 at 6 p.m. in the SLC Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Interim Period
Jan 24 – 27

Campaign Period
Jan 28 – Feb 6

Voting Days 
Feb 4 – 6
Voting opens online at 12 a.m. on Feb 4 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Feb 6.

Feb 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the SLC Great Hall
Results will be shared online following the event.


Represent Waterloo undergrads as a WUSA Executive, Students' Councillor, or on Waterloo's Senate.

Everything you need to know about nominations, all in one place!



Learn about your candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Come back during the campaign period to review each race to see a list of who’s running and what they're running for.

    Voting Information

    Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we’ve made voting simple.

    • During the voting period, you can vote online at; or
    • Vote inperson at one of our on-campus polling stations (we’ll be sure to let you know where those are before voting opens!); your faculty society office may also be offering in-person voting options throughout voting days.

    We use a ranked voting system for a fair and more representative election.

    Allegations & Appeals

    An Allegation is an accusation made that a candidate has done something wrong during the Election period. Allegations are in place to ensure that procedures are being followed and the election is fair. Candidates are disqualified if they reach 11 points - check out point values in Elections & Referenda Procedures in the WUSA library.

    Appeals are requests from the alleged to change the Elections and Referenda Officer’s (ERO) official decision.

    Find violation complaint and appeal forms, and view allegations on the Allegations & Appeals page, during active elections and/or referendums.

    Allegations & Appeals