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!

Vote Feb 4-6!

It’s time to have your say on who will represent your voice at Waterloo. Check out events, ways and days to vote, and learn about your candidates to make an informed decision in this year’s WUSA Elections.

 

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.

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

Events

candidate reddit ama

Candidate AMA
Jan 29 // 10 am – midnight
 

popcorn and politics - the executive debate

Popcorn & Politics: Exec Debate
Feb 3 // 5 pm – 7:30 pm
SLC Lower Atrium

elections vote

Voting Days
Feb 4 – 6 // 12 am – 11:59 pm
vote.wusa.ca

Results announcement

Results Announcement
Feb 7 // 10:30 am – 12 pm
SLC Great Hall

Nominations

Nominations have closed for the WUSA 2020 annual Elections.

If you’re interested in running for an unclaimed position, or want to know more about the nominations process to run in an election next year, check out everything you need to know all in one place on our nominations page.

WUSA NOMINATIONS

Candidates

Learn about your candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Review each race to see a list of whose 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 vote.wusa.ca; 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.

vote.wusa.ca

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