Senate By-Election

Fall 2019: Students’ Council by-election for Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, and Environment.


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 [external link].

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
Sept 23 – 27 (closes at 4 p.m.)

Campaign Period
Sept 28 – Oct 10

Voting Period 
Oct 9 (opens at 12:01 a.m.) – Oct 10 (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

Oct 11
Will be announced online.


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

    Voting Information

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

    • During the voting period, you can vote online at; or
    • Vote at one of the on-campus polling stations: check your faculty society office or come to the WUSA offices (SLC room 1116) between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 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