Senate By-Election

By-election voting September 24-30

It’s time to have your say on who will represent your voice at Waterloo. Check out days to vote and learn about your candidates to make an informed decision in this Student's Council and Senate by-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 CRO or the Secretary of the Corporation for any questions we didn’t answer on this page!

Key dates anchor

Important Dates:

Nomination Period
Sept 15-21

Interim Period
Sept 22-23

Campaign Period
Sept 24-30

Voting Days 
Sept 24-30

Open Positions


Math – 1 year (until end of April 2021)
Science – 2 years (until end of April 2022)

Students' Council

Renison (1)
Science (1)
Math (1)


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

Results announcement

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


Represent Waterloo undergrads as a WUSA ExecutiveStudents' 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