How do I run for a position?

There are the following spots available for the upcoming election for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Second-Year Representative (2)
  • Third Year Representative (2)
  • Fourth Year Representative (2)
  • AMS Representative
  • Senator Ombudsperson
  • President

But how do I get one of these amazing positions?

There are a few key steps that you’ll have to do to make it happen:

1) Nominations

The CUS Fall Elections Information Session will be held on Wednesday, January 10th, in HA 343 @ 6:00pm. The committee will explain the election process and hand out the CUS nomination forms.

In case you are unable to make it to the information session, print out this nomination form and fill it out. You’ll need 20 endorsements/signatures from your fellow students.

Remember: students can only nominate two other people to run for a specific position!

2) Platform, posters and emailing information

Write a 150-250 word platform for the CUS Elections Website. This will usually be a few of sentences about yourself, with the remainder about why you want to win the election. You will also need to send in a picture of yourself.

We will also need you to design posters that you would like to use during the campaigning process (Step 4). These posters are letter (8.5″ x 11″) sized. We will not accept any posters that don’t meet these requirements.

3) The All-Candidates Meeting

This is where you bring your nomination form. The All-Candidates Meeting will take place on Wednesday January 17th in HA 235 @ 6:00pm. Attendance  is mandatory for those who are running! We’ll be covering some very important information about the campaigning and voting period.

4) Campaigning and the All-Candidates Forum

After the All-Candidates Meeting is done, the campaigning period has officially begun! Congrats you are officially a running candidate! This is your time to get out there and let everyone in your year know that you’re running for a position in the CUS and ensure that they’ll be voting for you. You’ll be putting posters up in the permitted areas around Henry Angus and doing what you can to win votes!

All Sauder students are eligible to vote for positions in the election except for certain year rep positions.

There will be an All-Candidates Forum (Wednesday, January 24 in CPA Hall @6:00 pm) This is where all of the candidates will face a debate-style setting where the Elections Committee will ask questions about the CUS and to the candidates. The audience will also be allowed to ask questions as well, so be prepared for anything!

5) Voting period

This is it! This is the time where you have to make sure everyone goes online and votes for you. There are restrictions in place for what exactly you, as a candidate, can and cannot do.

Voting opens shortly after the All-Candidates Forum ends and will remain open for 48 hours.


You can find out more about all of the positions in the CUS here