How to Apply

How do I run for a position and what are the correct procedures?

These are the following CUS Board of Directors positions:

  • Year 1 Representative
  • Year 2 Representative
  • Year 3 Representative
  • Year 4 Representative
  • AMS Representative
  • Student Senator
  • Ombudsperson
  • President

But how do I get this amazing position?

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

1) Nominations

The 2020-2021 CUS General Election Information Session date is TBA. The Elections Committee will explain the election process and send out CUS nomination forms. If you are unable to make it, you will still be able to access the PDF of the information slides on this page. You will also need to fill out the nomination form.

You will need 20 endorsements/signatures from your fellow students requiring their names and year status (same year you are in) on the online form.

Remember: Students can only nominate two other people to run! It is your duty to inform this to students that are nominating you.

2) Platform, posters and emailing information

Write a 150-250 word platform for the CUS Elections Website. This will usually be a few sentences about yourself, with the remainder about why you want to run and win the election. You will also need to send in a picture of yourself, minimum of 800px by 800px.

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 is TBA. 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 finished, 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 their vote will be yours. You’ll be putting posters up in the permitted areas around Henry Angus and doing what you can to win votes (when in school)!

There will be an All-Candidates Forum. This is where all of the candidates will face a friendly debate-style/coffee chat setting where the Elections Committee will ask questions about the CUS 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 information on all of the CUS positions here.