Find the answers to all of your questions here!

For students:

Who can run for (Insert position here)?

  • First years can run for Second year representative
  • Second years can run for Third year representative
  • Third years can run for Fourth Year representative
  • Students in any year can run for Senator, Ombudsperson, AMS Rep and President!

I missed the Elections Information Session. Can I still run for a postion?
Heck to the Yeah my politically savvy friend! Check out all of the information here to figure out just exactly what you have to do. Remember if you have any questions, feel free to email Cris and Sanjay at and 

How many people am I allowed to nominate for any position?
You’re allowed to nominate up to two people for any position.

Who am I allowed to vote for?

Similar to the candidates, the voters of a representative position must be of a certain year.

  • First years can vote for Second-year representative
  • Second years can vote for Third-year representative
  • Third years can vote for Fourth-Year representative
  • Students in any year can vote for Senator, Ombudsperson, AMS Rep and President!

How do I even vote?
Voting takes less than a minute! There are a few simple steps that you have to follow:
1. Visit
2. Log in with your UBC CWL username and password
3. Click on the link that directs you to the 2017 CUS Elections voting.
4. Vote!

Voting will be open for 48 hours after the All-Candidates Forum.

What if I don’t want to vote for any of the candidates?
There will be a “No Vote” option on the voting page as well. We hope that you’ve researched all of the candidates before you do this!


For candidates:

Where can I find details about the entire process, start to finish?
You’re looking for the Candidacy Procedures page. You’ll find it all there!

How many posters am I allowed to have?
You are allowed to use a maximum of 20 posters. A maximum of 4 posters are permitted on one bulletin board within the Henry Angus building.

Am I allowed to print my own posters?
For the September 2018 elections, you must have your posters printed through the Elections Committee by emailing your design to us by the date mentioned at the information session to make approval of the posters and reimbursements easier.

Am I allowed to have flyers or handouts?
No. This goes against the Elections Code of Procedure (look for Article 4, Section G, Sub-Section VI) which will result in serious consequences. If you are unsure about anything while campaigning contact the elections committee and we’ll get it sorted out!


Still have an unanswered question? Email the Elections Committees Chairs at and with any questions or concerns you may have with anything related to elections. Whether you’re a candidate running in the elections or a student with a question, let us know!