Information for Voters
The SU Elections Office is the independent, impartial office responsible for conducting SU elections, plebiscites, and referenda. We report directly to Students' Council.
1. 2017 Executive Committee & Board of Governors Election
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 & Thursday, March 9, 2017
Decide whom you’ll cast your vote for during the campaign period leading up to the election by following the campaigns and attending the forums.
A number of election forums will be taking place and are listed below:
Tues, Feb. 28th - 5:00pm ECHA L1-490
SUBstage Forum #1
Wed, Mar. 1 - 12:00pm
SUBstage Forum #2
Thurs, Mar. 2 - 12:30pm
Campus St-Jean Forum
Fri, Mar. 3 - 12:00pm Pavillion McMahon
Myer Horowitz Forum
Mon, Mar. 6 - 12:00pm Myer Horowitz Theatre
Mon, Mar. 6 - 6:00pm Wahkotowin Lodge, Main Forum Building Basement
Tues, Mar. 7 - 5:00pm Lister Cafeteria
2. 2017 Students' Council & General Faculties Council Election
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Where Do I Vote?
All voting will take place online. The online voting system can be accessed using your personal computer; When voting you will be required to enter your CCID and password along with your Student ID number in order to cast your ballot.
To vote online from your personal computer please visit www.su.ualberta.ca/vote and follow the instructions listed below.
To be eligible to vote in any SU election, plebiscite, or referendum you must, at the time of voting:
Be a current undergraduate student at the University of Alberta taking at least one course for credit.
Have paid your Students' Union membership fees in full (if you are unsure you can check your fee assessment on Bear Tracks)
Have an active Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password, along with your student ID number (7-digits on the back of your ONEcard)
All students who meet the above criteria will be eligible to vote in the General Election of the Executive Committee and the Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative.
During SU Students' Council and General Faculties Council elections, students are eligible to vote only in the faculty in which they are registered (ie. Arts students cannot vote for Business councilors).
If you do not have a working CCID, please contact AICT. The Elections Office cannot resolve any CCID-related issues.
How to Vote, Step-by-Step
Visit the SU Elections website: www.su.ualberta.ca/vote. Candidate bios and platform statements will be available here. Please take a minute to review these and ensure that you make an informed decision.
On the voting days, there will be a banner on top of the Elections website, stating “Vote Online.” When you’re ready to cast your ballot, click the banner.
Click on the link that states “Vote Online.” Enter your CCID and password. On the next screen, enter your student ID number.
Mark your ballot. Remember, you may vote for as many or as few candidates as you like but you must start at “1” and cannot skip any numbers. Please note that you can only mark one candidate in each ranking. For more information on Preferential Ballots please scroll down.
After you submit your ballot, the system will ask you to confirm your choices. Double-check to ensure you marked your ballot correctly.
The voting system will confirm that your ballot was submitted.
You will then have the option to vote in any plebiscites and referenda as well as for the APIRG Board.
How Does a Preferential Ballot Work?
A preferential ballot allows you to rank the candidates for a given position based on your preferences. Your first choice for the position should be marked with a 1, your second choice with a 2, and so on.
For each race there is also a “None of the Above” option, which can be ranked in the same way you would a candidate. Candidates ranked below the “None of the Above” option will not be eligible to take office. In races where a joke candidate wins a seat, that seat will be considered vacant. In each race, please rank each candidate according to your preference by filling in the appropriate ranking circle for him/her.
Voters have a maximum of ten minutes per screen to cast their votes. For security reasons, the voting system WILL NOT accept electronic ballots that require more than one minute to cast.
This will be indicated if the system doesn’t provide confirmation of your vote, and instead asks for your student ID number again. You will still be eligible to cast your vote. Enter your student ID number, and cast your ballot in less than one minute. If the system accepts your ballot, it will ask you to confirm your choices. After you confirm, the system will state that your ballot has been submitted.
If you have any questions about the voting process of your eligibility to vote please contact the Chief Returning Officer at email@example.com
Students' Union Elections Office
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW