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DSU General Elections 2020

All Dalhousie Student Union members (all Dalhousie students that pay DSU fees) can vote and run in the DSU General Election for the positions of the executive and some Council representatives. 

The Executive Team

The executive carries out the objectives of our Union, as determined by Council. The five executive positions are:

  • President
  • Vice-President Internal
  • Vice-President Finance & Operations
  • Vice-President Academic & External
  • Vice-President Student Life

Council Representatives

Council Representatives are responsible for consulting with their respective constituents and representing their collective voice at Council. There are 12 faculty representatives, 6 community representatives, and two Board of Governor’s representatives. For more information on elected positions at the DSU, click here.

Elections Timeline

Council approved the 2020 Elections Timeline on January 26. Review the timeline here.

How do I run in the election?

To run in the election, you can simply fill-out the Election Forms (found here) and submit it to the Chief Returning Officer ( between February 9 - 15th, 2020. Those considering running for a position are advised to read the following:

How do I run a referendum?

Referendum are questions on the ballot that introduce a new fee or fee increase to students. Those interested in running a referendum must first get a petition containing signatures of at least 10% of the members to which the levy would apply. Contact the CRO for more information. Petitions are due to the CRO by February 11th, 2020. Those considering running a referendum are advised to read the following:


All questions, concerns, appeals, and feedback can be brought forward to Chief Returning Officer at