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DSU General Elections 2019

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. In addition, members vote in referenda.

Students who would like to volunteer and help promote the election can fill out this form

Important note: Nomination forms are due on Feb 16 and the Candidate Questionnaire is due on the day prior to the commencement of the Campaign Period on Feb 28. Please ensure you have provided Nathan Little (DSU CRO - dsucro@dal.ca) these materials in order to be eligible for the 2019 Election.

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.

The following Community Representative positions will appear in the General Election:

  • Black Students
  • Women Students
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Residence Students

The following Faculty Representative positions will appear in the General Election:

  • Science
  • Management
  • Dentistry
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Health Professions
  • Computer Science

All other Community Representative and Faculty Representative positions are being appointed by their representative society. Please forward any questions to Nathan Little, DSU CRO at dsucro@dal.ca
 

Elections Timeline

Council approved the 2019 Elections Timeline on January 16. 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, Nathan Little (dsucro@dal.ca) between February 10-16th. 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 Feb 10. Those considering running a referendum are advised to read the following:

Contact

All questions, concerns, appeals, and feedback can be brought forward to Chief Returning Officer, Nathan Little, at dsucro@dal.ca.

 

2018 DSU Elections Results.pdf