Elections 2017

To vote in this year’s elections, all you will need is your student id (t-card). Poll stations will be open on February 27 & 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. across all three campuses. You can also choose to enter the contest to win one of three great prizes, which are: a pair of headphones, a grocery or a coffee gift card! For more information, please email Scott Surphlis, the Chief Returning Officer, at: cro@utgsu.ca.




UTGSU Elections Cycle

CRO Report

Please click here for the 2016 CRO Report.

Elections 2017 Timeline*

Nomination Period: Friday, January 13 – Friday, January 27
Potential Nomination Extension: Monday, January 30 – Friday, February 03 at 5p.m.
All-Candidates Meeting: Wednesday, February 08 (Time TBD)
Campaign Period Starts: Friday, February 10 at 7p.m.
All-Candidates Debate: Thursday, February 16
Voting Begins: Monday, February 27 at 9a.m.
Voting Ends: Campaigning Ends: Tuesday, February 28 at 5p.m.
Winning Candidates Contacted: Wednesday, March 1 
Results Posted: Monday, March 3

*Please note: all dates are subject to change, with proper notice, at the discretion of the CRO.

Election and Referenda Code

You can find an electronic copy of the Election and Referenda Code here: Election and Referenda Code.


For any questions relating to the 2017 UTGSU elections, please contact the CRO. Stay tuned for the announcement of the CRO upon hiring.

General Information on UTGSU Elections

The elections process pertains to the following subjects of action:

  • Election of the Executive of the Union as due process of the bylaws and policies of the organization.
  • Referenda submitted to the members of the electorate as due process of the bylaws of the organization.

Both elections and referenda are subject to the Elections Code which further details the conduct and operating guidelines governing the elections process. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of our elections, or conduct during an election according to the bylaws, please contact the Chief Returning Officer at cro@utgsu.ca