Students’ Union Elections Arrive

(Credit: Ashlyn Pearce/The Quill)

As of yesterday, February 13th, the first period of nominations has opened for the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) regular elections. Below is a calendar of events in coordination with the elections period.

Feb. 13th-15th: First Nomination Period

Feb. 16th-17th: Second Nomination Period

Feb. 22nd-March 2nd: Campaigning

Feb. 28th: Candidate Debate

Mar. 2nd-3rd: Voting Polls Open

During the first nomination period you may nominate yourself or another student to run for any position (Executive, Director, Senator, Student at Large). You will have to acquire a specified number of signatures from students for your nomination to be accepted. Nomination packages may be picked up at BUSU’s office.

During the second nomination period you may acquire and submit your nomination package, however you may only be nominated for positions which no one was nominated for in the initial period.

Students running for positions will begin campaigning during Reading Week, and continue to do so through until polling begins on March 2nd. A debate where candidates will answer questions from students on their campaign platform will take place on February 28th in SUDS at 12:40pm. Free snacks will be provided to those in attendance.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 22, February 14th, 2017.