Frequently Asked Questions

What happens with vacant positions?
A by-election will be held in Fall 2021 (September / October). For more information, please contact the Policy & Transition Manager at

Can you be a CSA Director at the same time that you are sitting on a CSA Club's Executive Team?  

Is postering during elections permitted? 
Physical posters on campus will not be permitted during elections until COVID restrictions are lifted. We recommend the use of various social media platforms and digital campaign material. 

Which social media platforms are permitted for campaigning? 
All social media platforms are permitted (see social media guidelines in Campaign Package), all social media accounts must be declared to the Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) via email.  

How will candidates obtain signatures for the W21 election? 
Signatures are obtained using fillable pdf forms available from the Chief Returning Officer ( Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free here.

How do I nominate myself?
To nominate yourself, you must download the appropriate nominations document from the CSA website, fill it out and email it to us!  

How many signatures do I need to be nominated? 
For Executive positions, you will need to acquire 50 signatures of U of G undergraduate students. If you are running for a Director position, you need to acquire 10 signatures of U of G undergraduate students from your college. 

I will be taking 1.5 credits next year, am I able to run in the election? 
At this time, you are not able to run in the election if you are registered for more than 1.00 credit. The CSA's Bylaw 1 - Organizational, Section 5.4.2. currently limits Executive members to 'being enrolled in no more than 1.00 credit per semester'. This policy is under review by the Policy & Bylaw Review Committee (PBRC), however the limitation of no more than 1.00 credit per semester is in effect until review is complete and Board of Directors' approval is granted if a revision is proposed by the PBRC. 

Are campaign volunteers allowed? 
You may enlist the help of campaign volunteers to assist with your campaigning. A list of campaign volunteers must be submitted to the Elections Office.

When does the Nominations period begin? 
The nominations period for the Fall 2021 By-Election will be posted here as soon as they are determined.  

When is the voting period? 
The voting period for any elections will be posted on their elections page and our event calendar.

Last Updated:
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 12:03 PM