Fall 2023 By-Election


To read the full CSA Fall 2023 By-Election Report, see the attachment at the bottom of the page. 


The Unofficial Results Are In! 

The following results of the Fall 2023 By-Election are unofficial until ratified by the CSA Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The CSA Board of Directors can only ratify the results to become official following the five day Ballot Audit Period.

Referendum:

The Arboretum Student Engagement Fee (Quorum Met)

5644 votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Yes (In favor of the Referendum): 4615
  • No (Not in favor of the Referendum): 755
  • Decline: 320

The Arboretum Student Engagement Fee Referendum has been passed. 

 

Executive Positions:

Vice President, Student Experience (Quorum Met)

There were two candidates for the position of Vice President, Student Experience: Adam Ratkowski and McKenna Williams. 5644 votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • McKenna Williams (In favor of the candidate): 2457
  • Adam Ratkowski (In favor of the candidate): 1603
  • Decline: 1630

McKenna Williams has been elected as Vice President, Student Experience.

 

Vice President, Academic (Quorum Met)

There was one candidate for the position of Vice President, Academic: Bawneet Singh. 5644 votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Yes (In favor of the candidate): 3572
  • No (Not in favor of the candidate): 379
  • Decline: 1739 

Bawneet Singh has been elected as Vice President, Academic.  

 

Board of Directors

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (Quorum Met)

There was one candidate for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences: Nate Broughton. The results are as follows:

  • Yes (In favor of the candidate): 556
  • No (Not in favor of the candidate): 92
  • Decline: 250

Nate Broughton has been elected as Director at Large for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  

 

Ontario Agricultural College (Quorum Met)

There were two candidates for the Ontario Agricultural College: Hillary Schneider and Bella Litvak. The results are as follows:

  • Bella Litvak (In favor of the candidate): 364
  • Hillary Schneider (In favor of the candidate): 455
  • Decline: 204

Hillary Schneider and Bella Litvak have been elected as Directors at Large for the Ontario Agricultural College.


Fall 2023 By-Election Schedule

General Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 5:00pm to 6pm - Peter Clark Hall, Wing B

Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 10:30am to 11:30am - University Centre, Room 441

Nomination Period Monday, September 18, to Wednesday, September 27, 2023
All-Candidate's Meeting Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 5:30pm, via Microsoft Teams
Promotional Preparation Period Thursday, September 28, to Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Campaign Period Thursday, October 5, to Friday, October 13, 2023
All-Candidate's Forum Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 5:30pm in the UC Courtyard
Voting Period Monday, October 16, to Friday, October 20, 2023
Voting Period Extension (if required) Saturday, October 21, to Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Ratification of New Members Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Hybrid Polling Stations 

For the Fall 2023 By-Election, the CSA will be holding in-person polling stations in locations on campus where students will have access to a device to vote using the online ballot. Other ways to cast your vote include using the link to the ballot provided via email or the QR Code found on the CSA Elections instagram page and other promotional materials online and on-campus. Below are the list of polling stations throughout the voting period. 

 Monday, October 16, 2023                    

 Branion Plaza - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Athletics Entrance - 10:00am to 4:00pm                

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Branion Plaza - 10:00am to 4:00pm

OVC Cafeteria - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

University Centre Courtyard - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Science Complex Atrium - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Branion Plaza - 10:00am to 4:00pm 

OVC Cafeteria - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Friday, October 20, 2023

UC Courtyard - 10:00am to 4:00pm 

Science Complex Atrium - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Voting Extension Stations

 Monday, October 23, 2023                    

University Centre Courtyard - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Mackinnon - 10:00am to 4:00pm                

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

University Centre Courtyard - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Athletics Entrance - 10:00am to 4:00pm                

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

University Centre Courtyard - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Science Complex Atrium - 10:00am to 1:00pm


 

CSA Elections Office Staff

 

Chief Returning Officer (CRO) — William Coleman (he / they)

  • Available at csacro@uoguelph.ca
  • Winter 2024 Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am, and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Or by appointment

 

Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) — Lauren Pyne (she / her)

  • Available at csaaro@uoguelph.ca
  • Winter 2024 Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 11:30am to 1pm, Tuesdays from 10am to 11am & 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Or by appointment

Vacancies 

The following positions are available for candidates in the CSA Fall 2023 By-Election: 

  • Vice President Student Experience (1 vacancy)
  • Vice President Academic (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Arts (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Biological Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - Ontario Agricultural College (2 vacancies) 
  • At-Large Director - Ontario Veterinary College (1 vacancy)

Election Bylaws and Policies

In addition to being familiar with CSA's policies and bylaws before participating in elections, it is important for candidates to review CSA election-related policies. See File attachments below.

Those interested in running for an Executive position should read Policy Appendix A - Executive Portfolios (see below) to help you understand the role. It is also strongly encouraged to contact a current Executive (or past member) and discuss the position responsibilities.

File attachments


Last Updated:
Monday, January 22nd, 2024 4:27 PM