Referendum Questions are Your Rights! Presenting and voting on referendum questions is one way that CSA members can be involved with democratic decision-making at the CSA. 

Information on past referendums can be found here in the CSA Elections Archive. 

What is a Referendum Question?  

A referendum is a question that is voted on during a General or By-Election by CSA members. It may result in the adoption of a new policy or fee increase. The CSA Elections Office accepts referendum questions during the Fall Semester.

Information on the rules for Referendum Campaigns can be found here in the CSA Electoral Policy. 

Referendum teams may begin petitioning for signatures only when they have received final approval from the CSA's Standing Referendum Committee. The referendum team must have the Petition Signature Form with signatures from 10% of the applicable membership verified by the Elections Office for final ratification by the CSA Board of Directors. Following this, there will be a campaign period that coincides with the CSA elections campaigning period, with the same final days being the online voting period via Gryph Mail.

How Do I Submit a Referendum Question?

Please note that referendum submissions for the CSA Winter 2023 General Election are now closed. For further information about CSA referendums, contact the Chief Returning Officer at 

Complete and submit the Referendum Question Submission Form, as attached at the bottom of the page, to the Chief Returning Officer via email: The submission will be brought to the Standing Referendum Committee (SRC) for approval. Your team will then be provided a Petition Signatures Form to collect the required signatures for final approval from the CSA Board of Directors. 

2022 - 2023 Referendum Timeline 


Key Date 

  Deadline to submit Referendum Questions 

  Friday, Dec 2, 2022 (by 4:00 pm) 
  (last day of classes)

 Signature Forms due

  Friday, February 3, 2023

  Ratification of Referendum Questions 

  Wednesday, February 15, 2023

  All-Candidates Meeting   



  Monday, February 27, to Friday, March 10, 2023


  Monday, March 6, to Friday March 10, 2023



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Thursday, December 15th, 2022 1:37 PM