Spring 2024: By-Election

The Unofficial Results are in!

See below for the unofficial results of our Spring By-Election.


CSA President: Quorum Met There were four candidates for the position of CSA President: Hartej Singh, Nate Broughton, Adam Ratkowski, Varnika Karavadi 2282 votes (10.21%) were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Hartej Singh (In favor of the candidate): 816
  • Adam Ratkowski (In favor of the candidate): 521
  • Nate Broughton (In favor of the candidate): 473
  • Varnika Karavadi (In favor of the candidate): 342
  • Decline: 130

Hartej Singh has been elected as CSA President.


Vice President, Academic: Quorum Met There was one candidate for the position of Vice President, Academic: Bawneet Singh. 2282 (10.21%) votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Yes (In favor of the candidate): 1753
  • No (Not in favor of the candidate): 156
  • Decline: 373

Bawneet Singh has been elected as Vice-President Academic.


Vice President, Student Experience: Quorum Met. There were two candidates for the position of Vice President, Student Experience: Simran Kalra and Manahil Zaid. 2282 (10.21%) votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Simran Kalra (In favor of the candidate): 861
  • Manahil Zaid (In favor of the candidate): 541
  • Max Mancuso (Disqualified): 526
  • Decline: 354

Simran Kalra has been elected as Vice-President Student Experience.


Vice President, External: Quorum Met There was one candidate for the position of Vice President, External: Natalie Wilkinson. 2282 (10.21%) votes were cast. The results are as follows:

  • Yes (In favor of the candidate): 1726
  • No (Not in favor of the candidate): 178
  • Decline: 378

Natalie Wilkinson has been elected as Vice-President External.


Candidate Update: Wednesday, April 10th
Based on violations of the CSA Electoral Policy, the VP Student Experience candidate Max Mancuso, has been disqualified. Votes for the candidate will count towards quorum but cannot be recast. Pending appeals, if applicable. 

CSA Spring 2024 By-Election 

As we did not hit Executive quorum in our recently concluded Winter 2024 General Elections, we are having a Spring By-Election to specifically fill Executive positions to ensure students get their choice in who represents, advocates, and works for them! Our Bylaw dictates that we must have a Spring By-Election when the Winter General Election doesn't hit the 10% quorum, so the nomination period is open again!

If you have any questions related to the election process, you can email the csacro@uoguelph.ca, or check out the listed office hours below for our Elections Office Team. 

Quorum Update - Monday, April 15th
1,708 total responses with 68 invalid, 1,640 valid votes which is 7.34% quorum.

Quorum Update - Thursday, April 11th
1545 total responses with 60 invalid, 1485 valid votes which is 6.64% quorum.

Quorum Update - Tuesday, April 9th
1285 total responses with 48 invalid, 1237 valid votes which is 5.53% quorum.

Voting is Now Open! 

Click here to access the ballot for the Spring 2024 By-Election and cast your vote for who will represent you as CSA Executives for the 2024-2025 academic year! Check out the candidate bios at this link to learn more about the candidates and make an informed choice!

Spring 2024 By-Election Schedule

Nomination Period Thursday, March 21, 2024 to Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 5pm
All-Candidate's Meeting TBD
Promotional Preparation Period Friday, March 29, 2024 to Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Voting Period Wednesday, April 3, 2024 to Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59pm
Voting Period Extension (if required) Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11:59pm
Ratification of New Members TBD

Hybrid Polling Stations 

For the Spring 2024 By-Election, the CSA will be holding hybrid in-person polling stations in locations on campus where students can find out more information about the election and how to vote. Check out the locations below.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024  

Branion Plaza     

10:00am to 4:00pm  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

UC Courtyard

10:00am to 4:00pm 

Friday, April 5, 2024

UC Courtyard

10:00am to 4:00pm 

Monday, April 8, 2024

UC Courtyard

10:00am to 4:00pm 

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


The following positions are available for candidates in the CSA Spring 2024 By-Election: 

  • CSA President (1 vacancy)
  • Vice President Student Experience (1 vacancy)
  • Vice President Academic (1 vacancy)
  • Vice President External (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:
Thursday, April 18th, 2024 1:17 PM