MSU Presidential Election and Referendum 2018

January 15, 2018 at 09:00 am

The campaign period for the MSU Presidential Election has officially begun. Polling will open online January 23, 2018 at 9:00AM, and both campaigning and polling will end January 25, 2018 at 5PM.

The 2018 MSU presidential candidates are:

Muhammed Aydin
Lindsay D'Souza
Ikram Farah
Rabeena Obaidullah
Kyle Pinheiro
Kirstin Webb
Connor Wong

More information about the candidates and their individual platforms can be accessed here

When the voting period commences, a link to the online voting system will be sent via McMaster email to all full-time undergraduate students. The Presidential Election uses a preferential ballot, where voters rank candidates by order of preference, selecting as many or as few candidates as they wish.

The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chief spokesperson of the MSU. They are elected annually during an at-large election for a one-year term by full-time McMaster undergraduates, as outlined by the procedures in the MSU Constitution and Bylaw 10. The elected candidate will hold office from May 1 until April 30 of the following year. During their time in office, the President is a voting member of the Student Representative Assembly, the Executive Board, as well as an ex-officio member of all other MSU committees. Moreover, the President represents the MSU to the University, Hamilton community, in addition to local, provincial, and national governments and organizations.

Meet the candidates at the MSU Presidential Candidate Meet & Greet at TwelvEighty on Monday, January 15 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. This event is an opportunity for students to ask questions in order to get to know the candidates with the goal of making an informed vote. There will be free food available for those in attendance.

In addition, the Presidential Debate will occur on Thursday, January 18 from 4:00PM - 6:30PM in MUSC Atrium. Come out to this annual event to see this year’s candidates debate live and answer captivating questions.

Concurrently to the Presidential Election, all full-time undergraduate students will be asked to vote in a referendum concerning the current OPIRG fee. The question, as it will appear on the ballot is available here.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Chloe Deraiche and Sarah Figueiredo
Chief Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer /
905-525-9140 ext. 24118



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