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Elections Department

The MSU Elections Department works to ensure that all elections held within the MSU are run in a fair and transparent manner.

For general elections inquiries, please contact the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Saad Syed, at elections@msu.mcmaster.ca. For information concerning Promotions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer (DRP), Naomi Pullen, at elections_dro@msu.mcmaster.ca.

Feel free to come see us and ask any questions during our office hours, in the MSU Main Office (MUSC 201).

Saad (CRO): Tuesdays 9:30AM - 10:30PM.
Naomi (DRO): Mondays 2:30AM - 4:00PM, Thursdays 11:30AM - 1:00PM. 

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Proposed Changes to VP, Speaker and Commissioner Elections

March 17, 2015 at 15:04 pm

Please be advised there are proposed changes to OPERATING POLICY 1.9.10.2 - VICE PRESIDENTIAL, SPEAKER AND COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS. Please read on for an explanatory memo, the original operating policy and the proposed changes. 

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2015 SRA General Election Results

March 9, 2015 at 21:27 pm

The votes are in and the results have been ratified. This year saw the highest SRA candidate turn-out since 1973 and the second highest candidate turn-out in MSU history. Also, in comparison to last year, voter turn-out increased across all academic divisions. Click through for the final results.

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Proposed Changes to VP & Speaker Elections

March 3, 2015 at 13:02 pm

Please be advised there are proposed changes to OPERATING POLICY 1.9.10.2 - VICE PRESIDENTIAL & SPEAKER ELECTIONS. Please read on for an explanatory memo, the original operating policy and the proposed changes. 

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SRA Business By-Elections Results

January 23, 2015 at 14:55 pm

Congratulations to Brandon Stegmaier, the new SRA Business Representative! For the full results breakdown, click here.

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SRA Business By-Election: Campaigning Underway

January 19, 2015 at 01:00 am
The SRA Business By-Election is underway!
 
The candidates are:
Brandon Stegmaier
Salonee Tyagi
 
Business students, look to your McMaster emails Jan. 21 & Jan. 22 until 5PM for your link to vote! If you have any trouble with the online voting system please email us at elections@msu.mcmaster.ca.

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SRA Business By-Election: Nominations Open!

January 12, 2015 at 09:50 am
Attention Business students!
 
There is one SRA seat open in the Business caucus, and nominations are open from January 12 until January 16 at 4PM! To nominate yourself just get 15 signatures from MSU members (students taking 18 units or more) in your academic division on your nomination form (below) and bring the nomination form into the MSU Office, MUSC 201, by January 16 at 4PM - easy!
 
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SRA By-Election Results

November 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
The results are in! Congratulations to all candidates who ran in the By-Election, and to the new SRA Nursing Amanda Soukvilay and SRA Health Sciences YiShi Sun.

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SRA HealthSci & Nursing Campaigning & Polling

November 4, 2014 at 13:23 pm

Campaigning is underway for SRA Health Sciences and Nursing! Health Sci and Nursing students, look to your McMaster emails tomorrow at 9AM for your link to vote! Polling will then run until this Thursday at 5PM. If you have any trouble with the online voting system please email us at elections@msu.mcmaster.ca. Click for the list of candidates...

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October By-Election Nominations Now Open!

October 19, 2014 at 19:51 pm

Nominations are now open for one seat in SRA Health Sciences and SRA Nursing...

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2014-2015 First Year Council Results!

October 1, 2014 at 19:10 pm

Polling for First Year Council (FYC) has concluded! Your 2014-2015 FYC is...

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First Year Council - Campaigning & Open Seat!

September 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

And campaigning begins for First Year Council! BUT WAIT - did you miss your chance to nominate yourself? Nominations for Communications Director are STILL OPEN until Tuesday at 5PM! Click HERE for the nomination package and more info. As well, congratulations to Rabeena Obaidulla who has been acclaimed as Vice Chair! The candidates for the other positions are as follows...

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First Year Council Nominations Opening

September 3, 2014 at 09:00 am

Hey Class of 2018, 

With your first year at McMaster just starting up, it's time for First Year Council (FYC) Elections!

There are five positions open:

• Chair
• Vice Chair
• Communications Director
• Advocacy Director
• Events Director

The Nomination Period opens Wednesday, September 3 at 9AM and will run until September 19 at 5PM.

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SRA Generals Nursing Results

March 28, 2014 at 18:47 pm

Voting has now ended and results are in!

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SRA Generals - Nursing

March 25, 2014 at 09:35 am

Good morning McMaster, 

We have two candidates running for one Nursing seat on the SRA!

- Sele Akioyamen
- Zach Zacharewicz 

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SRA Generals Candidates

March 5, 2014 at 20:52 pm

Nomination Period is now closed and we have your candidates for the SRA Generals 2014/2015 election. 

PLEASE NOTE: We will be extending nominations for one SRA Engineering seat until 5pm tomorrow (March 6th, 2014)

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Presidential Candidates

January 17, 2014 at 17:25 pm

The 2014 MSU Presidential Elections candidates are...

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November By-Election Results

November 22, 2013 at 17:57 pm

November By-Elections are now over! We had one seat open in Engineering which was acclaimed to Ehima Osazuwa.

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November By-Election Nominations are Open!

November 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

November By-Elections are here! We have one seat open in Engineering. Nominations will open at noon today (Nov. 18) and run until 5:00pm Friday, November 22.

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October By-Election Results

November 13, 2013 at 17:24 pm

October By-Election Results are here!

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Campaigning is under way!

November 7, 2013 at 13:33 pm

 

 

SRA October By-Elections have started with campaigning running until November 12th, 2013 and voting on November 12th and 13th. Voting instructions will be emailed to your MacID accounts. Make sure to check out the candidates, get informed and vote!

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SRA October By-Election Nominations Closing

November 4, 2013 at 15:47 pm

 

 

Nomination period for October By-Elections close tomorrow, November 5th at 5pm. And for all candidates, there will be a mandatory All-Candidates meeting November 5th at 5pm in the MSU Main Office, MUSC 201. 

We have 5 seats open: 

- 1 Business

- 1 Engineering

- 1 Humanities 

- 2 Kinesiology  

Get your forms and deposits in!

 

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SRA October By-Election

October 28, 2013 at 07:33 am

 

The SRA By-Election is here! 

We have five open seats:

 

  • 2 Kinesiology 
  • 1 Commerce 
  • 1 Engineering
  • 1 Humanities 

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First Year Council Nominations are open!

September 17, 2013 at 11:30 am

Hey Class of 2017, 

Now that you've settled into McMaster and your new home, it's time for First Year Council Elections (FYC)!

Nomination Period opens today, September 17th, and will run until September 30th at 5pm. You can pick up your nomination packages at the MSU main office, MUSC 201 and return it to that same place along with your deposit.

There are five positions open:

• Chair
• Vice Chair
• Communications Director
• Advocacy Director
• Events Director

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SRA Generals Humanities Polling Extension Results

March 18, 2013 at 16:39 pm

Extended polling for Humanities has ended and Tiffany Leslie has won the fourth seat in Humanities. Detailed results follow:

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SRA General Election Results

March 14, 2013 at 19:44 pm

Results are out now for the SRA General Election!

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SRA General Election Turnout

March 14, 2013 at 17:19 pm

Voting has ended for the SRA General Election, turnout numbers inside...

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Nominations open for SRA General Election

February 25, 2013 at 14:46 pm

Nominations are open for the SRA General Election, for all faculties! Forms due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 4.

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David Campbell is President-elect of the McMaster Students Union

January 31, 2013 at 22:30 pm

Presidential results inside!

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Voting for MSU President and Referenda Starts Now

January 29, 2013 at 09:00 am

Click here for more information on Voting in the 2013 Presidentials Elections and Referenda

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Announcing the 2013 MSU Presidential Candidates

January 18, 2013 at 17:17 pm

Click here to see who is running for MSU President!

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MSU Presidentials and Referendum Schedule

January 18, 2013 at 13:44 pm

Presidential Pub Night on January 23, the Presidential Debate January 29 and polling runs from January 29 to January 31!

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SRA January By-Election Nominations Extended

January 17, 2013 at 18:42 pm

Nominations have been extended until Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00 pm for the Engineering by-election.

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Underground extended hours for printing!

January 17, 2013 at 15:28 pm

Underground will stay open until 6:00 pm on Friday, January 18 to accomodate all your printing needs!

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SRA By-Election Results!

November 1, 2012 at 19:47 pm

Click here to see the results!

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SRA Social Sciences By-Election

October 23, 2012 at 19:31 pm

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SRA Engineering and Nursing Acclamations

October 23, 2012 at 19:26 pm

 

The following people have been acclaimed to seats on the SRA:

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Announcing the Electoral Calendar

October 8, 2012 at 21:00 pm

Dates for the by-elections, MSU Presidential election and SRA General Election have been announced...

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First Year Council Election Results!

September 27, 2012 at 20:11 pm

The First Year Council election results are out!

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First Year Council Candidates

September 18, 2012 at 19:20 pm

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First Year Council Nominations Open

September 10, 2012 at 16:16 pm

Apply to run for the FYC by September 18. Five positions available!

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Poll Clerk Applications Open

August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

Are you interested in being a poll clerk for the MSU? Applications are due by September 12 at midnight!

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Electoral Appeal Board Nominations Open

August 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

Want to sit on the EAB for the 2012-13 year? The EAB is the highest level of appeal for MSU elections. 

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