MSU Presidential Election 2020


The MSU President is elected annually by the MSU membership as outlined by the procedures in the MSU Constitution and Bylaw 10. The elected candidate will hold office from May 1st to April 30th. The President may carry a course load of not more than three (3) units per academic term. This course load restriction may be waived by a two-thirds majority vote of the SRA.

The President is to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Spokesperson for the McMaster Students Union and be a voting member of the SRA, the Executive Board, and an ex-officio member of all other MSU committees. As well, the President will chair the Executive Board, Board of Directors and the Presidents' Council. Furthermore, the President will represent the MSU to the University Administration, Hamilton community as well as local, provincial, and national governments and organizations.

Important Dates

Nomination Period: December 2, 2019 - January 15, 2020 | Closing at 5 PM

All Candidates Meeting: January 15, 2020 | Location TBD @ 6-7 PM 

Campaigning Period: January 19, 2020 - January 30, 2020  | Starting at 12 PM

Presidential Meet & Greet: January 21, 2020 6 PM - 8 PM | TwelvEighty

Candidate Debate: January 23, 2020 3 PM - 5 PM | MUSC Atrium

Polling Date(s): January 28, 2020 - January 30, 2020 | Ending at 5 PM


To be nominated, please read over the package carefully and return the completed Nomination Package to the McMaster Students Union Office (MUSC 201) by January 15th at 5 PM.

The Expense Declaration Sheet must be completed in full and handed in by 12 PM on January 29th.

The Nomination Package can be found by clicking the links below, or by visiting the McMaster Students Union Office (MUSC 201). 

Word document versions of the above documents are available upon request - please email elections_dro@msu.mcmaster.ca

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