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Each year, Western’s campus comes alive with student pride and ideas for the future during the Spring Election. From Faculty Presidents to your Student Executive, the undergraduate student body gathers to cast their vote to elect the new USC in February. Are you a student looking for information about candidates and the voting process? Please visit uscelections.ca. If you are a candidate, or thinking of running, please review the documents below:

By-law #2: Elections By-law
The rules and regulations that both the candidates and Elections Committee must abide by.

Elections Governance Committee Terms of Reference
Composition and mandate of the Elections Governance Committee.

Elections Governance Committee Campaign Finance Procedure
Processes for both candidates and the Elections Governance Committee involving campaign finances.

Processes for developing the ballot for the fall and spring elections.

Elections Governance Committee Nominations Procedure
Process for candidates to complete a Nomination Form for a USC Election.

Elections Rules and Violations Policy
Outlines rules candidates must follow.

Elections Violations Procedure
Outlines the proper procedures for receiving, processing, reviewing, and publicizing the results of violations.

Elections Referendum Policy
Outlines steps for including a referendum question in an election.

Elections Policy on Dual Degree Students
Processes for running or voting in two different faculties.

Registered Interest Party Procedure
This procedure serves to indicate how a registered interest party is formed to campaign in a referendum.

Spending Limits
Candidates will be provided with an expense tracking sheet; they will be expected to submit the expense tracking sheet and supporting documentation (receipts) to the EGC by 4:00 pm on February 5th, 2024.

Please note that candidates and their campaign teams are responsible for reading and following the elections bylaws, policies, and procedures. If you have questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer at cro@westernusc.ca

Nomination Forms
Nomination Forms are now available.

We take the integrity of our elections seriously, and expect all candidates to abide by the rules and regulations.  If you have any concerns about the conduct of a campaign, please let us know by submitting a violation notice below.

All candidates are required to use the expense tracker to track campaign expenses and be eligible for reimbursements. Original receipts must be submitted for each expense. Please ensure to submit the tracking sheets and original receipts by October 17th, 2023 @ 4pm.

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