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CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018
CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018 WRIT OF ELECTION
Whereas pursuant to section ​8.1​ of the CUSA Consolidated Electoral Code Policy (hereafter
referred to as the Electoral Code), the Chief Electoral Officer shall issue a Writ of By-Election to
fill vacancies in seats.
Whereas the positions of ​President, Vice President Internal​, and ​Vice President Student
Services​ remain vacant following the 2018 CUSA General Election.
Whereas pursuant to section 8.4 of the Electoral code By-Elections shall be announced and
scheduled in the same manner as the General Elections.
Be it hereby known that CUSA Elections Office intends to hold elections for the positions below
for the CUSA Council (hereafter referred to as the By-Elections), on​ ​March 21st and March
22nd 2018.
The positions available are:
Carleton University Students’ Association Executives:
President; (​1​) position
Vice-President for Internal; (​1​) position
Vice-President for Student Services; (​1​) position
CUSA Council Constituency Representatives:
Arts & Social Sciences; (​4)​ positions
Public Affairs; (​1​) position
Special Students; (​1​) position
Be it hereby known that ballots cast for Carleton University Students’ Association ​Executives
will be counted under the ​ranked voting system​.
Be it hereby known that ballots cast for CUSA Council ​Constituency Representatives​ will be
counted under the​ First Past the Post System​.
Nada Ibrahim
Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association
CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018
Qualifications:
Pursuant to sections ​12.3 – 12.5 ​of the Electoral Code, all candidates, in order to be eligible for
any of the above mentioned positions, must be undergraduate students eligible to vote in the
constituency in which they are seeking election, and must not be indebted to CUSA.
Furthermore, for CUSA Council positions, nominees must be registered such that, at that time,
they are a bona fide member of that constituency for which they seek election.
Nominations​:
Pursuant to section ​12.2​ of the Electoral Code, the nominations period will begin on
Wednesday March 7th 2018 ​and end​ by 11:59 pm Friday March 9th 2018​, with all
nominations requirements to be submitted to the Elections Office no later than this time.
Nomination forms may be obtained ​as of ​ ​Wednesday March 7th 2018 at 8:00 am at the
CUSA Elections Office (129B University Centre Building).
Validation Period:
Pursuant to sections ​13 ​of the Electoral Code, a maximum of two (​2​) business days occurring
after the end of the Nomination Period and before the Campaign Period shall be known as the
Validation Period. This will be considered a blackout period which will begin on ​Monday March
12th 2018 ​and end ​by 11:59 pm Tuesday March 13th 2018.
There will be no seeking for nomination or campaigning on these days. On the final day of the
Validation Period, the nominees will be declared after having been validated. These validated
nominees shall comprise the candidate list.
Campaigning Period:
Pursuant to sections ​14​ of the Electoral Code​, ​ there shall be a period of five (5) business days
in the campaign period before the polls open. The campaign period will start on ​Wednesday
March 14th 2018 at 12:00AM, ​with the last day of campaigning on​ Tuesday March 20th 2018
at
11:59PM.
Voting Days:
Voting days will be held on​ ​Wednesday​ ​March 21st ​and​ Thursday March 22nd 2018.
Nada Ibrahim
Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association
CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018
Expense Limits:
Total Campaign expenses are restricted to no more than ​$450​ ​each for CUSA President and all
Vice-President Candidates. Campaigns for all other positions are restricted to a budget of no
more than ​$200​.​ All funds, provided candidates have not violated the Electoral Code, are 50%
refundable. Any withholding of reimbursement shall be in accordance with the Electoral Code.
All information on campaign expenses shall be recorded within the parameters of section ​22​ of
the Electoral Code.
Further Information:
All inquiries regarding the electoral process and conduct should be referred to the Chief
Electoral Officer at: elections@cusaonline.ca and/or the Elections Carleton Office in room ​129B
University Centre.
Interested persons and parties are encouraged to visit www.cusaonline.com/elections for
information. All rules and regulations regarding campaigning will be posted on the website prior
to the opening of the campaign period.
Nada Ibrahim
Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association

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2018 CUSA by-election writ

  • 1. CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018 CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018 WRIT OF ELECTION Whereas pursuant to section ​8.1​ of the CUSA Consolidated Electoral Code Policy (hereafter referred to as the Electoral Code), the Chief Electoral Officer shall issue a Writ of By-Election to fill vacancies in seats. Whereas the positions of ​President, Vice President Internal​, and ​Vice President Student Services​ remain vacant following the 2018 CUSA General Election. Whereas pursuant to section 8.4 of the Electoral code By-Elections shall be announced and scheduled in the same manner as the General Elections. Be it hereby known that CUSA Elections Office intends to hold elections for the positions below for the CUSA Council (hereafter referred to as the By-Elections), on​ ​March 21st and March 22nd 2018. The positions available are: Carleton University Students’ Association Executives: President; (​1​) position Vice-President for Internal; (​1​) position Vice-President for Student Services; (​1​) position CUSA Council Constituency Representatives: Arts & Social Sciences; (​4)​ positions Public Affairs; (​1​) position Special Students; (​1​) position Be it hereby known that ballots cast for Carleton University Students’ Association ​Executives will be counted under the ​ranked voting system​. Be it hereby known that ballots cast for CUSA Council ​Constituency Representatives​ will be counted under the​ First Past the Post System​. Nada Ibrahim Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association
  • 2. CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018 Qualifications: Pursuant to sections ​12.3 – 12.5 ​of the Electoral Code, all candidates, in order to be eligible for any of the above mentioned positions, must be undergraduate students eligible to vote in the constituency in which they are seeking election, and must not be indebted to CUSA. Furthermore, for CUSA Council positions, nominees must be registered such that, at that time, they are a bona fide member of that constituency for which they seek election. Nominations​: Pursuant to section ​12.2​ of the Electoral Code, the nominations period will begin on Wednesday March 7th 2018 ​and end​ by 11:59 pm Friday March 9th 2018​, with all nominations requirements to be submitted to the Elections Office no later than this time. Nomination forms may be obtained ​as of ​ ​Wednesday March 7th 2018 at 8:00 am at the CUSA Elections Office (129B University Centre Building). Validation Period: Pursuant to sections ​13 ​of the Electoral Code, a maximum of two (​2​) business days occurring after the end of the Nomination Period and before the Campaign Period shall be known as the Validation Period. This will be considered a blackout period which will begin on ​Monday March 12th 2018 ​and end ​by 11:59 pm Tuesday March 13th 2018. There will be no seeking for nomination or campaigning on these days. On the final day of the Validation Period, the nominees will be declared after having been validated. These validated nominees shall comprise the candidate list. Campaigning Period: Pursuant to sections ​14​ of the Electoral Code​, ​ there shall be a period of five (5) business days in the campaign period before the polls open. The campaign period will start on ​Wednesday March 14th 2018 at 12:00AM, ​with the last day of campaigning on​ Tuesday March 20th 2018 at 11:59PM. Voting Days: Voting days will be held on​ ​Wednesday​ ​March 21st ​and​ Thursday March 22nd 2018. Nada Ibrahim Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association
  • 3. CUSA BY-ELECTIONS 2018 Expense Limits: Total Campaign expenses are restricted to no more than ​$450​ ​each for CUSA President and all Vice-President Candidates. Campaigns for all other positions are restricted to a budget of no more than ​$200​.​ All funds, provided candidates have not violated the Electoral Code, are 50% refundable. Any withholding of reimbursement shall be in accordance with the Electoral Code. All information on campaign expenses shall be recorded within the parameters of section ​22​ of the Electoral Code. Further Information: All inquiries regarding the electoral process and conduct should be referred to the Chief Electoral Officer at: elections@cusaonline.ca and/or the Elections Carleton Office in room ​129B University Centre. Interested persons and parties are encouraged to visit www.cusaonline.com/elections for information. All rules and regulations regarding campaigning will be posted on the website prior to the opening of the campaign period. Nada Ibrahim Chief Electoral Officer | Carleton University Students Association