Elections Documents & Forms

For matters regarding elections, by-elections, and referenda within a departmental association, the Constitution of the respective association should also be consulted.

Contact Elections AUS

Elections AUS is the impartial body that oversees the AUS Elections and Referenda. including several departmental elections. Elections AUS is composed of the Chief Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer, who report to the Office of the AUS President. You can reach Elections AUS at elections.aus@mail.mcgill.ca.

Chief Returning Officer
Liam Isaac-Bertrand

Deputy Returning Officer
Charlotte Reed

Deputy Returning Officer
Ryan Kim

2.1 There shall be an impartial body charged by the Society with overseeing AUS elections and referenda, hereinafter referred to as “Elections AUS”.

2.2 Elections AUS shall administer all elections and referenda as provided for in the AUS Constitution and Bylaws, as well as any election that may be assigned to them from time to time by Council.

2.3 Elections AUS shall be composed of the Chief Returning Officer and Deputy Returning
Officers. The President of the AUS shall be an advising member of Elections AUS.

2.5 The CRO shall be responsible for the general conduct and execution of elections and referenda and shall fulfill this duty with impartiality. The DROs shall assist the CRO to the extent designated by the CRO.

2.10 No officer of Elections AUS shall be a member of Council (including Speaker and Recording Secretary), candidate for an executive position, member of a candidate’s campaign committee or member of a referendum committee. No officer of Elections AUS shall be on the editorial staff of any campus publication that is published more than six (6) times a year.

Winter 2021 Election Calendar

Approved by AUS Council on November 3rd, 2020.

General AUS Elections

ListServ Announcement
January 11, 2021
Nomination Period
January 18 to January 22, 2021
Nomination Extension Period (if necessary)  
January 25 to January 27, 2021
Verification of Campaign Materials
January 29, 2021
Candidate’s Meeting
January 31, 2021 @18:00 EST
Campaign Period 
February 1 to February 10, 2021
Candidate’s Debate
February 4, 2021 @18:00 EST
Polling Period
February 8 to February 10, 2021 @17:00 EST
Results Announced 
February 10, 2021 @18:00 EST

Referendum

ListServ Announcements
January 11 and 18, 2021
Referendum Question Deadline
January 22, 2021
Referendum Committee Signatures
January 27, 2021
Verification of Campaign Materials
January 29, 2021
Campaign Period
February 1 to 10, 2021
Referendum Debate (if applicable)
February 4, 2021 @18:00 EST
Polling Period
February 8 to 10, 2021 @17:00 EST
Results Announced
February 10, 2021 @18:00 EST

Departmental Elections

ListServ Announcement
January 11, 2021
Nomination Period
January 18 to January 22, 2021
Nomination Extension Period (if necessary)  
January 25 to January 27, 2021
Verification of Campaign Materials
January 29, 2021
Candidate’s Meeting
January 31, 2021 @18:00 EST
Campaign Period 
February 1 to February 10, 2021
Candidate’s Debate
February 4, 2021 @18:00 EST
Polling Period
February 8 to February 10, 2021 @17:00 EST
Results Announced 
February 10, 2021 @18:00 EST