University and College Elections
Are you running an election at your college or university?
Election off the Shelf will make your job easier, whatever your degree of experience.
Elections Canada designed this kit in co-operation with a number of college and university student organizations. It contains sample materials and concrete, practical information on every step of a student council election or referendum.
Feel free to adapt the practices below at your own institution or to your specific needs.
The kit includes:
- a greeting from Canada's Chief Electoral Officer
- principles and tips for choosing election officers
- the Chief Electoral Officer's Guide – for the student supervising the entire operation
- the Returning Officer's Guide – for the Chief Electoral Officer's assistant
- contributions from collaborators, including recollections from people who have taken part in student elections in various capacities
- a glossary of important terms
- forms and samples of election materials, from candidate nomination papers to ballots that you can reproduce or adapt as needed