The Elections Office is an independent office within the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS). Our office is charged with administering and providing oversight to the annual UVSS Board of Director elections along with any voting on referendum questions.
Our Office is governed by the UVSS Bylaws and the Electoral Policy, which is created by, and periodically revised by the UVSS Board of Directors prior to the beginning of elections planning. The Elections Office is only required to consult with the Elections Committee when there are unanticipated budget implications which may impact the elections process.
The CEO is hired by a committee consisting of Elections Committee representatives and the UVSS Executive Director and the UVSS Research & Communications Manager and cannot be a current UVSS member. This is done to enhance any potential undue influence which may otherwise be present should the CEO be a current UVSS member.
As an independent body, the actions and decisions undertaken by our office concerning the administration of voting processes are neither subject to the direction of the Board of Directors nor to the Electoral Committee. This autonomy enables us to assure that the preservation of impartiality and fairness during the election process is maintained, to the greatest extent possible.
We welcome you to come visit us at our Office during office hours or to make an appointment to see us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the election process. We are here to serve you!
The nomination period is fast approaching, consider running for a Board of Directors position. Nominations open January 30th and ends February 6th, 2017.
Voting will be held between March 1st 9 a.m. and March 3rd 9.a.m.