Welcome to the UVSS Elections Office

Voting has closed in the UVSS 2017 Fall Referendum and the results are in:


Sincere thanks to all UVSS members who voted!

About Us

The Elections Office is an independent office within the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS). Our office is charged with administering the annual UVSS Board of Director elections as well as any referendum votes. 

Our Office is governed by the UVSS Bylaws and the Electoral Policy.  This policy is created, and reviewed every fall, by the UVSS Board of Directors prior to the beginning of elections planning.

The Chief Electoral Officer oversees the UVSS Elections Office.  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 ensure the impartiality and non-partisan nature of the Elections Office.

As an independent, non-partisan 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. The Elections Office is only required to consult with the Elections Committee when there are unanticipated budget implications which may impact the elections process. This autonomy enables us to assure impartiality and fairness of the election process is maintained.

We welcome you to come visit us at our Office during office hours, or to make an appointment, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the referendum or election processes. We value UVSS members who care enough to engage and participate!