FORMS | documentation for candidates and referenda
UVSS Board of Directors Candidate Nomination Form
UVSS Board-Endorsed Referendum Proponent/Opponent Form*
Electoral Complaint Response Form
Candidate Campaign Expense Form
HANDBOOKS | how-to guides
“How to Campaign” Guide (Written by Past Directors)
POLICY | how we run elections and referenda
UVSS Constitution and Bylaws 2021-02-25
Constitution and Bylaws to come into effect 2023-05-01
UVic Poster, Banner, and Handbill Policy (scroll down to “Student Election Poster and Banner Procedures”).
*For information on how UVic students can initiate referenda, please contact the Electoral Office.
Most of our members are located in Victoria, BC., the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities.
Many of us are settlers or visitors on land that was violently stolen from Indigenous peoples. The historical and continued dispossession of land threatens Indigenous peoples’ physical and emotional safety, cultural and linguistic growth, and basic and legal rights.
The Electoral Office organizes elections for students at the University of Victoria, but we, just like you, exist within a wider context of colonization. We encourage you to think about why you possess certain rights (like the ability to vote) while others may not, and why elected Directors are rarely Indigenous – or People of Colour, folks with disabilities, and other marginalized identities (both at the University and broader levels).
We are always open to feedback in order to critically evaluate our policy and processes. Deconstructing colonial systems and rebuilding equitable ones is uncomfortable, hard work, but we are ready.