Site icon

Important documents and forms

FORMS | documentation for candidates and referenda

UVSS Board of Directors Candidate Nomination Form

UVSS Board-Endorsed Referendum Proponent/Opponent Form*

Electoral Complaint Form

Electoral Complaint Response Form

Electoral Appeal Form

Candidate Campaign Expense Form

HANDBOOKS | how-to guides

Candidate Handbook 2022

“How to Campaign” Guide (Written by Past Directors)

POLICY | guides our 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


*For information on how UVic students can initiate referenda, please contact the Electoral Office.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

Exit mobile version