All members of the UVSS have the right to propose a question to be considered via referendum regarding student fees, issues or other UVSS matters. Referenda may only be called between the months of September and April (inclusive) via one of two methods;
- a majority vote of a quorate meeting of the UVSS Board of Directors, or
- a petition signed by no less than 10% of UVSS members.
Referenda questions are normally posed to members in conjunction with the elections to the UVSS Board of Directors (Spring), or as deemed necessary by the UVSS Board.
Students wishing to call a question are encouraged to utilize the Referendum Question Petition form. In order for the Electoral Office to verify petitioners, all petition signatures must be accompanied by the member’s name and UVic Student #.
Once the petitioners have been verified, the Electoral Office staff will then review the question to determine whether it is valid and post the accepted referenda questions.
Please refer to the Constitution and Bylaws, and the UVSS Electoral Policy for more information around calling, and asking a referendum question to all members.