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Elections and Referenda

The GSA hosts online elections for:

  • GSA Councillors for departments without an association
  • GSA Councillors for departmental associations 
  • Executives for a newly forming departmental associations

If you would like to request that the GSA run one or more elections for your departmental association, Submit a request to the GSA through the Departmental Association Elections form.

The following information is required. Please provide at least three weeks for the set-up of the ballot.  

  • A description of exactly who is eligible to vote (which departments/programs? both full and part time? check your constitution and bylaws)
  • The start and end dates and times for voting. 
  • The title of each position, start and end dates of the term of office, and the list of candidates.
  • For each candidate – their name, a picture, a personal statement, and optionally a link to their web page or election web page. You may instead provide a link to your association website with the same candidate information.
  • Any other information that should be displayed (e.g. link to your departmental GSA’s website).

The GSA will announce the ballot link to all eligible voters.

Last Updated: April 9, 2020

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We, the Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

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