SU by-election strikes back

By John Leung Chung-Yin

As regular as your Grandpa on Metamucil, October brings the Students’ Union by-election.

On Oct. 11-13, students will be asked to fill the vacancies existing in the Students’ Legislative Council and the Students’ Academic Assembly.

The single Academic Commi-ssioner in SLC will be elected at-large by the student body, while the six Faculty Representatives in SAA will be elected by their faculty peers.

Chief Electoral Officer Mike Brown is hoping that unlike previous by-elections, there will be candidates for each position.

“Just because it is a by-election, I don’t expect it to be too competitive, but I would like to see competitions in each of the races,” Brown stated.

Students can vote online once again via Infonet or through a dedicated Voting Station monitored by a team of Deputy Returning Officers. Voting Stations will be located in MacEwan Student Centre open most days between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The voting system is once again being handled by CanVote, the same company that handled the votes in last year’s SU General Election.

“We are going with CanVote again this year because the SU had nothing bad to say about them, and it was extremely effective,” said Brown.

Nomination packages are currently available from the SU. Nominations begin Mon., Sept. 26.

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