General Elections 2023

General Elections 2023

Election Campaigning

The election campaigning period starts on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 12 noon and closes Monday, October 16, 2023, at 4:30 pm. Candidates are required to abide by campaign rules and conduct as set forth in Policy No. B2520 – Candidacy & Campaigning. Notably, they must remove all campaign materials on display including posters by Friday, October 16, 2023, at 4:30 pm. Candidates found to be in violation of any of the candidacy and campaign rules will be disqualified by the CRO.

The All Candidates Forum

In order to increase voter awareness, an All Candidates Forum will be held Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm in the Langara Students’ Union Building Upper Lounge. All Candidates must be in attendance and available to meet the membership present at the Forum. Candidates must also prepare and read a short statement outlining their reasons for campaigning for a position on the Students’ Union Executive Board. Creativity and inventiveness are requested in an attempt to make the Forum an exciting event. Candidates not in attendance will have their candidacy revoked.

Counting of Ballots

The counting of ballots (by-law 9.11.1) will take place at the Students’ Union Building in the Boardroom and will start on October 20, 2023, at 2:30 pm.

Appointment of Scrutineers

Each candidate may appoint a scrutineer to observe the counting of ballots in accordance with by-law 9.11.2. The doors of the room where counting takes place will be locked and Scrutineers arriving even one minute late will not be allowed in under any circumstances.

Candidates must fill in a Scrutineer Appointment Form available from the Candidates Nomination Package. Scrutineers must produce a valid piece of ID to be allowed in.

For more information, please stop by the LSU Office or contact the Chief Returning Officer at

The list of candidates, their profiles and platforms, and a full description of the positions they are running for can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

List of Candidates

Official Notice of the Fall 2023 Election

Eligibility Period: Starts: Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 12:30 pm
Ends: Friday, September 15, 2022, at 4:00 pm
Nomination Period: Starts: Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:00 am
Ends: Friday, September 29, 2023, at 4:00 pm
Campaign Period: Starts: Friday, October 10, 2023, at 12:00 Noon
Ends: Monday, October 16, 2023, at 4:30 pm
All Candidates’ Forum:
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Location: Langara Students’ Union Building Upper Lounge
Polling (Voting): Tuesday, October 17, 2023, to Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, October 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Langara Students’ Union Building- Lower Lounge



Fall 2023 Election

As indicated in the table below, Executive Board positions and designated Member-at-Large positions on the Council are subject to an eligibility screening process carried out by the LSU Electoral Committee and adjudicated by an independent third party in compliance with Bylaws.

“Application for Eligibility Packages are available for this purpose starting Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:00 am to Friday, September 29, 2023, at 3:00 pm. You can download them directly by clicking on the links below. Your eligibility applications must be completed and returned no later than 4:00 pm on September 29th, 2023.

Application for Eligibility Form

Candidates for General Member-at-Large positions, on the other hand, do not need to complete an application for eligibility or pass the eligibility screening requirements.

It is important to note that once the Electoral Committee confirms an applicant’s eligibility, they must still complete additional steps to be duly nominated. All candidates running for Executive or designated Member-at-Large positions (Indigenous Students’ Representative, International Students’ Representative, Diversity & Inclusion Representative), and General Member-at-Large positions must be duly nominated and their names added to the Official List of Candidates by the Chief Returning Officer before they can participate in the election.

Note: Please be aware that the earlier you return your eligibility application, the more time you have to work on your nomination, so don’t wait until the deadline.

Name of Position Roles & Duties Eligibility Requirements
President Policy No. B2001 Yes
Vice President Finance & Administration Policy No. B2002 Yes
Vice President Student Life Policy No. B2003 Yes
Vice President Internal Policy No. B2004 Yes
Vice President External Policy No. B2005 Yes
Indigenous Students’ Representative Policy No. B2007 Yes
International Students’ Representative Policy No. B2008 Yes
Diversity & Inclusion Representative Policy No. B2009 Yes
General Members-at-Large Policy No. B2000 No

Executive Board

One (1) President
One (1) Vice President Finance & Administration
One (1) Vice President Internal
One (1) Vice President Student Life
One (1) Vice President External Affairs

7 Members at Large

One (1) International Students’ Representative (designated)
One (1) Indigenous Students’ Representative (designated)
One (1) Diversity & Inclusion Representative (designated)
Four (4) General Representatives


EXECUTIVE BOARD, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’, INDIGENOUS STUDENTS’, AND DIVERSITY & INCLUSION REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS: The Eligibility term has now expired. All Eligible Candidates have received a notification to pick up their nomination packages.

ALL POSITIONS: To Apply for a Nomination form, Students must email, and include their name, student number, and declared position. Nomination forms must be signed out at the LSU Office. Forms are only available from Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:00 am to Friday, September 29, 2023, at 3:00 pm. ONLY THOSE ON THE APPROVED ELIGIBILITY LIST WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NOMINATION FORMS FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD AND DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS. All completed forms must be returned to the Students’ Union Reception Office NO LATER THAN 4:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023.

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the LSU Constitution, Bylaws, policies, and any other materials provided by the Electoral Committee and posted on the website at

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