Interested in running in an AMS election or having your club or community group establish a fee through referendum? Check out this page for all the information you need!
AMS members can vote and run for the positions of AMS Executive (a team of three – consisting of a candidate for President, VP Operations and VP University Affairs), the University Rector, or Undergraduate Trustee! Members also have the opportunity to vote in Faculty Society elections as well.
AMS Elections also facilitates the Referendum process with the establishment of student fees for different clubs and campus groups, as well as the Triennial Review process to extend the fees that appear on SOLUS. There are two periods during which the referendum occurs: October and January.
Elections and Referenda are a great way to get involved and guide the direction of your student government. Whether you want to run for a position or cast a vote, every AMS student has the right to participate and the ability to make a difference. You will see a ballot arrive in your mailbox first in late October, and then late January!
The elections for AMS President, VP Operations or VP University Affairs will be taking place in January 2022. Regular referendums happen in October and January.
Referenda, a process whereby the electorate (students) participate in surveys, and vote to approve or reject student fees. This is held in both the fall and winter terms along the same timeline as elections. Questions on a referendum ballot may ask the following types of questions:
Student fees must be established through one of two referenda, either in the fall or in the winter terms, where all AMS members have the ability to vote. Referenda periods are comprised of four parts – Nominations, Validation by AMS Assembly, Campaigning and Voting.
Establishing or Altering a Student Fee as a Club or Group
In order to apply to receive a student fee for the 2022-2023 year, please complete the packages provided here (validation and budget) and send them to by November 30th. Referenda voting period is in October and January.
January 5: validation packages for clubs looking to establish or increase their fees
January 9: Executive and undergraduate Trustee information session – Nomination packages available.
January 12 – 16 – Club fee nomination period
January 12 – 18 – Exec and Trustee nomination period
January 26 – Validation at Assembly, all candidates meeting
January 29 – February 5 – Campaign period
February 2 – All candidates debate
February 6 & 7 – Voting days (online campaigning allowed)
Feb 8 – Expense forms due
The AMS Secretary is responsible for overseeing the administration of the elections team, and ensuring the process abides by AMS policies and procedures.
The CEO is responsible for organizing the logistics, marketing, facilitating the nomination and campaign periods, hearing complaints and issuing rulings and sanctions during the election period.