Interested in running as Rector, 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!

What are AMS Elections? 

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: November and February.

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 in late November and then February!

The elections for AMS Executive and University Rector will be taking place in February 2024. Regular referendums happen in November and February.

AMS Referenda

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: 

  1. To establish, alter or continue student activity fees (more info below)
  2. Binding, non-fee questions
  3. Non-binding questions, AKA plebiscite questions, which shall be used to survey AMS members’ opinions or gauge support in relation to a specific issue, policy proposal or advocacy position. 

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. 

In order to apply to receive a student fee for the 2024-2025 year, please complete the packages provided here (validation and budget) and send them to by December 12th. Referenda voting period takes place on February 6th and 7th.

Information on Establishing and Altering Student Fees Validation Package Referendum Sample Budget Referendum Sample Community BudgetStudent Activity Fee Policy

AMS Election and Referenda Winter 2024 Dates

January 11

Referendum information session

January 14 – 18

Nomination Period

Nominations due at 12:00 PM

January 23

Validation at AMS Assembly

January 29 – February 5

Campaign Period

January 30

All-Candidates Rector Debate

February 1

All-Candidates Executive Debates

February 6 – February 7

Voting Days!

online campaigning is permitted
2024 AMS Executive Election

Dates, how to run, create a platform and more. Take a look at the How to Run for Executive Guide and the Executive Platform Template below. 

You can find the Executive Nomination Package under “Nomination Packages”

2024 AMS Executive Election

Team KMV was elected in the 2023 AMS Executive Election. They took office May 1st 2023 for a 1 year term ending on April 31st 2024.

How to Run for Executive

This document contains information about the positions and debate. 

AMS Executive Nomination Form (Individual)

Please fill out this form if you are interested in becoming AMS Executive through appointment as Special Assembly. 

2024 Rector Election

Niki Boytchuk-Hale was elected the 39th Rector of Queen’s University in February 2024.

How to Run for Rector

A guide on how to get your platform off the ground!

Platform Guide

A great starting point template!
See all the information below!

Missed the Rector Information Section?

Rector Elections Policy

Rules on Nominations, Validation, Campaigning and Eligibility.

How to Vote and FAQ

I didn’t get an email to vote. What should I do?
If you didn’t get an email, go directly to
SimplyVoting does not show that I am registered to vote in any elections.
Please ensure that you have paid all the AMS and Faculty Society membership fees, as well as are not on internship or at the BISC to be eligible to vote.
I have paid my fees and am not on internship or at the BISC, but I still cannot see the vote.
Email and we can figure out a solution!
How can I learn more about this process? is a great resource to learn more about AMS-specific elections and referenda, as well as our elections and referenda policy and procedure manual.
Is SimplyVoting safe and secure?
Yes! Using a third-party voting source makes it safe and reliable for the 19,000+ undergraduate students voting. If you want to learn more, head over to
How can my group get a fee added to the ballot?

The next period to submit a request for a fee is in November. Forms can be found on

Contact the Elections Team

Alysha Ahmad

Secretary of Internal Affairs

The AMS Secretary is responsible for overseeing the administration of the elections team, and ensuring the process abides by AMS policies and procedures. 

Calder Bryson

Chief Electoral Officer

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. 

Sylvie Garabedian

Judicial Affairs Manager

The Judicial Affairs Manager is responsible for upholding and investigating violations of the AMS Constitution and AMS policies. 

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