2016 Spring Elections

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What are student elections?

Student elections are held twice a year at Camosun College – in the Spring and Fall. All current Camosun students are eligible to hold elected positions on the Camosun College Student Society Student Council. Students also have elected positions on Camosun College governance bodies (Education Council and Camosun College Board of Governors). Elected positions are held for 12 month terms, with varying term start dates. Any Student Society positions that become vacant before the end of their term are filled through election, or by appointment until the next election period. Click here to see who’s currently elected!


Why should YOU run in the elections?

If you’re a student who wants to make a difference, become involved in your community, or contribute to the campus environment, you should consider running in the elections! Being a student representative is a great opportunity for you to build experience, advocate for students, represent the needs of Camosun’s diverse student population, and make an impact during your time at Camosun College… Many students before you have!


Which positions will be elected this Spring?

Vacant Executive Positions

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External Executive

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Finance Executive

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Lansdowne Executive

  • Represents Lansdowne student interests.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events.
  • Co-chairs the events committee to organize regular campus events.
  • As a member of the CCSS Executive Committee, responsibilities and expectations are highest.
  • Elected until Spring 2017.
  • Paid at $10.45 /hr for up to 20 hr /week.

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Interurban Executive

  • Represents Interurban student interests.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events.
  • Co-chairs the events committee to organize regular campus events.
  • As a member of the CCSS Executive Committee, responsibilities and expectations are highest.
  • Elected until Spring 2017.
  • Paid at $10.45 /hr for up to 20 hr /week.

Vacant Constituency and Campus Director Positions

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First Nations Director

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International Director

  • Represents International student interests.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction.
  • Helps at events, and organizes CCSS international events.
  • Acts as a liaison between Camosun International and CCSS.
  • Elected until Spring 2017.
  • Paid at $10.45 /hr for up to 10 hr /week.

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Pride Director

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Sustainability Director

  • Represents Environmental Sustainability efforts.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction.
  • Helps at events, organizes annual sustainability fair.
  • Acts as a liaison for Sustainability projects Camosun and CCSS, CSEA and CCSS.
  • Creates environmental projects and has a small budget.
  • Elected until Spring 2017.
  • Paid at $10.45 /hr for up to 10 hr /week.

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Students with Disabilities Director

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Women’s Director

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Off-Campus Director

  • Represents the interests of students who do not study at Lansdowne or Interurban, primarily Victoria Conservatory of Music.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, self-directed.
  • Great way to become involved without too many expectations.
  • Elected until Fall 2016.
  • Paid at $30 per meeting.

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Lansdowne Director

  • Represents the interests of Lansdowne students.
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events, self-directed.
  • Great way to become involved without too many expectations.
  • Elected until Fall 2016.
  • Paid at $30 per meeting.

Note: You may only register as an election candidate for ONE (1) position.


If you have any questions about the Student Society elections, please email elections.ccss@gmail.com


How do I participate as a candidate?

To participate in the 2016 Spring Elections, you will need to submit a STUDENT SOCIETY candidate registration/nomination form, depending on the position you would like to register as a candidate for election.

Note: Registration forms are available through the links below, and at both Student Society Offices: Fisher 101B at Lansdowne, and Campus Centre 111 at Interurban. All forms must be printed, completed, and be submitted before the deadline of Monday, March 21st at 3:00PM.

Forms to submit must be emailed to elections.ccss@gmail.com

Please read the the requirements listed on the forms very carefully. You will need to obtain 15 valid nomination signatures of support to register as a candidate – these are from any current camosun students you may find on campus at any time! You may also submit a candidate platform statement and photo for print in the NEXUS newspaper voter information section.

>> STUDENT SOCIETY CANDIDATE REGISTRATION/NOMINATION FORM <<

NOTICE: Candidate platform statements (200 words and a photo) MUST be submitted
before Tuesday, March  22nd,  9am for printing in the NEXUS newspaper. You can email your candidate Platform Statements to 


How does VOTING work?

Any current Camosun College student will be able to vote in the elections, in person at the student voting stations. Platform statements will be printed in the APRIL 1st edition of the NEXUS newspaper, and posted near the stations for voter information. Voting stations will be made available outside the bookstore at either campus during the voting period – see the timeline for details.

Please Check back here for information about Single Transferable Voting (STV) system that CCSS elections utilises


What’s the timeline of the elections?

1. Nomination Period: 
Wednesday, March 9
until

Monday, March 21
Deadline is at 3:00 pm
2. Campaign Period:
Wednesday, March 23
until

Sunday, April 10
3. Voting Period:
Monday, April 11
9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 13
9:00am – 7:00pm
*Results announced April 14

When are your upcoming meetings?

Want to check us out before committing? Join us at one of our upcoming board meetings! Be sure to email ccss@camosunstudent.org for exact room numbers.

Monday, March 14, 6:00pm at Lansdowne Campus

Monday, April 4, 6:00pm at Interurban Campus

Meetings are usually held every second Monday at 6:00 pm. Please be able to commit to these council meeting times before considering your candidacy in this election


Do you have questions about the elections?

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