2020 Spring Elections

UPDATE: March 23 – The CCSS Spring 2020 Elections are to be conducted online.

The CCSS and Camosun have been conducting elections in an online context now for a few years; with the reality that there are no students at Camosun, please help us by encouraging others to vote in this election – reach out to your classmates to vote in the elections


UPDATE: MARCH 17 – The CCSS Chief Electoral Officer is waiving the requirement for student nomination forms to require the 15 student nominator signatures.

It is our understanding that Camosun College will be doing a similar policy waiving. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Chief Electoral Officer at [email protected].


Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Spring CCSS Elections

Whether you are a voter, a candidate, or an interested party, thank you for your interest in the Spring 2020 student elections.

What are student elections?

Generally speaking, 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 Board. There are also elected student positions on Camosun College governance bodies (Education Council and Board of Governors). With the exception of by-elections, elected positions are held for 12 month terms, with varying term start dates. As a student, you have the chance to participate in online elections. Keep checking your email during the elections period to access your right to vote.

Do you have questions about the elections?

Please contact the Chief Electoral Officer at [email protected].


Which students are running in the Spring 2020 Election?

You can view the Nexus Newspaper on April 1st to view the Platform statements (Available at nexusnewspaper.com) These candidates are running in the election for the Board of the Camosun College Student Society, as well as students running for Camosun College Board of Governors and Education Council.


Which positions will be elected this Spring?

Vacant Executive Positions

External Executive

  • Primary liaison between media, organizations, and governments
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Chairs the campaigns & advocacy committee
  • As a member of the CCSS Executive Committee, responsibilities and expectations are highest
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 30 hr /week

Finance Executive

  • Responsible for financial interests of the society
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Chairs the finance committee.
  • As a member of the CCSS Executive Committee, responsibilities and expectations are highest.
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 10 hr /week

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 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 20 hr /week

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 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 20 hr /week

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

Vacant Constituency and Campus Director Positions

First Nation’s Director

  • Represents indigenous student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Chairs FNSA meetings to ensure indigenous students’ voices are heard
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 15 hr /week

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 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 10 hr /week

Pride Director

  • Represents trans & queer student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events.
  • Chairs the Pride meetings to ensure trans & queer students needs are being met
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 15 hr /week

Sustainability Director

  • Represents Environmental Sustainability efforts
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction
  • Helps at events, organizes annual Sustainability Day.
  • Acts as a liaison for Sustainability projects amongst Camosun Sustainability, CCSS and students interested in sustainability
  • Creates environmental projects and has a small budget.
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 10 hr /week

Students Wellness and Access Director

  • Represents the interests of students with disabilities
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Chairs the SWA meetings to ensure students with disabilities are represented
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 15 hr /week

Women’s Director

  • Represents women’s student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Chairs women’s collective meetings to ensure women are being represent at Camosun
  • Elected until Spring 2021
  • Receives honorarium for 15 hr /week

Interurban Director (2 Position)

  • Represents Interurban student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • A great way to get started with the Student Society
  • Elected until Fall 2020
  • Receives stipends for attending meetings

Off Campus Director

  • Represents Off Campus student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Elected until Fall 2020
  • Receives stipends for attending meetings

Off Campus Director

  • Represents Off Campus student interests
  • Attends CCSS council and committee meetings to provide input and direction, helps at events
  • Elected until Fall 2020
  • Receives stipends for attending meetings

Note: You may only register as an election candidate for ONE (1) position. All positions only have one position open, except where indicated

Vacant EdCo and Board of Governors

Note: EdCo and Board of Governors are councils serving Camosun College (ie: the institutional level) and as such will need to fill out the Students elected to these positions are recognized by the Camosun College Student Society and therefore are able to sit on the Camosun College Student Society council.  The College Nominations form is available on the College’s website  elections page or by clicking here.

Education Council (4 Positions)

  • If you have an interest in education policy, standards, and curriculum, Camosun’s Education Council is a great way to make a difference.
  • Elected until Summer 2021

Board of Governors (2 Positions)

  • If the business affairs and strategic direction of the college are of more interest, Camosun’s Board of Governors may be a great fit.
  • Elected until Summer 2021

What is the timeline of the elections?

1. Nomination Period: Monday, March 9 | Until Friday, March 20 | 11:59pm

March 20th 11:59 PM Deadline for platform statements and digital photos of candidates to be sent to [email protected]

2. Campaign Period: Monday, March 24 | 9:00am Until Sunday, April 6 | 11:59pm3. Voting Period: Monday, April 7 | 9:00am –11:59pm Tuesday, April 8| 12:00am –11:59pm Wednesday, April 9| 12:00am –9:00pm Voting to take place online – check your email for instructions on how to vote! Results announced April 14 or earlier

The Appeals deadline is 72 hours past the announcement of the elections results. You must email [email protected] to make an appeal. For questions relating to EdCo & BoG elections, please contact [email protected]


Curious about former election results?

Click here to view the past election results.


Do you have questions about the elections?

Please contact the Chief Electoral Officer at [email protected].


Please note that this webpage is provided for informational purposes only and does not reflect or replace the bylaws, constitution, or policies of the Camosun College Student Society. Additionally, it does not reflect or replace any correspondence, information, or advice from the Chief Electoral Officer of this election cycle of the Camosun College Student Society elections. Furthermore, this information concerning Camosun College elections does not replace any existing bylaws or policies of Camosun College.