Elections

The annual University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) Fall By-election is an opportunity for members to run for positions and elect the Board of Directors to serve for one-year terms. The Board of Directors set the work and vision of the organization for the upcoming year. The UTMSU currently has (5) board positions eligible for the upcoming election. Only first year students, part-time students and students in the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM) are eligible to vote in this UTMSU Fall By-election.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the UTMSU Fall 2021 By-Elections feature in-person and virtual polling stations. All interested candidates must email the CRO at cro@utmsu.ca or visit Room 115 for a nominations package when the nominations period begins. 

All interested candidates must abide by the UTMSU Elections and Procedure Code found on the UTMSU website, utmsu.ca/elections.


Division 1: Directors At-Large (Two Positions)

“Division I Directors” shall refer to those directors elected by UTM students who have completed 4.0 credits or less and are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto.

Division 3: Part-Time Directors at Large (Two Positions)

“Division III Directors” shall refer to those directors elected by members of the Union at the University of Toronto Mississauga that are registered part-time in a program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate, are taking the equivalent of a part-time course load at the University of Toronto Mississauga for the current session, and who have paid membership fees to the Union.

Division 4: Professional Faculty (One Position)

“Division IV Directors” shall refer to those directors elected by members of the Union at the University of Toronto Mississauga that are registered in a professional Faculty program affiliated with UTM such as the Medical Academy of Medicine (MAM).


The nomination period begins on Monday, September 20 at 9 a.m. and ends Friday, September 24 at 5 p.m. EST. Nomination Packages will be available starting Monday, September 20 at 9 a.m.

Please note that the nomination period ends on Friday, September 24 at 5 p.m. EST. We encourage candidates to submit their application as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for receiving and submitting a nomination package. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

 

Please also take note of the following important dates surrounding the fall 2021 by-elections:

Virtual All Candidates Meeting: Saturday, September 25 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST hosted on Zoom

Silent Period: Friday, September 24, 5:01 p.m. to Monday, September 27, 8:59 a.m. EST

Campaign Period: Monday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. EST

All-Candidates Debate: Wednesday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST hosted on Zoom

Voting Period: Tuesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 7, 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)

 

If you may have any questions or concerns about the elections please do not hesitate to contact our Chief Returning Officer at cro@utmsu.ca.