Executive Elections

What are GSS Executive elections 2021?

Once annually, during the early Winter term, the standing members of GSS will elect the Executives.

The Executives is comprised of:

  • President
    - Must have previously served a minimum of one term on GSS Council
  • Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Vice President Finance
  • Vice President University Affairs

The Executive serves from May 2021 – April 2022. Students must be enrolled all semesters, with no Co-op Placements.

Where can I get more information?

The electoral process is under the purview of the Chief Returning Officer (C.R.O.), who acts as an independent third-party to the GSS, mandated to coordinate all elections activities, publish elections communications, handle appeals, and respond to member and public inquiries regarding the process.

How do GSS Elections work?

This is the high-level process for GSS Council elections. Read more about each step below.

  1. Nomination Period: February 1-12, 2021 Deadline February 12 @ 3PM
  2. All Candidates Meeting: February 12 2021@ 5PM
  3. Preparation Week: February 13-21, 2021
  4. Campaigning: February 22 - March 2, 2021
  5. Online Elections: March 10, 2021 at 9 AM - March 11, 2021 at 3 PM
  6. Unofficial Election Results: March 11, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

How can I nominate or be nominated?

The nomination period launches February 1, 2021. Nominators and self-nominating nominees must download and complete the Nomination Form (see below), as approved by the Chief Returning Officer. Once the form is completed, it must be submitted to the GSS Chief Returning Officer (CRO) before the posted deadline.

Submitting nominators will receive an acknowledgment email confirming official receipt of their nomination. This is the only proof of your submission of nomination, which is issued by the C.R.O.

It is important to note:

  • all nominees and nominators must currently be full paying members of the GSS; and
  • all nominees must obtain ten (10) additional signatures to their own, supporting their nomination as a candidate.

The deadline to submit completed a Nomination Form is February 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

Nominations forms must be submitted to the CRO by email at:

List of Candidates

Below is a list of nominees that have been approved by the Chief Returning Officer to campaign as candidates in the election. These candidates will be listed on the online vote ballot during the election period. Results will be tabulated by the CRO and the result for each candidate will be published as "elected" or "not elected".

What to expect in campaigning?

Officially nominated candidates, which are approved by the CRO according to elections rules and GSS Constitution, are allowed to individually campaign during the official campaign period only. This period runs:

  • Begins: February 22, 2021 at 12:01 AM
  • Ends: March 02, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Candidates are permitted to individually campaign within the allowed rules, which are found in the GSS Constitution. Candidates should direct questions or concerns with the process or rules to the CRO, prior to campaigning.

How and when can I vote?

Elections are completed electronically, which means each eligible voting member must cast their vote using the official secure online elections portal.

Members may vote by using their UWindsor credentials, and only between the official elections/voting period:

  • Begins: March 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Ends:  March 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Election Results

The official 2021 election results will be published by the CRO in MARCH 2021!