by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager

  1. Be part of the tradition

The Alma Mater Society is Canada’s oldest student association. Like doing the oil thigh during homecoming or wearing a tam, participating in the AMS elections is part of the Queen’s experience. It’s an opportunity for students to influence the University’s future through decisions on how your money will be spent.

2.  It’s your money

The fall referendum is your chance to vote on whether clubs, organizations and groups providing services at Queen’s and in the community can establish or renew a student activity fee. In order to pass a fee, the club must receive a yes vote from a minimum of 50% of those that submit a ballot, so it’s up to you to decide if you want to hand over some of your hard earned cash in support of a particular group.

3. Your vote matters

The referendum process is the only way for many clubs and organizations to receive the funding on which they depend. Your vote is integral to their future.

4. Free coffee/tea

Midterm season is upon us which means a lot of late night study sessions  and too many cups of coffee to count. Submit a ballot and your next cup is on the AMS. Once you complete the voting process you will get a coupon for a free coffee or tea from CoGro!

5. Why not?

Voting is quick and easy. You can log onto www.queensams.simplyvoting.com on your phone or laptop anytime on October 31 and November 1 and cast your ballot in a matter of minutes.