What to expect on the ballot:

  • Faculty Society Elections
  • Student Fee Questions

The election period is comprised of four parts – Nominations, Validation by AMS Assembly, Campaigning and Voting.

The deadline to submit a Validation Report is the last Friday of October at noon. No extensions will be granted.

The designated Nomination period for Fall Referendum, starts October 12th, 2017 and ends October 16th, 2017 at noon. The procedure for obtaining a validation report and nomination package are outlined in the Elections and Referenda Validation and Nominations Procedure. Should you have any questions as to this process or these recent changes, please contact cro@ams.queensu.ca.

Nomination requirements are set out in AMS Elections and Referenda Policy. They will be outlined in the nomination packages available in October.

  • Questions on a referenda ballot require signatures of 2% (~360) of AMS students

The successful groups in the nomination period proceed to the next step, validation at AMS Assembly.  Validation at AMS Assembly enables successful candidates and groups to appear on the ballot. It is recommended that all candidates attend AMS Assembly on the evening of October 19th in Sutherland Hall of the JDUC to engage in discussion and respond to any questions brought forth by AMS Assembly members. The candidates and groups that are approved at AMS Assembly are officially on the elections ballot, regardless if they perform a campaign or not.

The Fall 2017 Campaign period is from October 20th to October 30th. At this time candidates and groups can put posters up around campus, perform class talks, and promote their platforms. There are rules and regulations surrounding this period which are outlined in the AMS Elections and Referenda Policy and will be made known throughout meetings in October. Violation of these rules may result in penalties or disqualification.