I want to run for Rector AMS Executive Undergraduate Trustee a Student Fee

Interested in running in an AMS election or having your club or community group establish a fee through referendum? Check out this page for all the information you need!

What are AMS Elections? 

AMS members can vote and run for the positions of AMS Executive (a team of three – consisting of a candidate for President, VP Operations and VP University Affairs), the University Rector, or Undergraduate Trustee! Members also have the opportunity to vote in Faculty Society elections as well. 

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AMS Elections also facilitates the Referendum process with the establishment of student fees for different clubs and campus groups, as well as the Triennial Review process to extend the fees that appear on SOLUS. There are two periods during which the referendum occurs: October and January.

Elections and Referenda are a great way to get involved and guide the direction of your student government. Whether you want to run for a position or cast a vote, every AMS student has the right to participate and the ability to make a difference. You will see a ballot arrive in your mailbox first in late October, and then late January! 

The Rector Election will be held in September 2021. The elections for AMS President, VP Operations or VP University Affairs will be taking place in January 2022. Regular referendums happen in October and January.

Rector Election 2021

Information on the September 2021 Election of the University Rector

2021 Rector Election

How to run, important dates, debate, nominate, campaign and more!
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AMS Elections 2022

Learn more on how you can run for President, Vice-President Operations and Vice-President University Affairs

AMS Elections 2022

Dates, how to run, create a platform and more!
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Referendum and Establishing a Student Fee

Information on AMS Referenda, Triennial Review and how to establish a student fee

Referendum and Student Fees

How to establish a student fee, submit a referendum question, important dates and more!
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2021 Rector Election



Rector Elections Policy

Rules on Nominations, Validation, Campaigning and Eligibility.

Platform Guide

A great starting point template!

AMS Referenda

Referenda, a process whereby the electorate (students) participate in surveys, and vote to approve or reject student fees. This is held in both the fall and winter terms along the same timeline as elections.  Questions on a referendum ballot may ask the following types of questions: 

  1. To establish, alter or continue student activity fees (more info below)
  2. Binding, non-fee questions
  3. Non-binding questions, AKA plebiscite questions, which shall be used to survey AMS members’ opinions or gauge support in relation to a specific issue, policy proposal or advocacy position. 

Student fees must be established through one of two referenda, either in the fall or in the winter terms, where all AMS members have the ability to vote. Referenda periods are comprised of four parts – Nominations, Validation by AMS Assembly, Campaigning and Voting. 

Establishing or Altering a Student Fee as a Club or Group

In order to apply to receive a student fee for the 2022-2023 year, please complete the packages provided here (validation and budget) and send them to ceo@ams.queensu.ca by September 27th. Referenda voting period is in October.

AMS Referenda October 2021 Dates

Monday September 27th (Validation Packages Due for fall referendum) 

Friday October 1st  (Referendum info session) 

Thursday October 2nd  – Tuesday October 6th (Nomination Period) 

Thursday October 7th (Validation at AMS Assembly) 

Saturday October 9th– Sunday October 17th (Reading Week – Events Paused) 

Monday October 18th (Campaign period opens) 

Monday October 25th (Campaign period closes) 

Tuesday October 26th – Wednesday October 27th (Voting days – online campaigning permitted) 


2022 AMS Executive Election

Coming Soon!

Contact the Elections Team

Laura Devenny

Secretary of Internal Affairs

The AMS Secretary is responsible for overseeing the administration of the elections team, and ensuring the process abides by AMS policies and procedures. 

Contact: secretariat@ams.queensu.ca

Erica Johnson

Chief Electoral Officer

The CEO is responsible for organizing the logistics, marketing, facilitating the nomination and campaign periods, hearing complaints and issuing rulings and sanctions during the election period. 

Contact: ceo@ams.queensu.ca

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