What to expect on the ballot:

  • Faculty Society Elections
  • Opt-out fees

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

The designated Nomination period for faculty society elections and Fall Referendum, starts October 12, 2017 and ends October 16, 2017 at noon.  Nomination packages for positions and the submission of a referendum question can no longer be downloaded on this site. Instead, please go to the AMS front desk to collect your group’s nomination package. 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 Policy Manual 1. They will be outlined in the nomination packages available in October.

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

The successful candidates and 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 19 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-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 Policy Manual 1 and will be made known throughout meetings in October. Violation of these rules may result in disqualification.