Interested in running for AMS Executive or for Undergraduate Trustee in Winter 2021? Or, are you looking to increase/alter your student activity fees? Check out this page for all the information you need!
What Are AMS Elections and Referenda?
AMS members (that is, all undergraduate and MBA students that pay the AMS Membership Fee) can vote and run for the positions of AMS Executive, Rector, Trustee, and other Faculty Society elections, as well as vote in referenda.
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! Elections occur in the fall (October/November) and winter (January/February) terms every year, however the available positions and groups on the ballot may vary.
The following positions are available via election:
AMS Executive teams run as a slate of three, consisting of a President, Vice-President (Operations) and Vice-President (University Affairs). The AMS Executive may only serve one year in office, starting on May 1st in the year of their election. This election occurs every January. If you want to find out more about what the executive does, check out the How to Run guide below!
Undergraduate Student Trustee
The Undergraduate Student Trustee is an individual elected to serve for two years. The next Trustee election will be in January 2021. To find out more about what the trustee does, click here.
Other Faculty Society Elections
Each of the 11 AMS Faculty Societies have their own rules and regulations for elections. They may operate on the same timeline as AMS elections, or stagger from them. For more information on faculty-specific inquiries, contact members of said faculty society. Find the contact list here.
Referenda, a process whereby the electorate votes to approve or reject student fees and participate in surveys, shall normally be 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:
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.
For more information on eligibility, see the AMS Elections and Referenda Policy
Running for Executive Information Night: December 2nd 6-7pm
January Information Night: January 18th
Nomination Period: January 21st – 25th
Validation at AMS Assembly: January 29th
Campaign Period: February 1st to 8th
AMS Exec and Trustee elections debate Feb 3rd at 5:30
Voting Days (February 9th-10th)
Laura Devenny, Chief Electoral Officer
Caroline Hart, Secretary of Internal Affairs
Zachary Galvani, Logistics Deputy
Ashley Chen, Finance Deputy