SA executive bi-election set for Oct. 2

Date Posted: September 30, 2013

Welcome back RDC students! I know everyone is very busy trying to get settled into their new classes, new homes for the year or just getting right into the books.

The Student’s Association is just as busy this time of year, trying to represent students and make sure they have an amazing year. And you can help – there will be a number of students seeking to represent your views as either SA Council members or as VP College Affairs.

RDC students head to the voting polls on Oct. 1 and 2 electing 12 new council representatives and a new Vice President College Affairs.

Being a transfer student like myself, I have attended two other post-secondary institutions and have never gotten involved in any student events or gotten to know what student council does for their peers, but it is never too late to start. Student council is very important to us as students; they represent us and they are our voice so therefore it is important to vote for the best candidate who will represent the student body well.

I am in need of volunteers to help run the polling stations and/or count the ballots for both days, Oct. 1 and 2. There will be voting stations at the Donald School of Business as well as on the main campus. Volunteers can work as short as a one-hour shift or as long as he/she would like. If either positions interests you please message me at the email address below.

Be an informed voter:

Starting the night of Tuesday, Sept. 24 campaigning will begin, posters will be popping up keeping you updated on the candidates.

On Monday, Sept. 30 the candidates will be at the SA stairs to tell you why you should vote for them. The speeches will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m., during this time, students will also have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions.

Advanced poll will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, voting stations will be located at main campus in the Students’ Association office from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. and at the DSB from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Regular polls will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, there will be two voting stations at the main campus; SA stairs will open at 10 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m., the Forum will open its station at 9 a.m. and will shut down at 6 p.m.  DSB students will also have a chance to vote on the regular voting day beginning at 10 a.m. and closing at 2 p.m.

Getting involved in this year’s election is easy, you can volunteer or just simply VOTE! Stop by any voting stations at the main campus or DSB, show your iCard and mark your ballots.

If you are interested in running for office, volunteering or would like more information regarding this year’s election please do not hesitate to contact me via email at elections(at)sardc.ab.ca or phone 403-342-3200

I hope to see all the polling stations and have a great semester!


Article Author: Anne Louise Lapuz, Chief Returning Officer

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