Elections

Every March, the Students’ Association of Red Deer College holds an annual general election for all student government positions: President (1), Vice President Academic (1), Vice President Operations (1), Vice President Community & Wellness (1), and Councillors (12).  If there are any vacancies between the general election and the beginning of the fall term, a by-election will be held in September to fill the vacancies.

SARDC is a crucial element to your life as a student, and your elected officials go above and beyond to make your student life the best one possible.

Do you want to be involved in the SA but missed the elections? Volunteering is a great way to be active in the SA.

2019 General Elections are now Complete

All newly elected members of executive council will take office on May 1st.

Check out our election results and meet your new executive team!

Nominations for Councillors and a Board of Governors Student Member are now OPEN

  • Councillors (3)
  • Board of Governors Student Member (1)

If you’re interested in joining Student Council, pick up your nomination package today from the SA office (room 2010) or download a copy here. After completing the package, drop it off to our Governance Coordinator, Janelle Grue, in the SA office. These positions will remain open until filled.

If you’re interested in becoming a Board of Governors Student Member, pick up a nomination package today from the SA office (room 2010) or download a copy here. After completing the package, drop it off to our Governance Coordinator, Janelle Grue, in the SA office. This position will remain open until filled.

Eligibility

Interested in a Student Councillor position?

As per SARDC bylaw 6.5.1, any Member of the Association may let their name stand for a Councillor position unless they are a full-time employee of the Association. Further criteria include:

  • enrollment in at least 3 College credits
  • be in good academic standing

For more information, please visit the SARDC bylaws article VI.

How about Executive Council?

As per SARDC bylaw 7.4.1, any Member of the Association may let their name stand as a candidate for Executive Council if:

  • they have achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 during the most previous Fall term, and
  • they have not previously served two elected terms as an Association Executive. However, one may let their name stand as a candidate if four years have elapsed since serving their second elected term.

Are you a collaborative student? You can run for Executive Council; however, you must be a RDC student the following year to maintain your position during the fall and winter terms.

For more info, please visit the SARDC bylaws article VII.

If you have any questions about the nomination and election process or Councillor and Executive Council responsibilities, contact Janelle Grue at [email protected].