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.

Nominations are now open!

  • President (1)
  • Vice President Academic (1)
  • Vice President Operations (1)
  • Vice President Community & Wellness (1)
  • Councillors (12)

If you’re interested in joining Student Council or Executive 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.

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,
  • not a collaborative student, and
  • not a College employee.

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].

Voting

Your voice is important. Vote between March 26th at 9:00 a.m. to March 28th at 4:00 p.m. online through your Loop account. After logging in, access your ballot through the subject “Vote Now: Students’ Association 2019 General Election.” Results will be announced March 28th at 5:00 p.m. in The Far Side Bar & Grill.

General Elections Timeline 2019