The 2024 Kwantlen Student Association general elections are happening again with 26 seats to contest for on council. Voting for the elections will take place in-person on Feb. 14 and 15 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm at all Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses.
As per the KSA bylaws, a general election should take place every year in the month of February to elect the campus, faculty, and constituency representatives.
Polling on the Surrey campus will take place in the Surrey Conference Center (Cedar 1205), the Melville Centre for Dialogue at the Richmond campus, the student lounge (room 1202) at KPU Tech, meeting room 1030 in the West Building at the Langley campus, and the lounge on the seventh floor at the Civic Plaza campus.
There are five campus representative positions available, one for the Surrey, Langley, Tech, Richmond, and Civic Plaza campuses respectively, and seven positions for the constituency representatives, which includes Indigenous, mature, queer, students of colour, women’s, international, and students with disabilities. There are 14 positions available for the faculty representatives which include academic and career advancement, arts, business, design, health, science and horticulture, and trades and technology.
Students are able to cast their vote at any campus, regardless of where they take their classes, and must have a valid student ID to do so.
“All enrolled students will be considered eligible voters to cast their ballot for each campus representative position,” states the KSA Regulations.
For students unable to attend polling on campus on the scheduled dates, arrangements will be made to cast their vote at the KSA office on the Surrey campus on Feb. 12 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. The arrangements can be requested by contacting the Sameer Ismail, the chief returning officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm on Feb. 11 along with an explanation of the inability to cast a vote on the polling days.
Students enrolled in distance learning courses can request accommodation to vote before 12:00 pm on Feb. 13.
Instructions on voting procedures such as how to mark the ballot will be provided at each location. Polling clerks will also be present at each station during polling hours.
All candidates are able to campaign until the end of the official campaign period, which lasts till Feb. 15.
After the ballots have been counted and results have been announced, elected representatives will take office April 1.
For more information about the elections, visit kusa.ca/elections/.