Voting for 2017 fall by-election begun on October 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and will close on November 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  In person voting will take place from November 28-30, 2017.  

So if you haven’t voted yet, what are you waiting for?

A message from the Elections Committee

The Office of the Chair of the Elections Committee and Chief Returning Officer

Election Services

cro@sagbc.ca

November 9, 2017

Dear members of the Student Association of George Brown College Community,

The Elections Committee held a meeting today to discuss the ongoing difficulties surrounding the college faculty strike and the fall by-election.  We are very pleased that so many of our members voted thus far in the electoral process, and are grateful for the candidates who have made themselves available to campaign in less than ideal circumstances.  We understand the concerns of many of our members that they do not feel prepared to vote.  We also have concerns that there could be some misunderstanding if the polling stations are held at the same time as that a contract vote is ongoing.

We understand that this election season has been abnormally long, and during the normal course of events, the work of the elections services team would be winding down at this time.  However, we have made a decision to add another two weeks to the electoral cycle, in order to allow for full participation in the elections process.  We have made the following adjustments to ensure that everyone can participate in the elections cycle:

  • Online voting will be extended until November 30, 2017;
  • In person voting will take place from November 28th to November 30th at all main campuses.

When we reviewed the options this was the best option to allow the elections process to be carried out in a fair and just manner and while being fiscally responsible.

We encourage all in the community to vote online at any time using our website http://sagbc.simplyvoting.com.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,

Charles Wilson

Chair of the Elections Committee and Chief Returning Officer

 

 

Student Association Elections

OFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES (Click on name to see bios)

Director of Operations

Brenda Agyei

Kushagra Manchanda

 

St. James Campus Director

Calvin Bartholomew Soto (acclaimed)

 

Waterfront Campus Director

Jolie Taros (acclaimed)

 

Arts, Design and Information Technology Educational Centre Representative

Supitcha Thadi

Jeremy Worrall

 

Business Educational Centre Representative

Kevin Yu (acclaimed)

 

Construction, Engineering Technology Educational Centre Representative

Matthew Mokedanz (acclaimed)

 

Black Students’ Representative

Arnel Fleurant (acclaimed)

 

Women and Trans Students Representative

Jimberly Cotoner (acclaimed)

 

Board of Governors of George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology

Nureisse Khan (acclaimed)

 

 

 


Voter’s Frequently Asked Questions by voters is available in .pdf format 

Frequently Asked Questions by voters

for the  

2017 Fall By-Elections

 of the

Student Association of George Brown College


This Guide provides general information in plain language about the rules contained in the Election By-law and other election regulations. It is not meant to replace the by-laws. For more specific information, please refer to the relevant by-law and regulations which can be found as an appendix to this document.

 

Why is a by-election necessary?

A by-election has been called because a number of positions were not filled in the general election last spring, or have become vacant since the spring election.  For more information on the duties of these positions please see the by-laws of the Student Association of George Brown College available online at www.studentassocation.ca.

 Am I eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are a full time student at George Brown College and have paid the student association fee.  Everyone who is a member of the Student Association of George Brown College can vote for the Director of Operations and the Representative to the Board of Governors of George Brown College.  For campus directors, only those who are in programs on that campus are eligible to vote (for example only Waterfront students can vote for the Waterfront campus director).  For educational centres, only students who are enrolled in those educational centres are eligible to vote are eligible to vote for that representative (for example only health sciences students can vote for the health sciences representative).

What if I am not on the voters list?

Sometime voters who are eligible to vote does not appear on the Voters List provided by George Brown College.  This is not your fault, and does not mean you cannot vote.  In these cases you simply have to go to a polling station and fill out a short form.  Once the form is filled out you will be given a ballot and an envelope.  Elections staff will work with the college to determine if your name should be on the list.

What are the important election dates?

September 28, 2017 – Election Information Session 6:00 p.m. Waterfront Campus

October 2, 2017 – Nominations open, nomination forms available from all student association offices.

October 6, 2017 – Nomination Closes, nomination forms must be returned to any student association office by 2:00 p.m.

October 10, 2017 – All Candidates Meeting – All candidates must attend the meeting at St. James Quiet Lounge at 6:00 p.m.

October 12, 2017 – Campaigning opens at 9:30 a.m.

October 30- November 2, 2017 – Voting is conducted in person and online.

Someone asked me to sign their nomination form, does that mean I have to vote for them?

If someone asks you to sign their nomination form it simply means you support their right to run.  It is not a commitment to vote for them or even support them in the election, it is simply you supporting their place on the ballot for the upcoming election.

Are there going to be debates for this election?

Yes, keep an eye on www.studentassociation.ca/elections for information on the debates.

How and where can I vote?

There will be polling stations operating on all four campuses from October 30th to November 3rd.  Online voting will also be available during that time as well.  Here are where the polling stations will be located:

On Monday, October 30, 2017:

St. James Campus, Kings Lounge                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Student Centre                         10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterfront Campus, Main Lobby                               9:30a.m. -3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017:

St. James Campus, Kings Lounge                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. James Campus, Lower Level (by main cafeteria) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus,   Student Centre                        10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterfront Campus,   Main Lobby                             9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017:

St. James Campus, Kings Lounge                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. James Campus, Culinary School                            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Student Centre                          10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Main Doors                               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterfront  Campus, Main Lobby                              9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 2, 2017:

St. James Campus, Kings Lounge                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. James Campus, Lower Level                                  10a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Student Centre                          10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Main Doors                               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterfront Campus, Main Lobby                               9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ryerson Campus, S.H.E. building, 5th Floor               10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The George Residence, Main lobby                           5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 3, 2017:

St. James Campus, Kings Lounge                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma Campus, Student Centre                         10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterfront Campus, Main Lobby                               9:30a.m. -3:30 p.m.

How can I find out about the candidates?

See www.studentassociation.ca/elections in mid-October for information on the candidates and events.

What if I need assistance voting?

Each polling station will be equipped with the following:

  • Large print ballots.
  • Magnifying sheets to enlarge print.
  • Sufficient space at the voting booths for mobility devices.
  • Chairs (in case of long lines) for electors to sit in while waiting for their ballot.
  • Voter-assist consent/confidentiality agreements for those requiring another person to aid in their voting process.
  • All elections officials will be equipped with identification tags with their name and position listed prominently.
  • Each building will have signage prominently posted directing members to the polling stations.
  • If for any reason you need an alternative voting location, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer (dro@sagbc.ca) to make arrangement an alternative location at least before November 1, 2017.

 

Further the online voting system is fully compliant with all assistive technology. If you need any assistance voting please contact the Deputy Returning Officer (dro@sagbc.ca).

Can the online voting system be hacked?

The Student Association of George Brown College has partnered with a reliable third party to perform online voting during the election.  This company has a system which complies with the highest security needs and the latest technology, and has been used for many elections for student associations, municipalities, and other organizations.   While hacking is not impossible, the latest technology is being used and it is unlikely that any hacking incident will occur.

Do I have to vote online?

No! You can still vote in person! Voting online is your choice for this election.  There will be polling stations for every campus.

 

If you are a student at the George Brown College program at the Young Theatre Centre, then you can vote at St. James Campus.

 

If you are a student at a program hosted at Sunnybrook Hospital you can vote at the polling station at the Waterfront Campus.

 

If you are at a placement you can vote at the polling station where your program is located.

Are you hiring poll officials?

 

Yes, we are!  Please see the posting on our jobs page!

 


CRO Elections Directives

Elections Costs Directive

Polling Station Directive

A DIRECTIVE TO CREATE REGULATIONS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF CANDIDATES DURING THE ELECTION PROCESS


General Election 2017 Archive

The Report of the Chief Returning Officer regarding the 2017 Spring Elections for the Student Association of George Brown College which was held on March 31 to April 7, 2017 

The Results of the 2017 Spring Election for the Student Association of George Brown College which was held on March 31 to April 7, 2017