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Potential student representatives are campaigning for your vote this week, vying for seats on the Representation Executive Council (REC). These are Mount Royal students – just like you! – who are eager to make a difference on campus. Student representatives have enormous power to shape and enrich your student experience; whether they’re sitting on non-academic committees on campus or lobbying the government for better access to student loans, members of REC are always working to make sure the student voice is heard.
So the role of student representative is kind of a big deal. And that means, if you’re a credit student, you have a pretty important job, too: vote! Since student representatives are bringing the student voice to municipal, provincial, and federal levels of governments, it’s critical that you pick the candidates that you feel best represent your interests and perspectives.
Make sure you’re in the know before you hit the polls
There’s four positions on the Representation Executive Council: President, Vice-President External, Vice-President Academic, and Vice-President Student Life. Each position manages a different aspect of student affairs, and they manage their own portfolios of interests and strengths.
To give you the best chance of learning about each candidates’ platform, we’ve organized a Candidates’ Debate on Wednesday, February 24 at 12:00 p.m. on the Wyckham House Main Stage. There, you can meet the candidates, hear their platforms, and ask questions.
If you can’t make the debate, you can see all the candidates’ platforms online, or you can keep an eye out for your printed elections supplement, available in newspaper stands throughout Wyckham House after February 20.
Time to vote!
Online voting for the 2016 Representation Executive Council Elections opens right here at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
In-person voting stations will be set up at the East and West Gates February 29 – March 2. Voting stations will be available:
- Monday, February 29, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 1, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Don’t forget: your vote matters! Voting brings students together, and the campus community is stronger when everyone is involved in the democratic process. So what are you waiting for? Get out there, find out more about the candidates, and cast your vote!