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UTGSU 2020-2021 Executive By-Elections

Election Results

Below are the results of the UTGSU 2020 By-Elections:

Sarah Alam has been voted in as the Internal Commissioner

AnNoura Compaore has been voted in as the Finance Commissioner

Elections Timeline

The Elections and Referenda Committee approved the following dates to be effective for the 2020-2021 UTGSU Executive By-Elections:
– Nomination Period Opens: October 1st 2020 (12:01 am)
– Nomination Period Closes: October 16th 2020 (11:59 pm)
– All-Candidates Meeting: October 17th, 2020 (11:30 am)
– Campaigning begins on: October 22nd 2020 (12:01 am)
– Voting Begins on: October 26th 2020 (12:01 am)
– Campaigning Ends on: November 1st 2020 (11:59 pm)
– Voting Ends on: November 1st 2020 (11:59 pm)

How to Run in this By-Election

Interested applicants must write to the CRO directly at: cro@utgsu.ca

In your application include your name, email address, phone number, student number and name of program. Applications without a contact phone number will be rejected.

Because of the pandemic the CRO and Elections Committee have waived the requirements for candidates to be nominated by other students. You can send a Candidate Statement up to 700 words with your application. If your statement is over 700 words then only the first 700 words will be included. It is up to you to decide how much of the allotted 700 words you wish to use.

Please include a photo of yourself with the application. Your photo will not be posted on any website. Voters will be able to see your photo once they log into Simplyvoting. Members of the general public will not be able to see your photo.

The CRO has the right to change dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Executive Position Descriptions

You can find the Internal and Finance Commissioner job duties in the UTGSU Bylaw (starting at page 33) by clicking here.


Voting in the 2020-2021 UTGSU Executive By-Elections will be taking place online. You can vote online in the elections using your UTORid and Password. Only Graduate Students from the University of Toronto can vote in this By-Election. Voting begins on October 26th at 12:01 am. Voting closes on November 1st at 11:59 pm. If you attempt to vote outside of the allotted time you will receive an error message. On October 26th UTGSU members will receive an invitation email from SimplyVoting to cast their ballots. Alternatively UTSGU members can vote using the link below during the allotted time.


This year there are 16 candidates running for Internal Commissioner. You will be required to rate each candidate from first choice to sixteenth choice.

There are 10 candidates running for Finance Commissioner. You will be required to rate each candidate from first choice to tenth choice.

If you do not rate all the candidates you will receive an error message. The ranking system must be used according to the UTGSU Bylaws. If you have any concerns you can contact the Chief Returning Officer at: cro@utgsu.ca

Questions or Concerns?

For more information, please contact the UTGSU Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Adrian Aziz, at cro@utgsu.ca.

Election and Referenda Committee (ERC) Rulings