On January 16th, the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) Executive Board held an information session to promote the work of the organization and opportunities for students in the face of the upcoming General Election. The event was livestreamed on the ASU Facebook page, and took the form of a Q&A panel, with Chief Returning Officer Sacha Russo serving as moderator.
The Q&A focused on the five Executive Board positions. Questions consisted of topics such as the mandates of their positions, what motivated each member to run or apply for their respective positions, what a typical day in their life looks like, and what they most enjoy about their jobs, as well as advice for anyone considering running for their positions. All members encouraged any student who is interested in running for a position on SRC to come speak with them. The livestream can be viewed in its entirety here.
The 2019 ASU General Election will be the first to operate under the newly passed Election Bylaw, also known as Bylaw 3 (Bylaws 1 and 2, the Composition and Committee Bylaws, do not come into force until May 1st of this year). Nominations will open on January 22nd and close on February 1st. Campaigning will begin on February 5th, with voting opening on February 10th at 8:30am and closing on February 14th at 4:30pm.
Mallory Kroll is a fifth year Economics student and Managing Editor of The Athenaeum