Elections

Every March, the Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic holds an annual general election for all student government positions: President (1), Vice President Academic (1), Vice President External (1), and Councillors (12).  If there are any Executive Council vacancies between the general election and the middle of the fall term, a by-election will be held in November to fill the vacancies. Councillor positions will be filled as per the Councillor Vacancies Policy.

SARDP is a crucial element to your life as a student, and your elected officials go above and beyond to make your student life the best one possible.

Do you want to be involved in the SA but missed the elections? Volunteering is a great way to be active in the SA.

Nominations are now OPEN for Vice President External!

Nominations open: 9am, September 2
Nominations close: 4pm, October 19

*Submit completed nomination packages to sagov@rdpolytech.ca*

Available Positions

  • Vice President External (1)

If you’re interested in running for the position of Vice President External, pick up your nomination package today from the SA office (room 2010) or download a copy here. After completing the package, submit it electronically or in person to our Governance & Student Support Coordinator, Brittany Lausen, at sagov@rdpolytech.ca.

Eligibility

Interested in a Student Councillor position?

As per SARDC bylaw 6.5.1, any Member of the Association may let their name stand for a Councillor position unless they are a full-time employee of the Association. Further criteria include:

  • enrollment in at least 3 College credits
  • be in good academic standing

For more information, please visit the SARDC bylaws article VI.

How about Executive Council?

As per SARDC bylaw 7.4.1, any Member of the Association may let their name stand as a candidate for Executive Council if:

  • they have achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 during the most previous Fall term, and
  • they have not previously served three elected terms as an Association Executive. However, one may let their name stand as a candidate if four years have elapsed since serving their third elected term.

For more info, please visit the SARDC bylaws article VII.

If you have any questions about the nomination and election process or Councillor and Executive Council responsibilities, contact Brittany Lausen at sagov@rdpolytech.ca.