Nomination Guidelines

Nomination Guidelines

You may nominate yourself or someone can nominate another individual (upon receipt of enough signatures). An individual can only accept and run for ONE executive position. An individual can run for AMS executive and either the Senate or the Board of Governors.

Successful nomination requires the collection of no less than fifty nominators for executive positions. SLFS, BOG, and Senate are less. These nominators MUST be active members of the society (registered students) and their eligibility will be confirmed with the UBC registrar. YOU MUST HAVE FIFTY VALID SIGNATURES FOR YOUR CANDIDACY TO BE APPROVED – GET EXTRAS. Highly recommended you get your forms in early.

The final day for submitting nominations is at 2PM the day of the All-Candidates Meeting. No exceptions will be made for this deadline. The All-Candidates meeting is a requirement for running in the election and takes place at 5PM Friday February 17th. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting, you must arrange a time to meet with the Elections Administrator. On this day, you will learn all detailed information about campaign rules, spending rules, etc.

Expenditure/Reimbursement Limits:

The maximum expenditure for candidates running in the AMS executive, UBC Board of Governors, and UBC Senate races is $500.

The upper reimbursement level for a candidate’s campaign expenses is $350 and the partial reimbursement level for a candidate’s campaign expenses is $150.

To receive the upper reimbursement level in the AMS Executive, UBC Senate, and UBC Board of Governors races, candidates must receive at least 10% of the total number of votes in their race divided by the number of candidates in the race. To receive partial reimbursement, candidates must receive at least 2% of the total number of votes cast in their race, divide by the number of candidates.

The maximum expenditure in the Student Legal Fund Society(SLFS) race is $75. There is no reimbursement for candidates in the SLFS race.


Outside the Official Campaign Period (February 27th – March 10th), public campaigning, including but not limited to the forms of campaigning below, shall be prohibited:

  1. Postering
  2. Classroom announcements
  3. Announcements on listservs or websites
  4. Public Speaking, especially when amplified by megaphones, microphones, or other similar devices
  5. Distributing buttons, leaflets, brochures, handbills, food or drink
  6. Distributing or wearing T-shirts with campaign slogans or other campaign messages on them
  7. Mass mailings, including e-mail mass mailings
  8. Mass social media invites, including Facebook mass invites

Only the following activities are permitted outside of the campaign period:

  1. Private communication concerning election plans, including but not limited to private communication by means of:
    1. In-person conversations
    2. Email
    3. Letters sent by regular mail
    4. Telephone conversations
    5. Private social media messaging
  2. The circulation of nomination forms and other reasonable measures taken to fulfill the nomination requirements.
  3. The publication of letters to the editor or articles written by or on behalf of candidates in a media outlet.
  4. Responding to inquiries from the media about elections plans.