ELECTIONS

By-Elections

Your UPEI Student Union is running a by-election for 2021-2022 council representatives! If you’re interested in running, please fill out a nomination form online (linked below) or pick one up from our office in the W.A. Murphy Centre!

2021 By-Election Dates
Nominations: September 27th to October 8th
Campaigning Period: October 9th to October 25th
Voting: October 26 and 27th

Note: No person having been removed from a Council position by impeachment shall be eligible for nomination to any council position for two years following his/her impeachment.

View your current Executives and Councillors.

Contact: Chief Returning Officer, cro@upeisu.ca

Introducing Simply Voting

This is the software used by UPEI to conduct online voting. It makes voting more convenient, less costly and friendlier on the environment.

How Simply Voting works:

  1. Access your voting page by the link on the homepage of myUPEI, or access the link directly to get back to the welcome page. Then, submit your Elector ID (UPEI username) and Password (UPEI Pin).
  2. If your login was successful, you will be shown a menu listing all current ballots in which you are eligible to vote. If you have not yet voted, you may click on the ballot name and an electronic ballot will appear.
  3. Once you submit a ballot, the results are encrypted and stored in a database. Your Elector ID is then flagged as “voted” and will not be eligible to vote on this ballot again.

Privacy and Information:

 

Simply Voting was designed from the ground-up to eliminate the risk of electoral fraud. Voters who bypass authentication or have already voted are denied access to the ballot, and ballots are checked for validity before being accepted. Nobody could ever find out what a particular voter has voted as the results are stored anonymously.

 

Communication between your computer and our website is encrypted with TLS 1.2. Our servers are “hardened” and are routinely subjected to PCI Compliance security scans. Our application code adheres to guidelines set out by the Open Web Application Security Project.

For more information:
Please contact vessey@upei.ca

Past Candidates’ Posters

Below you will be able to see posters from past years’ candidates! Keep note of how they were designed, we are sure you’ll come up with even more creative and new designs!