It’s everyone’s favourite time of year! No, not midterm season, it’s time for the MES General Election! Get involved by running for a position on the MES Council and working through the MES to better the lives of your fellow Engineering students.
The nomination period opens on February 7th and will remain open until 5:30 PM on February 27th. To nominate yourself, fill out the Elected Position Nomination Form and submit it to the CRO mailbox in the BLUE Lounge (JHE 121) before the end of the nomination period. There will be brief meetings held the nights of February 26th and 27th for all nominees to review the campaign rules.
Campaigning will begin on February 27th at 7 PM, and end March 6th at 11:59 PM. During campaigning, each candidate will have posters up around campus, and most will have Facebook events or pages for you to follow where you can ask them questions about their campaign. Each candidate’s platform synopsis can be found below and there will be a Meet ‘n’ Greet session held on March 6th at 7-9 PM in JHE A114, where you can stop in and talk to each candidate in person. The voting will be via online ballot, sent to your McMaster email, starting March 7th at 12:01 AM and ending March 9th at 4 PM.
Descriptions of the responsibilities of each elected position can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about the elections process don’t hesitate to send an email to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides elected positions there are many other ways to get involved with MES Council. Appointed positions, which include coordinators, administrative personnel and editors are selected later in March by the incoming executive team. The application period for appointed positions will open March 13th.