Scheduled Elections are held at the Spring General Meeting in March/April to elect members of the Executive for the upcoming year. Executives serve their term in office from May 1st to April 30th of the following year.

Unscheduled By-Elections may be called if new positions are added to the Executive mid-way through the year or if a position becomes vacant due to resignation or impeachment.

Each Election is overseen and administered by a Chief Electoral Officer and at least one Deputy Electoral Officer. Hiring for these positions begins in early to mid-February, with appointments being made by the Executive before each election. Learn more about the hiring of Electoral Officers.

Electoral Code

The CU FIRST Electoral Code, excerpted from Article VIII of the CU FIRST Constitution, outlines all rules and regulations governing our elections. The full document can be found below:

Current Election

There is currently no active election. A by-election for the Vice President – External Position will be run in the fall at the discretion of the executive.

Any Full Member (enrolled at Carleton University for the 2020/21 school year) can become a Candidate for the position if they are Nominated by themselves or another Member. Nominations can be sent to the Chief Electoral Officer via Email at: elections@cufirst.ca

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, and in accordance with the current Social Distancing policies implemented by Carleton University and Ottawa Public Health, the By-Elections will take place virtually via Web Conference. Meeting details will be provided closer to the day of an election.

Questions, comments, or electoral complaints can be forwarded to Sayfullah Eid, the Chief Electoral Officer.

Regularly-scheduled elections for all Executive Positions will take place at the next Spring General Meeting in March/April 2021.

Past Election Results

Spring 2020 Election

Electoral Officers

Chief Electoral Officer: Mackenzie Willis

Deputy Electoral Officer: Alex Churcher


Spring 2019 Election

Electoral Officers

Chief Electoral Officer: Anthony Caliciuri

Deputy Electoral Officer: Elisabeth Wood


Spring 2018 Election

Electoral Officers


Spring 2017 Election

Electoral Officers


Fall 2016 By-Election


Spring 2016 Election

  • President
    • Successful Candidate: Alex Wilcox
    • Result: Acclaimed
  • Vice President – Internal
    • Successful Candidate: Anthony Caliciuri
    • Result: Acclaimed
  • Vice President – External
    • Successful Candidate: Gabrielle Genereux
    • Result: Acclaimed