Feds Elections


Election results are in

Vote Results are In!

All your results and details are available now in the 2019 Election and Referendum Results Are In! news article.


The Federation of Students is your undergraduate student union, run by students, for students. Every winter term you get to vote for your student representatives for the following year, including your four Feds Executive and Student Councillors. Feds also hosts the election for your student representatives on  University's Senate Opens an external site .

Feel free to reach out to your Feds President for any questions we didn’t answer on this page!

Key dates anchor

Important Dates:

Nomination Period
Oct 26, 2018 – Jan 17, 2019 (closes at 4 p.m.)

Mandatory All Candidates Meeting
Jan 17 at 6 p.m. in the SLC’s Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Interim Period
Jan 17 – Jan 20

Campaign Period
Jan 21 – Feb 7

Voting Period 
Feb 5 (opens at 10 a.m.) – Feb 7 (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

Feb 8

Election Events:

Get to know your candidates at one of this year’s election events. 

Let’s Taco-bout It

Let’s Taco-bout It
Jan 25 // 12 noon – until supplies last
SLC Great Hall

Reddit AMA 2019

Feds Elections: Reddit AMA
Jan 28 // 9am-11:30pm
Jan 30 // 9am-11:30pm
feb 1 // 9am-11:30pm
r/uwaterloo subreddit

The Executive Debate

The Executive Debate
Feb 4 // 2:30-4:30
SLC Great Hall

BOBA and Ballots

BOBA & Ballots
Feb 5 // 10am - until supplies last
SLC Great Hall – Multi-Purpose Room


Learn about your candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Review each race to see a list of who’s running and what their running for.

    Voting Information

    Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we’ve made voting simple. During voting period you can vote online at vote.feds.ca Opens an external site , or at one of the on-campus polling stations. We use a ranked voting system for a fair and more representative election. Check out the short and detailed explanations.


    Allegations & Appeals

    An Allegation is an accusation made that a candidate has done something wrong during the Election period. Allegations are in place to ensure that procedures are being followed and that the election is fair. Candidates are disqualified if they reach 11 points - check out point values in Elections & Referenda Procedures located in the Feds library.

    Appeals are requests from the alleged to change to the Elections and Referenda Officer’s (ERO) official decision.

    Find violation complaint and appeal forms, and during active elections and/or referendums you can view allegations on the Allegations & Appeals page.

    Allegations & Appeals


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    Nominate Yourself


    Interested in running for an election? Take the first step in becoming the next student leader!

    Learn more about Nominations