Each year, the LALSS ordinarily holds two elections conducted by our Chief Returning Officers. In the fall, our 1L, 2L and 3L Representatives are elected to fill our Academic and Social Committees. Reps are confirmed in their roles on October 1 and onboarded through October. Executive elections occur in the Winter, with roles confirmed on May 1 after a four-week transition period.

LALSS Elections

2022-23 Executive Candidates

The following candidates have been nominated to run in these elections (link to personal statements):

President

  • Kian Rastegar

  • Shany Raitsin

  • Ananta Sriram

 

Vice-President, Academic Affairs and Governance

  • Morgan Sutherland

  • Adam Binhammer

  • Lia Douglas

Vice-President, Social & External Affairs

  • Jordan Tully

 

Vice-President of Finance

  • Sam Chams

How to Vote

In the executive elections, all students from all cohorts will be able to vote for one candidate for each position. Positions with one candidate will proceed by confirmation vote, requiring 50%+1 yes votes to succeed.

 

Voting for the LALSS elections is held electronically, and unique ballot links will be sent to each student by our CROs when polls open. Keep an eye out for the ballot in your inbox on March 9, and email ryersonlawcro@gmail.com if you have any issues.

Term Length & Eligibility

The LALSS Winter Elections will elect four of our Executive council members, who will serve from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

Our Constitution stipulates that none of our Executives are permitted to be an executive on any student organization. Student organization executives and LALSS Year Representatives can run in these elections, but must vacate their positions prior to the May 1 confirmation date if they are successfully elected.

 

Roles up for Election

The following roles are currently up for election: 

  • President

  • Vice-President,  Academic Affairs and Governance

  • Vice-President, Social & External Affairs

  • Vice-President of Finance

Note: The Vice-President Equity is elected by the EDI Council and serves the same term as the other VPs

 

See our About Page for more info about how these roles fit into the LALSS. If you are interested in one of these roles and would like to learn more, we also encourage you to reach out to the current serving members.

Candidate Forms

The candidate registration and nomination period for these elections is between February 24 and Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

 

If you are interested in running for an Executive role, the nomination and registration process is as follows:

  1. Using this nomination form, find 7 of your colleagues who are willing to second your nomination (Please note that typed initials and/or signatures are suitable).

  2. Fill-out this registration form and attach your completed nomination form at the bottom before the deadline.

Important Dates

Key dates are also on our Events calendar

  • Nomination Period - Thursday, February 24 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, March 1 at 11:59 pm

  • All Candidates Meeting - Thursday, March 3 at 12:00pm (Zoom link to be provided to candidates)

  • Campaign Period - Wednesday, March 2nd at 12:01pm to Tuesday, March 8th at 11:50pm

  • All-candidates debate - Monday, March 7th at 8:00pm (Zoom link on Events calendar and Discord)

  • Voting period - Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 PM to Friday, March 11 at 11:59 PM

Rules

Candidates should read and familiarize themselves with BY-LAW 100: LALSS ELECTIONS PROCEDURE. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to these rules.

 

Contact

The Chief Returning Officers Angela Bala and Thaj Selvanathan are available 7 days a week (and as many hours a day as possible) to fulfill all of your electoral needs. Don't ever hesitate to email them any questions and concerns at ryersonlawcro@gmail.com