Fall Election 2017


Member of the University of Toronto community

Election Process

In order to run in this election, there is a 2-step process that you must go through:

  1. Executive Application – You must complete the Executive Application in order to request for candidacy during this election. In this application, you will be asked to choose your primary and secondary desired position. In the case that you are not elected for the primary position, though not mandatory, you have the opportunity to run again for the second position. The Executive Application is due on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m 
  2. Speech – You must show up on the election day (Friday, September 22nd, 2017 from 5pm – 7pm at SS1086) and make a speech in front of the UTFOLD audience. If you fail to show up on election day, you will be automatically disqualified from the election. As for the structure of a speech, it usually consists of a self-intro, your qualifications, goals and platform for the club if elected, and anything else that you feel will impress your audience all under the time limit of 2 minutes. Your audience consists of active UTFOLD members, current executives, and coordinators. Remember, your audience may ask questions after your speech.

Description of All Open Executive Positions

Secretary (1)

i. shall keep the paperwork of the committee in order, including taking minutes at executive meetings and any administrative duties, such as filling out all club-related applications and documentations
ii. shall manage the UTFOLD membership list and members’ contact information with the President

Webmaster/Director of Communications (1)
i. shall maintain and update the UTFOLD website, Flicker, Twitter, and Facebook group to facilitate effective communication between the executive committee and the general club members
ii. shall manage the listserv and send out regular email communications to members
iii. shall work closely with the Director of Art to increase club’s online visibility and co-produce all online promotional related materials

Treasurer/Director of Finances (1)
i. shall prepare a year-end report
ii. shall work with the President in creating all budgets and UTSU and Engsoc budget applications, and co-manage financial accounts with the President
iii. shall manage expenses, purchases, reimbursements, and other financial matters

Director of Art (1)
i. shall steer the creative direction of the group
ii. shall work with the committee on promoting awareness of UTFOLD events (through creating advertisements
such as banners, posters, flyers, etc.)
iii. shall work in cooperation with the Webmaster to promote a positive club image through social media

1st Year Rep (1)
i. shall promote the club among their peers
ii. shall bring input from their peers to the executive committee
iii. shall work closely with the vice president

2nd Year Rep
i. shall promote the club among their peers
ii. shall bring input from their peers to the executive committee
iii. shall provide assistance as needed to the president

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ut.fold@gmail.com

The date of the UTFOLD Spring 2017 Election is set on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 5 p.m, SS1086. Best of luck to all those who are seeking candidacy in this election!

To apply, visit: https://utfold.com/electionapp/