Rector debate to take place on Sept. 28

Info-session saw two students in attendance 

Voting to run on Oct.1-2. 
On Sept. 7, the AMS held its first rector info-session for interested candidates.  
During the session, AMS Secretariat Laura Devenny and Chief Electoral Officer Erica Johnson led the meeting. Hosted over Zoom, a total of two students attended the session.
“The rector serves as a resource for students at Queen’s through their office hours and their virtual and in-person office hours on academic issues, legal issues and housing resources,” Johnson said.  
According to Johnson, the rector is available for any discussion on course curriculum, thoughts on tuition, and other advocacy projects. 
“The rector is the first student leader you see at orientation week and the last student seat at convocation.”
Campaigns should run predominantly online from Sept. 23-30. All validated candidates can publicize and promote their campaign upon receiving approvals from the election team. 
“All candidates are encouraged to explore creative means to advertise and connect with all the AMS community,” Johnson said. 
Candidates are required to follow a set of campaign policies. 
“All disputes regarding violation of AMS elections and policies will be submitted in a way that is determined by the elections team,” Johnson said. 
The rector candidates’ debate will take place online on Sept. 28. Students will be voting via email ballot between Oct. 1-2 through a preferential ballot system. Results of the election will be posted at 10 p.m. on Oct. 2. 

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