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Voting in the Council Election

We partner with Big Pulse to administer Council elections while maintaining the highest standards for security and accuracy. Votes are administered through Big Pulse’s computer system which is independent from the College.

What voters need to know

  • Eligible voters will receive an email from Big Pulse that provides access to an online ballot.

  • Voters may access the ballot from desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. The whole process should take just a couple of minutes.

  • Each voter can only vote once. Once a ballot is submitted, the vote may not be changed. Voters will receive an email confirmation from Big Pulse confirming your vote has been received.

  • If, according to our records, more than one voter shares an email address, Big Pulse will send unique links to that address so each member can vote. 

  • Votes may be submitted until 2:00 pm on December 9, 2020 when the online voting system will close.

  • Big Pulse will report the results of the election to the College.

  • The College Registrar will advise all candidates of the result of the election in their district either by phone or by email.

  • The names of the successful candidates for all districts will be posted on the College’s website after the candidates have been advised and the results are final – about one week following the election.

Technical Advice

  • Emails from Big Pulse should be delivered to your inbox. Check your Junk or Spam folder to ensure they are not misplaced. We advise adding Big Pulse as a safe sender in advance by adding to your safe sender list. Please check with your email service provider if you require additional assistance.

  • Extensive testing was completed to ensure a smooth user experience. If any technical support is required, Big Pulse offers user support by contacting 1-855-558-8090 and should return phone calls with the answer to user’s inquiries within a few hours of receipt.