Chief Returning Officer

Position: Chief Returning Officer
Term: Academic Year of 2022/2023
Start Date: September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, 4:00pm EST

Are you interested in student government, advocacy, and policy? Are you organized, accountable, and impartial? If so, this job may be for you!

AUSU is hiring a Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to run our upcoming elections!

The CRO is responsible for the overall logistical administration of AUSU elections. The CRO’s
responsibilities will include the following:

  • Obtaining a voters list from the Algoma University Registrar in order to verify a voter’s identity.
  • Prepare and maintain the voter registration database.
  • Organize and run the All Candidates Meeting(s).
  • Organize and run the All Candidates Debate.
  • Verify all nomination forms have valid signatures.
  • Approval of all campaigning material.
  • Adjudicate and provide rulings on complaints filed by candidates during the electoral process.
  • Publicly display election results and certify results as legally binding after giving a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours from the posting of the results for appeals.
  • Prepare the CRO’s report to be presented to the Board for ratification.
  • Support request for reimbursement of election campaign expenses.
  • Hiring and training of the DRO (Deputy Returning Officer).
  • Write a training and guidance manual for the upcoming CRO.

The qualifying candidate must be an AU student during the 2022-23 academic year.

The remuneration for this position will be paid by honorarium (a maximum of $500 depending on performance) for each semester. The term for this position will begin on September 1, 2022 and end on April 30, 2023.

Please email your resume to by Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Chief Returning Officer


Academic Year of 2022/2023

Application Deadline

October 5, 2022

Start Date