MGA Geographic Unit Elections

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MGA is pleased to launch a simplified Geographic Unit election process effective 17 February 2024 to Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups and Student Branches. On this page you can find various tools, resources and frequently asked questions [link to bottom of page FAQ section] to assist Geographic Unit leaders in executing a successful election that is in compliance with the MGA Operations Manual.

To familiarize yourself with the new process please review the MGA Operations Manual, Section 9.13 Geographic Unit Elections. Training sessions will be scheduled for unit officers throughout 2024. Below you can find an overview of the geographic unit election process key updates.

Required use of electronic voting via vTools voting
  • Removes voting from being held in-person or via mail ballots
  • Process exception for locations that cannot vote electronically
Combine Nominations and Tellers Committee to create one Committee
  • One Election Committee
  • 1 member can be a currect officer, however they cannot be in the Election Committee Chair position
Minimum timeline requirements
  • Call for nominations run for a minimum of 30 days
  • Petitions and endorsements run for a recommended minimum of 30 days
  • Voting to remain open a minimum of 2 weeks
Candidate and voter eligibility date
  • Eligibility date = active as of 30 June
Election start and stop date
  • 1 August Begin
  • 15 December Complete

Effective 17 February 2024 all Sections shall utilize the MGA Nominations Tool for their elections. The Nominations Tool provides an entirely automated process to meet all of your units election and voting needs. All of your necessary communications will populate for you within the tool, and prompt you through each of the election steps. Click here to view the vTools Nominations Process instructions. Use of the Nominations Tool will be available for other units at a later date.

Access the Nominations ToolAccess vTools Voting

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Frequently Asked Questions


Click here to see answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Resources for Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches

Note: Not for Section use

Tool 1

Election Calendar Tool

Download Call for Nominations Announcement template

Call for Nominations Announcement

Download First Slate of Candidates Announcement template

First Slate of Candidates Announcement

Download Email to Section Chair to Ratify the Slate template

Email to Section Chair to Ratify the Slate

Download Single Candidate Approval Communication template

Single Candidate Approval Communication

Download End of Petition Communication template

End of Petition Communication

Download Election Outcome Communication - Candidate Selected template

Election Outcome Communication - Candidate Selected

Download Election Outcome Communication - Candidate NOT Selected template

Election Outcome Communication - Candidate NOT Selected

Download Final Election Results Announcement template

Final Election Results Announcement