Elections

Click here to navigate to the voting page.

The following is a tutorial by former IT Officer Jack Rudski on how to use the SimplyVoting platform.

Please consult the following documents to learn more information, as a candidate and as a voter!​

MSS About Us Page

Election and Campaign Guidelines

Nomination period

Start: August 27, 12:01 PM
End: September 3, 11:59 AM

****Meet the Council**** : If you have any questions and/or would like to run for a position at the MSS, please feel free to reach out to any executive or officer of the MSS through this directory. Each one of us will be happy to fill you in on our position and how our mandate has been so far!You will need to fill the form with signatures of peers willing to endorse your candidature. Please forward the completed form in PDF to mssspringelections2021@gmail.com. You may also submit your candidacy directly to fallelections2021@gmail.com with the 20 MSS members endorsing you included in CC.

Along with your nomination form, you must also submit

  1. Your platform (no word limit),
  2. A picture of yourself, and
  3. 3 bullet points summarizing your platform.

These will be publicized on the website for all voters to view.

Campaign period

Start: September 5, 12:01 PM
Speeches: September 7, 5:00 PM (Speeches will be recorded and posted on the MSS website)
End: September 9, 11:59 AM

Voting period

Reminder: If you are unable to log in to the simply voting website, you will be unable to vote. If you are having any difficulties logging in, please email Ian Langleben, IT Officer, as soon as possible.

Start: September 9, 6:00 PM
End: September 12, 6:00 PM

​Candidates’ platforms are now available on the website.

Voting explained

  • Students from all cohorts elect the Executive Council position
  • Each cohort elects their class council members
  • For a position that has more than 2 candidates, the vote will be single-transferable. This means that you will be able to vote for your top choice, but also for your second choice, third choice, and so-on.
  • For a role that has two positions (Med-1 Class (Social) Representative), each candidate will be voted in separately.
  • Abstention: Choosing to not vote for a position. Abstentions are not counted at all.
Osler’s empty chair (non-confidence) vote

No candidates will be acclaimed in order to have a more democratic process. Even unopposed candidates require a vote of confidence by the MSS student body whereby you can either vote for the sole candidate or for the (figurative) empty chair of Sir William Osler. In the case where the Osler’s empty chair (non-confidence) votes outnumber the votes for the candidate, the candidate will not be elected and the MSS will run by-elections (special elections) to fill the position.


The MSS encourages students with lived experience of discrimination and from underrepresented groups in medicine to apply.