The Students’ Association of Medicine Hat College (SAMHC) is the voice for all students on campus as well as in provincial forums. Representatives from the SAMHC sit on the MHC General Academic Council and the Medicine Hat College Board of Governors. Two elections take place each year to fill the positions within SAMHC; Executive Elections & Council Elections.

Right to Vote/Why Vote:

Students pay a yearly fee to the Students’ Association in return for us providing a variety of services including a low cost Health & Dental Plan, Peer Support Centre, Student Appeals, Clubs, and much more!

It is important for students to either run for a position to shape the school, or at the very least, learn about the candidates that do run and vote in the person you feel best suited. Voting is important because the students that are elected represent all students of MHC and will make major decisions on your behalf, similar to a provincial or federal government election.

Election Times:

Elections for the Executive Council of the SAMHC are held in March of each year and the Executive Council members hold their positions, which are paid, from May 1 until April 30 of each year.

The Executive Council takes direction from the Students’ Association Council, a chief decision making body comprised of six or more elected student representatives.

The elections for positions of the Students’ Association Council take place in September, and these positions are open to any Student of Medicine Hat College.

How To Run:

Stop by the SA office to pick up an election package or email our VP Internal at sa_internal@mhc.ab.ca


Election results are tabulated using electronic platforms. A CRO (Chief Returning Officer) & DRO (Deputy Returning Officer). These two unbiased individuals read the confidential results from the polling and announce the results of each election to the candidates! SAMHC issues the results to the student body via email after the elections.

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