GM Week 2019 Candidate Information

Every year, The Polytechnic produces a special Grand Marshal Week issue that provides information about the week’s festivities and gives the opportunity for candidates for student government offices to present themselves to the student body. Inclusion in this special issue is completely voluntary, although we feel that it is a valuable and efficient way to reach a large number of voters, and we encourage all candidates to take advantage of it. The special issue will be published and distributed across campus on Monday, March 28, 2019.

The Polytechnic will not be doing its traditional endorsements process this year. We will still interview the GM, PU, and UP candidates as part of our elections coverage. These interviews will be recorded and candidates should expect at least a partial transcript of them to be released online. This decision was explained in a staff editorial published on March 13

Dates and deadlines

  • Grand Marshal, President of the Union, and Undergraduate President candidates must sign up for interviews by Thursday, March 14 at 6 pm by filling out this form.
  • Candidate profiles and questionnaires must be received by Thursday, March 14 at 6 pm.
  • Portraits for all candidates must be taken by Thursday, March 21 at 6 pm. You can sign up for portraits by filling out this form.

Late submissions may or may not be accepted, at the discretion of the Poly Editorial Board. Please refer to the Candidate Information Packet for further details, or contact us at

Candidate Information Packet