Compared to previous years, there's a larger number of candidates vying for spots on the student senate this year.
It's the time of year again when students care the most about the USC and get to vote for next year's exec and councillors.
There's one message that remains consistent between last year and this year’s USC contenders: the promise to engage more students.
What is the 20 per cent? 20 per cent is the rough average of students who vote in student elections at Western every year. It is also the name of the Gazette's 2017 elections blog.
Turnout has flat-lined. Last year, 21.6 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots for a slate — and that was a three-year high.
There is definitely something interesting happening on the sidelines which can have a powerful effect on the results of this election.
But do these colours mean anything? Is there one campaign shade to rule them all?
Team Tobi’s platform revolves around their understanding of student needs.
Anooshae Janmohammad and Mohammad Hussain make up Team Jan/Mohammad. Their vision focuses on open discussion with emphasis on club reform, mental health and student inclusivity.
Team DiBrina's platform is a comprehensive one and focuses on many reform goals within the USC itself.