The provisional date for the 2017 SRC elections was announced in August by the Department of Student Affairs (DSA) and is set for 20 September. Voting will be open from 07:00 to 19:00. Voting will take place on paper ballots due to the scrapping of the much contested proposed e-voting system. However, in a notice posted on clickUP by the DSA, students will be given the opportunity to participate in an online poll on the feasibility of the e-voting system, despite concerns raised by the SRC earlier this year.

The notice posted on clickUP by the DSA also made mention of the fact that a reinterpretation of the CSG will take place during the election season aimed at enhancing its relevance.