MARCH 2016 ELECTION RESULTS

Manifestos can be read by clicking or tapping on the candidate’s name.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW VOTING WORKS?

All this information can be found at the bottom of the page.

CANTERBURY POSITION #1 VOTES +TRANSFER STATUS
Ellie Webb Campus Officer 224 N/A ELECTED
Re-Open Nominations Campus Officer 13 N/A
EPSOM POSITION #1 VOTES +TRANSFER STATUS
Sneha Biyani Campus Officer 45 0 Eliminated in round 2
Silviu Doroftei Campus Officer 94 +9 ELECTED
Connor Willis Campus Officer 73 +15
Re-Open Nominations Campus Officer  1 N/A Eliminated in round 1
FARNHAM POSITION #1 VOTES +TRANSFER STATUS
Becky Dann Campus Officer 121 +46 ELECTED
Chelsea Hobman Campus Officer 116 +42
Fran Jackson Campus Officer 60 +11 Eliminated in round 5
Surton Kunda Campus Officer 43 +7 Eliminated in round 4
Lee-Anne Lawrance Campus Officer 41 +5 Eliminated in round 3
Nicolas Lennon Campus Officer 39 +1 Eliminated in round 2
Re-Open Nominations Campus Officer 1 N/A Eliminated in round 1
ROCHESTER POSITION #1 VOTES +TRANSFER STATUS
Ayunie Adiana Andi Djohar Campus Officer 44 N/A Eliminated in round 2
Tasmin Brindley Campus Officer 147 +14 ELECTED
Scarlett Hooper Campus Officer 131 +7
Re-Open Nominations Campus Officer 5 Eliminated in round 1
FOUR CAMPUS POSITION #1 VOTES +TRANSFER STATUS
Lili Derand Student Trustee 173 N/A ELECTED in round 1
Tyler Mainsville Student Trustee 21 +10 ELECTED in round 3
Kinga Wazydrag Student Trustee N/A  N/A WITHDRAWN
Jess Wills Student Trustee 41 +20 ELECTED in round 2
Re-Open Nominations Student Trustee 7 +3
Mike Barrett Student Trustee (Post-Graduate) 126 N/A ELECTED in round 1
Re-Open Nominations Student Trustee (Post-Graduate) 5 N/A
Rebecca Alexander Student Governor 36 +1 Eliminated in round 4
Adeola Elugbadebo-Solomons Student Governor 105 +10
Florangys Fuentes Paul Student Governor 19 +0 Eliminated in round 3
Tyler Mainsville Student Governor 11 +0 Eliminated in round 2
Tomm Morton Student Governor 116 +12 ELECTED in round 5
Kinga Wazydrag Student Governor N/A N/A WITHDRAWN
Re-Open Nominations Student Governor 1 N/A Eliminated in round 1
George Brabham NUS Delegate 28 +13.42
Florangys Fuentes Paul NUS Delegate 28 +11.28 Eliminated in round 4
Charlotte Lawrence NUS Delegate 103 N/A ELECTED in round 1
Tyler Mainsville NUS Delegate 8 +1.38 Eliminated in round 3
Andrew Pantling NUS Delegate 55 +9.28 ELECTED in round 5
Re-Open Nominations NUS Delegate 0 +1.3 Eliminated in round 2
REFERENDUM “Do you agree to amend out students democratic structures to involve a campus and academic executive committees?”
Yes 171
No 4
Abstain 9
Motion passes
REFERENDUM “Do you agree with the proposed changes to the constitution and bye laws to reflect this new structure?”
Yes 140
No 7
Abstain 24
Motion passes

 

 

How Voting Works

UCASU runs a system of voting called Single Transferable Vote (STV). This means voters have more opportunities to make their vote count.We ask voters to rank candidates in order of their preference. The candidate ranked 1st is the voter’s favourite choice.

Let’s imagine I wanted to have an official favourite 90s Disney film for the students’ union office. I ask all the Union staff and sabbs to give their preferences. They would fill in a ballot slip that looks something like this.

CandidatePreference
Aladdin
Lion King
Mulan
Tarzan
Re-Open Nominations (RON)

I fill in my ballot slip with Lion King as my first choice (because it’s awesome!)I also put Tarzan is my 5th choice, below Re-Open Nominations. This is because I think there are better 90s Disney Films than Tarzan like for example Pocahontas. So if my first, second and third choice don’t win, my fourth choice is for the whole election to start again and for new candidates to be looked for.

My ballot slip looks like this:

CandidatePreference
Aladdin3
Lion King1
Mulan2
Tarzan5
Re-Open Nominations (RON)4

For one of the films to win, it would need 50% of the total votes plus 1. So total votes here is 14 (all the union staff and officers) which means  14/2 + 1 = 8. So for a film to win it needs 8 votes.

Here are the results:

CandidateStage 1 - Number of Votes
Aladdin2
Lion King7
Mulan2
Tarzan2
Re-Open Nominations (RON)1

As you can see, in the first stage, Lion King has 7 votes in the first round, which isn’t enough to win.What we then do is eliminate the candidate with the lowest votes – in this case, Re-Open Nominations, which has one vote.

We then look at this voter’s ballot paper. They voted for Re-Open Nominations 1st and Lion King 2nd. As the second preference, this vote transfers to the Lion King and the new results look like this:

CandidateStage 1 - Number of VotesStage 2 - Number of Votes
Aladdin22
Lion King78 - ELECTED
Mulan22
Tarzan22
Re-Open Nominations (RON)1ELIMINATED

As you can see, in these elections, 2nd preferences are often extremely important. They can completely change elections – sometimes the candidate with the most votes in the first round of voting is overtaken in second round because of transferred votes.

Who’s RON?

If you don’t like any of the options, remember – you can always vote to Re-Open Nominations (RON). If RON wins, we’ll re-run the election process for this position.


Why do we use STV?

Single Transferable Voting, wastes fewer votes – the person who voted for Tarzan is not ignored because they voted for an unpopular candidate, their second choice decides the election!So basically, STV, gives voters more opportunities to influence the election and let’s them get their second or third preference when they can’t get their first.This means that voters do not have to vote tactically – they can just choose their favourite.

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