April 2021 PRESIDENT ELECTION RESULTS

The candidates have campaigned long and hard and we’re proud to announce the results of our annual election. The candidates are listed alphabetical by surname and the table shows the number of first preference votes, followed by transfers. The final count is then shown, next to the outcome.

Statistics are shown below the table of results.

President Kent Candidates

#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)

+ TRANSFER

FINAL COUNT

STATUS

Courtney-Jade Cooper 38 38 Eliminated in round 2
Sol Gjøines 121 - 121 Elected
Admire Ncube 109 +2 111 Eliminated in round 3
Re-Open Nominations 7 7 Eliminated in round 1
         

President Surrey Candidates

#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)

+ TRANSFER

FINAL COUNT

STATUS

Gaebriel Min 173 173 Elected
Rafiya Williams 137 137 Not elected
Re-Open Nominations 10 10 Not elected
         

WHY DO WE USE STV?

Single Transferable Voting, wastes fewer votes – the person who votes for a less popular candidate is not ignored, their second choice is taken into account so their vote is still used even if their first preference loses. 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.