OCTOBER 2019 BY-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.
The vacant positions will be filled by appointment rather than election. If you are interested in any of the positions which are listed below this table, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short personal statement or manifesto that explains who you are and what you’d like to do. Deadline for applications is Friday 8 November 2019.
|NUS DELEGATE (OPEN PLACE)*||#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)||+ TRANSFER||FINAL COUNT||STATUS|
|NUS DELEGATE (Women’s Place)||#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)||+ TRANSFER||FINAL COUNT||STATUS|
|Nina Vallard||43||0||43||Elected to Open Place|
|Re-Open Nominations||1||–||1||RON eliminated in round 1|
|Farnham Campus Executive Officer (HE)||#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)||+ TRANSFER||FINAL COUNT||STATUS|
|Amy Kemp-Jones||4||–||4||Elected to Open Place|
|Rochester Campus Executive Officer (HE)||#1 VOTES (ROUND 1)||+ TRANSFER||FINAL COUNT||STATUS|
*Open place is awarded to the candidate of the Women’s Place position with the second highest vote count.
**Voting ended in perfect tie, with no second choice votes to transfer. Tie break decision was made by coin flip, and Nelly Luckett is duly elected as NUS Delegate (Women’s Place).
The remaining positions for Campus Executive Officer (Canterbury HE & FE, Rochester FE, Epsom HE & FE, Farnham FE) and School Officers will be appointed at a later date.
The remaining position for President Kent will remain vacant until a decision regarding this position has been made.
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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.