By Chris Yee
The results for the Kwantlen Student Association’s 2011 general election and Multipass referendum were unofficially released on Monday, Feb. 7.
The official election results are pending submission of campaign expenses and a report from the chief returning officer, Fred Schiffner, who said the report should be released Feb. 14.
The elections were held online, and according to Schiffner, produced the highest turnout rate since the court-ordered general elections of 2006.
However, the anonymity of the online election process raises potential questions about the validity of the results and possible abuses of the system.
Schiffner said he will be reporting on the pros and cons of the online election system.
The results for the 2011 KSA general election and Multipass referendum are as follows:
– MultiPass passed:
2542 – yes
1373 – no
International Liaison – Gurbaksh Dhaliwal
Mature Liaison – Robert Kovacic,
Students of Colour Liaison Jonathan Del Val
First Nations Liaison – Melinda Bige
Queer Liaison – Lydia Luk
Disabilities – Liaison Arora Aastha
Director of Operations:
Justine Franson – 1138
Matt Todd – 848
Jamil Nasrawi – 430.
Director of External Affairs:
Bobby Padda – 1217
Matthew DiMera – 609
Ashley Fehr – 607.
Director of Finance:
Nina Sandhu – 1254
Kan Wu – 747
Sharif Ali’s 407
Director of Academic Affairs:
Jaspinder Ghuman – 1042
Nicole Joe – 804
Christopher Girodat – 497
Director of Events and Student Life:
Tarun Takhar – 759
Reena Bali – 633
Davinder (Danny) Chohan – 402
Shanal Prasad’s 291
Doug Hinshe – 259
For brevity, The Runner has omitted the campus council results from this article. Full results can be seen outside the KSA main offices on Surrey campus (G1240).