Council elections

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Council Elections 2014

Election by the students

Nominations for the election of a student member to the University Council closed on Wednesday 24 September at 5pm. Three nominations were received.

The candidates for this election are:

An election will be conducted electronically and the candidates will be elected according to the votes cast by the single transferable vote (STV) system.

All students are included on the Student Roll and are eligible to vote in the election.  The Student Roll will close at 5 pm on Thursday 2 October.

Electronic voting

Voting instructions will be sent in early October to students at their preferred University email address.  Students are invited to cast their votes once they receive voting documents, before the closing of the polls.

The polls will close at 5pm on Wednesday 15 October 2014.

The voting site is an external site on a secure server owned by electionz.com, which the University has contracted to handle the voting process. Voters will be able to view profiles of the candidates and information on the voting procedure on the Electionz.com website before submitting their vote.

The election is governed by the Council Election Statute.

2014 General Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 General Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the General Staff for a 4 year term from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018.

Total Valid Ballots 453
Quota 227
Voting Return Percentage 39.74%

The successful candidate was:
Theresa Sawicka

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Paul Meredith

I therefore declare Theresa Sawicka to be elected to the University Council by the General Staff.

2014 Academic Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 Academic Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the Academic Staff for a 4 month term from 3 September to 31 December 2014.

Total Valid Ballots 288
Quota 145
Voting Return Percentage 32.65%

The successful candidate was:
Dolores Janiewski

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Peter Adds

I therefore declare Dolores Janiewski to be elected to the University Council by the Academic Staff.

2014 Academic Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 Academic Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the Academic Staff for a 4 year term from
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018.

Total Valid Ballots 293
Quota 147
Voting Return Percentage 33.22%

The successful candidate was:
Dolores Janiewski

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Peter Adds

I therefore declare Dolores Janiewski to be elected to the University Council by the Academic Staff.


Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of September 2014.

Caroline Ward
Returning Officer—Victoria Univerisity
caroline.ward@vuw.ac.nz
(04) 463 5196