‘No confidence’ win leads to byelection

Three executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year are still up for grabs in the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) after a large number of ‘no confidence’ votes. A total of 9,564 votes were cast—34.9 per cent of the undergraduate student body—a small decrease from the 2017 elections, which saw a 37.2 per cent voter turnout. Chief electoral officer Nada Ibrahim said the byelection will likely be in March, but the Elections Office has yet to determine the exact dates. According to Ibrahim, it will cost $4,500 to run a byelection. Three uncontested One Carleton candidates—David Oladejo (president), Natalie York (vice-president (internal), and Cassandra Ambar (vice-president (student services)—were not elected, with the majority of the vote going to no confidence. The […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA COUNCILLORS 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election for councillor candidates were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer Nada Ibrahim.   Faculty of Engineering and Design:  Abdel Rahman Abdelaziz – 560 Ahmed Abdalla – 787 Tiffany Wiebe – 536 Goolam Dustagheer Mohammad Rayhaan – 405 Logan McFadden – 704 Waise Sahel – 425 Bay Ross – 676 Abstain – 869   Faculty of Science: Richard Ositashvili – 313 Abdou Sarr V – 249 John Haddad – 374 Farook Al-Muflehi – 302 Luis Moyano – 237 Carson Fischl – 277 Nima Dadar – 443 Abstain – 730   Faculty of Business: Scott Braddon – 356 Isabelle Nicholls – 395 Abstain- 235   Faculty of Arts and Social […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA EXECUTIVES 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nada Ibrahim. 9,564 votes were cast (34.9 per cent of the undergraduate body), marking a small decrease from the 2017 elections (37.2 per cent of the undergraduate body). For a candidate to win on a ranked ballot, they must achieve 50 per cent or more of the cast votes. If that does not occur, the candidate with the least amount of votes is eliminated and students’ votes are transferred according to their second ranked candidate. This year’s election marked the first time that ranked voting in the form of the ‘matrix’ system was used.   President: No Confidence – 4,740 […]

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CUSA councillor debate lacks candidates, attendees

Candidates from a variety of faculties gathered in the University Centre Atrium on Feb. 6 to face off in a councillor debate ahead of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election. Topics in the debate included transparency, lowering tuition costs, and “swag,” but what stayed constant was seemingly a lack of enthusiasm from attendees, and an absence of debate. While the crowd was large and energetic during the executive debate, which preceded the councillor debate, it thinned out to reveal many empty chairs when the councillor candidates took the stage. Some councillor candidates were present through the executive debate, but none of the current CUSA executives or executive candidates appeared to stay for the councillor debate. Faculty of Public Affairs […]

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CUSA elections, ranked voting will proceed after emergency council meeting

The 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) elections will not be postponed and the decision to introduce ranked voting will stand after an emergency CUSA council meeting was held on Feb. 5. Emma Maddock, an engineering and design councillor, put forward a motion to push the dates of candidate “nomination, validation, blackout and voting periods” back to give more candidates an opportunity to run for a position and implement ranked voting as planned if more candidates were running. Maddock said she has been asking students how they think the elections are going and the negative feedback pushed her to bring forward the motion. “They don’t think that it’s fair that there’s multiple uncontested positions. They feel that the nomination period […]

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