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FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
The Friday Night Information Session has been cancelled. The presentation is linked below. Email CRO@MacEngSociety.ca if you would like to schedule a meeting or if you have questions.
Interested in planning events for fellow first years? Voicing the opinions and concerns of classmates?
Our first year representative elections are now underway. Each year, the first year undergraduate engineering students vote six students to sit on the McMaster Engineering Society Council:
Three Engineering 1
One from iBioMed
One from Bachelor of Technology
One from Computer Science
If you would like more information, come out to one of our two Information Sessions being hosted this week. You can stop by any time during the hour to ask questions or learn more about the position.
Monday, September 12, from 5 - 6 PM in H201 (2nd floor of Gerald Hatch Centre)
Friday, September 16, from 6 - 7 PM in H204B (2nd floor of Gerald Hatch Centre)
If you have any questions, reach out to our Chief Returning Officer at email@example.com!
To sign-up fill out:
1. Nomination Form
Acquire 20 signatures from other students in your program. You can print off the form below or stop by the MES Office at H202 in Hatch. The form needs to be submitted in-person to the MES Office before Sunday, September 18th at 11:59 PM. If no one is in the office, slide the form under the door.
2. Applicant Form
A Google Form, linked below, needs to be submitted prior to Sunday, September 18th at 11:59 PM.
results for the completed 2022-2023 mes election:
HOW DOES VOTING WORK IN MES ELECTIONS?
This election is decided through a ranked choice system. This means that you rank the candidates in the order that you prefer them. If your first-choice candidate receives the least votes and no candidate has more than 50% of the vote, then your first-choice candidate is removed from the election and your vote is cast for you second-choice candidate. This process repeats until one candidate has more than 50% of the vote.
You do not have to rank every single candidate. If you do not want a certain candidate elected, you can choose not to rank them at all. There are also the ABSTAIN and NO CONFIDENCE options. These are listed as candidates and work to provide alternative voting options.
Voting ABTAIN means that you are participating in the election, but you do not prefer any specific candidate. If ABSTAIN wins 50% of the vote, the next candidate with the most votes wins the election. Therefore, you count towards the number of voters, but do not affect the election.
Voting NO CONFIDENCE means that you are using your vote to say that you do not think that any of the candidates are suitable to be elected. If NO CONFIDENCE wins 50% of the vote, the election is concluded with no winner, and the election process starts again from the nomination period. Therefore, this option should only be used if you believe that no candidate up for election should hold the position at stake
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