Election results for June 1, 2018-May 31, 2020 YUFA Officers

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YUFA conducted an election from Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m. for the following YUFA Officers (June 1, 2018-May 31, 2020 term):

  • President
  • Vice-President Internal
  • Vice-President External
  • Communications Officer
  • Chief Steward (1 of 2)
  • Equity Officer (1 of 2)
  • Treasurer
  • Recording Secretary

For the positions of President, Vice-President Internal, Vice-President External, Chief Steward, Equity Officer, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary, the vote was a ratification vote because only one candidate was nominated for each position.

For the position of Communication Officer, the vote was an election because two candidates were nominated for the same position.

Voting was by electronic ballot.

Elections and by-elections are governed by YUFA’s by-laws (see: 1. Election Procedures).

The results of the election are as follows:

President

Art Redding

Yes: 414 (91.8%) RATIFIED
No: 37 (8.2%)
Abstain: 79 (14.9%)
Total voters: 530

Vice-President Internal

Ricardo Grinspun

Yes: 361 (75.5%) RATIFIED
No: 117 (24.5%)
Abstain: 52 (9.8%)
Total voters: 530

Vice-President External

Terry Maley

Yes: 408 (89.7%) RATIFIED
No: 47 (10.3%)
Abstain: 74 (14%)
Total voters: 530

Communications Officer

Jody Berland: 284 (59.9%) ELECTED
Kean Birch: 168 (35.4%)
Reject all: 22 (4.6%)
Abstain: 56 (10.6%)
Total voters: 530

Chief Steward

Maura Matesic

Yes: 405 (92.0%) RATIFIED
No: 35 (8.0%)
Abstain: 90 (17.0%)
Total voters: 530

Equity Officer

Ellie Perkins

Yes: 399 (91.1%) RATIFIED
No: 39 (8.9%)
Abstain: 92 (17.4%)
Total voters: 530

Treasurer

Paul Evans

Yes: 420 (95.9%) RATIFIED
No: 18 (4.1%)
Abstain: 92 (17.4%)
Total voters: 530

Recording Secretary

Carlota McAllister

Yes: 446 (96.1%) RATIFIED
No: 18 (3.9%)
Abstain: 66 (12.5%)
Total voters: 530

For more information, please contact the Returning Officer, Kym Bird: kbird@yorku.ca.