YUFA Budget and Faculty Club Levy voting results

YUFA conducted an electronic ballot from May 1 to 8, 2018 on the 2018-19 YUFA budget and on the continuation of the levy to fund the Faculty/Graduate Student Café & Pub (et al.).

The vote was conducted in accordance with Article 3.5 of the YUFA Constitution, which states:

“The annual budget and fee structure shall be prepared by the Executive Committee and presented to the general membership at the Annual Meeting. Assent shall be given by a simple majority decision of those members voting electronically subsequent to the meeting. Accommodations will be made for those who do not have access to the Internet and who request such accommodation. No proxy voting is permitted.”

The proposed budget was presented to the general membership at the Annual Meeting held on April 17, 2018.

The results of the vote are as follows:

Do you approve the proposed 2018-2019 budget?

Yes: 445 (69.9%) CARRIED
No: 192 (30.1%)
Abstain: 99 *
Total voters: 736
Total eligible voters: 1,512
Turnout: 48.7%

Do you approve a $2 per month levy for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2018 to support et al. (the new faculty/grad café) with the understanding that 7 percent of the funds generated will go to support the costs of the Senior Common Room in Glendon?

Yes: 447 (64.3%) CARRIED
No: 248 (35.7%)
Abstain: 41 *
Total voters: 736
Total eligible voters: 1,512
Turnout: 48.7%

To review the approved 2018-19 YUFA budget, please click here.

For more information, please email yufa@yorku.ca.

* According to Bourinot’s Rules of Order, an abstention is “the refusal to vote either for or against a motion.” Abstentions are not counted as votes and therefore are not included in the total percentage of ballots cast.