A quick guide to voting in the UVSS elections

Voting in the UVSS elections is open from today until Friday at 12 p.m.

Photo by Belle White, Photo Editor.

The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) controls $14 million per year to run businesses, services, and events for students on campus. In the elections this week, you get to decide where that $14 million goes.

Voting is now open and can be accessed at this link. Here’s a breakdown of all the election information you need to know before you head to those online polls.

The UVSS is composed of a board of paid Lead Directors and unpaid Directors-at-Large. This year, two slates are running a team of students for these positions and one student is running for an independent position as a Director-at-Large. Here’s all you need to know about their platforms:

Independent candidate Isha Dhillon

Hear UVic slate

Engage UVic slate

Students will also be voting on four referendum questions regarding the funding of  services offered on campus. The results of these referendums will impact the student fees you pay.

Campus Community Garden referendum

Student Advocate position referendum

Peer Support Centre referendum

Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) referendum

We heard the candidates and referendum proponents and opponents speak to their platforms at the forums in Vertigo. Along with the lovely folks at CFUV, we helped moderate these events. Here’s our coverage of what went down last week:

Lead Directors Forum

Directors-at-Large and Referenda Forum

Facebook live streams

CFUV recording

 As soon as the results are released, we will be publishing them on our Facebook and Twitter with an article to follow shortly after.

If you’re still reading this, thank you for actually taking an interest in student politics. We are the often lone attendee at bi-monthly UVSS Board meetings, and we live-Tweet the whole thing. Regardless of who is elected come Friday, the Martlet will continue to diligently cover what goes on at the UVSS.

This article was updated on March 7 at 3:04 p.m.

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