The time of year has come again for UVic students to select who they wish to represent them on the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) board of directors. The UVSS draft budget for 2013-14 estimated $2 486 534 in revenue from membership fees and the 2012-13 audit reported $2 502 512 collected from students, according to UVSS financial documents. In an organization collecting this much money per year in student fees, it is critical that students consider how they want these funds applied.
Since 2010, students have been able to vote online instead of requiring paper ballots. Also note that if a candidate is running unopposed but their platform is unsatisfactory, students do have the option of a “no” vote, in which case another election for that position may be held.
In addition, don’t forget about this year’s senate and board of governors votes! Voting opens in all categories at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at webvote.uvic.ca. For the UVSS board of directors election, polling closes at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 6; for the university senate and board of governors, polling closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
Click on a name below to see the Martlet’s interview with that candidate. Or, click here to see the chairperson debate: video.
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