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2019 Election and Referendum Results Are In!

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Lisa Umholtz
Communications & Media Relations Specialist
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:00

The results of the 2019 Election and Referendum are in!

Before we get to the results, we’d like to thank all of the candidates who ran in this election. You gave it your all and we saw some of the greatest campaigns ever executed in a Feds election. Thank you for your time, energy, passion and dedication for students, no matter the results – your efforts did not go unnoticed and we hope you all find opportunities to continue to improve student life here at Waterloo. Your voices are important.

Overview:

Elections results infographic - all details in article

GRT UPass Referendum: Passed

Legal Service Referendum: Passed

Voter Turnout: 15.65%

5,203 undergraduates voted out of 33,240 eligible voters. That’s a 15.65% voter turnout! That’s one of the highest election turnout we’ve had in recent years – beating a record setter in 2017. Way to go, Waterloo! Thank you for voicing your choice.

Feds Executive

President

Michael Beauchemin: 2106 (51.6%)
Simran Parmar: 1976 (48.4%)
Simon Grigg was eliminated in the second round of STV.

In the second round, voters whose first option was now eliminated had their second ranked option counting as their first ranked choice.  For information on ranked voting and STV, see Feds voting processes.

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 2105
Eligible voters: 33190
Votes cast: 4337 (13.07% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 128

Round 1:

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Name 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick
Beauchemin, Michael 1949 822 301
Parmar, Simran 1893 971 429
Grigg, Simon 367 673 1252


No candidates meet quota. Candidate chosen for elimination: Grigg, Simon. Votes are redistributed.

Round 2:

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Name Votes
Beauchemin, Michael 2106
Parmar, Simran 1976


Quota exceeded by Beauchemin, Michael. Candidate Elected Beauchemin, Michael.

Vice President Operations & Finance

Seneca Velling: 1967 (53.6%)
Joshua Mbandi: 1703 (46.4%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1836
Eligible voters: 33190
Votes cast: 3798 (11.44% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 128

Round 1:

Name 1st Pick 2nd Pick
Mbandi, Joshua 1703 1089
Velling, Seneca 1967 699

Quota exceeded by Velling, Seneca. Candidate Elected Velling, Seneca.

Vice President Education

Matthew Gerrits: 2146 (57.1%)
Fayza Ibrahim: 1703 (42.9%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1881
Eligible voters: 33190
Votes cast: 3921 (11.81% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 161

Round 1:

Name 1st Pick 2nd Pick
Gerrits, Matthew 2146 687
Ibrahim, Fayza 1614 1171

Quota exceeded by Gerrits, Matthew. Candidate Elected Gerrits, Matthew.

Vice President Student Life

Amanda Fitzpatrick: 2041 (54.3%)
Tomson Tran: 1717 (45.7%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1880
Eligible voters: 33190
Votes cast: 3934 (11.85% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 176

Round 1:

Name 1st Pick 2nd Pick
Fitzpatrick, Amanda 2041 889
Tran, Tomson 1717 944

Quota exceeded by Fitzpatrick, Amanda. Candidate Elected Fitzpatrick, Amanda.

Students’ Council

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Applied Health Sciences

Victoria Rodney (79.56%)

  • Yes: 327 (79.56%)
  • No: 41 (9.98%)
  • Declines: 43 (10.46%)

Eligible Voters: 2555
Number of Voters: 411 (16.08%)

Arts

Kaitlynn Angela McComiskey (71.98%)

  • Yes: 375 (71.98%)
  • No: 67 (12.86%)
  • Declines: 79 (15.16%)

Eligible Voters: 6801
Number of Voters: 521 (7.7%)

Syeda Shehnoor Nasir (77.83%)

  • Yes: 344 (77.83%)
  • No: 63 (14.25%)
  • Declines: 35 (7.92%)

Eligible Voters: 6801
Number of Voters: 442 (6.5%)

Taijah O’Meally (80.85%)

  • Yes: 342 (80.85%)
  • No: 53 (12.53%)
  • Declines: 28 (6.62%)

Eligible Voters: 6801
Number of Voters: 423 (6.22%)


Shazza Riaz (76.94%)

  • Yes: 327 (76.94%)
  • No: 60 (14.12%)
  • Declines: 38 (8.94%)

Eligible Voters: 6801
Number of Voters: 425 (6.24%)

Abigail Tait (82.85%)

  • Yes: 343 (82.85%)
  • No: 39 (9.42%)
  • Declines: 32 (7.73%)

Eligible Voters: 6801
Number of Voters: 414 (6.08%)

Engineering

Megan Town (86.24%)

  • Yes: 520 (86.24%)
  • No: 47 (7.79%)
  • Declines: 36 (5.97%)

Eligible Voters: 7971
Number of Voters: 603 (7.56%)

Edward Yang (82.75%)

  • Yes: 451 (82.75%)
  • No: 52 (9.54%)
  • Declines: 42 (7.71%)

Eligible Voters: 7971
Number of Voters: 545 (6.84%)

Jason Small (83.71%)

  • Yes: 447 (83.71%)
  • No: 54 (10.11%)
  • Declines: 33 (6.18%)

Eligible Voters: 7971
Number of Voters: 534 (6.7%)

Kevin McGuire (80.85%)

  • Yes: 358 (68.19%)
  • No: 128 (24.38%)
  • Declines: 39 (7.43%)

Eligible Voters: 7971
Number of Voters: 525 (6.59%)

Environment

Brendan Wilson (80.46%)

  • Yes: 280 (80.46%)
  • No: 42 (12.07%)
  • Declines: 26 (7.47%)

Eligible Voters: 2373
Number of Voters: 348 (14.66%)

Mathematics

Navya Mehta: 138.52 (21.6%)
Diana Chang: 124 (19.6%)
John Hunte: 124 (19.6%)
Rana Saleh: 124 (19.6%)
June Xu: 124 (19.6%)

Terry Chen was eliminated in the fifth round of STV
Yussef Ourchane was eliminated in the third round of STV
Hancheng Wu was eliminated in the second round of STV

In the multiple rounds, voters whose first option was now eliminated had their second ranked option counting as their first ranked choice.  For information on ranked voting and STV, see Feds voting processes.

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 124
Eligible voters: 8330
Votes cast: 820 (9.84% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 82

Round 1:

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Name 1st pick 2nd pick 3rd pick 4th pick 5th pick 6th pick 7th pick 8th pick
Chang, Diana 206 163 50 40 19 4 15 7
Chen, Terry 42 31 41 20 29 27 21 20
Hunte, John 88 44 65 59 36 17 12 14
Mehta, Navya 43 39 54 36 52 27 17 18
Ourchane, Yussef 28 28 23 24 24 27 40 15
Saleh, Rana 155 55 54 40 35 19 14 19
Wu, Hancheng 14 17 18 25 19 32 27 36
Xu, June 162 178 55 43 24 13 11 25

Quota met by candidates: Chang, Diana, Saleh Rana and Xu, June. Candidates elected. Excess votes are redistributed.

Round 2:

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Name Votes
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 55.73565
Hunte, John 115.10394
Mehta, Navya 55.18768
Ourchane, Yussef 34.9919
Saleh, Rana 124
Wu, Hancheng 20.32824
Xu, June 123.99966

No unelected candidates meet quota. Candidate Wu, Hancheng chosen for elimination. Votes are redistributed to unelected candidates.

Round 3:

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Name Votes
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 65.03354
Hunte, John 116.13463
Mehta, Navya 55.82031
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 55.73565
Hunte, John 115.10394
Mehta, Navya 55.18768
Ourchane, Yussef 34.9919
Saleh, Rana 124
Wu, Hancheng 20.32824
Xu, June 123.99966

No unelected candidates meet quota. Candidate Ourchane, Yussef is chosen for elimination. Votes are redistributed.

Round 4:

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Name Votes
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 55.73565
Hunte, John 115.10394
Mehta, Navya 55.18768
Ourchane, Yussef 34.9919
Saleh, Rana 124
Wu, Hancheng 20.32824
Xu, June 123.99966

Quota met by candidate Hunte, John. Candidate elected and votes are redistributed.

Round 5:

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Name Votes
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 67.87613
Hunte, John 123.99978
Mehta, Navya 70.6453
Ourchane, Yussef 0
Saleh, Rana 124
Wu, Hancheng 0
Xu, June 123.99966

No candidates meet quota. Candidate Chen, Terry chosen for elimination. Votes are redistributed.

Round 6:

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Name Votes
Chang, Diana 123.99964
Chen, Terry 0
Hunte, John 123.99978
Mehta, Navya 138.52143
Ourchane, Yussef 0
Saleh, Rana 124
Wu, Hancheng 0
Xu, June 123.99966

Candidate Mehta, Navya meets quota. Mehta, Navya elected.

Science

Alexandru Nica: 132.74 (37.6%)
Mackenzie Lau: 73 (20.8%)
Nikka Ysabella Roxas: 73 (20.8%)
Sebastian Soo: 73 (20.8%)

Colin Parkyn was eliminated in the third round of STV

In the multiple rounds, voters whose first option was now eliminated had their second ranked option counting as their first ranked choice.  For information on ranked voting and STV, see Feds voting processes.

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 73
Eligible voters: 6410
Votes cast: 680 (10.61% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 317

Round 1:

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Name 1st pick 2nd pick 3rd pick 4th pick 5th pick
Lau, Mackenize 98 49 39 46 34
Nica, Alexandru 60 60 51 49 40
Parkyn, Colin 51 50 77 47 36
Roxas, Nikka Ysabella 70 57 41 61 42
Soo, Sebastian 84 37 36 37 82

Quota exceeded by candidates Lau, Mackenzie and Soo, Sebastian. Candidates elected. Excess votes transferred.

Round 2:

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Name Votes
Lau, Mackenzie 73.0002
Nica, Alexandru 70.36895
Parkyn, Colin 58.07305
Roxas, Nikka Ysabella 79.5271
Soo, Sebastian 73.002

Quota exceeded by candidate Roxas, Nikka Ysabella. Candidate elected. Votes redistributed.

Round 3:

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Name Votes
Lau, Mackenzie 73.0002
Nica, Alexandru 72.31426
Parkyn, Colin 60.42806
Roxas, Nikka Ysabella 73.00014
Soo, Sebastian 73.002

Quota not met by any candidates. Candiate Parkyn, Colin eliminated and votes redistributed.

Round 4:

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Name Votes
Lau, Mackenzie 73.0002
Nica, Alexandru 132.74232
Parkyn, Colin 0
Roxas, Nikka Ysabella 73.00014
Soo, Sebastian 73.002

Candidate Nica, Alexandru exceeds quota. Candidate elected.

Waterloo Senate

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Applied Health Sciences

Alexandria De Sousa (acclaimed)

Engineering

Jason Small: 364 (63.64%)
Samuel Rubin: 115 (20.1%)

Full details of this race:

Eligible voters: 7971
Votes cast: 572 (7.18% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 93 (16.26%)

Mathematics

June Xu: 392 (52.9%)
Matthew Schwarze: 197 (26.59%)
Yussef Ourchane: 54 (7.29%)

Full details of this race:

Eligible voters: 8330
Votes cast: 741 (8.9% of students voted in this ballot)
Declines: 98 (13.23%)

Science

Ashreena Bhangu (acclaimed)

At-Large Representative

Alex Lee (acclaimed)

Referendum Results

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Legal Service

Do you support the implementation of a Legal Protection Service at a cost of less than $30 per year? As with the Feds Dental Care Plan, students may choose to opt-out online from this service during a change-of-coverage period for a full refund.

Yes: 2717 (78.21%)
No: 621 (17.88%)
Declined ballots: 136  (3.91%)

3474 (10.45%) students voted in this ballot.

GRT U-Pass

Question 1

Do you support the expansion of the current UPass agreement to allow all undergraduate students with at least one on-campus course to be eligible to access Grand River Transit (GRT) transit services? The UPass will be the same cost for all students and allows part-time and full-time undergraduate students to access transit services provided by GRT.

Yes: 3088 (84.12%)
No: 469 (12.78%)
Declined ballots: 114 (3.11%)

3474 (11.04%) students voted in this ballot.

Question 2

Are you currently an undergraduate student taking fewer than three (3) on-campus courses, or are likely to be an undergraduate student taking fewer than three (3) on-campus courses in the coming year?

Yes: 764 (25.33%)
No: 2181 (72.31%)
Declined ballots: 71 (2.35%)

3016 (9.07%) students voted in this ballot.