GSA General Election Results

 

2018 GSA General Election Results

Voting in the 2018 GSA General Election closed at 10:00 AM (MST) today, Thursday, March 1, 2018.  As Chief Returning Officer of the Graduate Students’ Association, I am announcing the provisional results of the 2018 GSA General Election. Please note that, in accord with GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section I: Elections, GSA Policy, Section I.POL.14.1, results become official when any complaints are resolved. At this time, there are some outstanding alleged breaches of elections bylaw and policy that will need to be addressed before the official results are released. Additionally, “individuals have twenty-four (24) hours after the release of provisional results to lodge a complaint with the CRO about an alleged breach of GSA Bylaw or Policy” (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section I: Elections, GSA Policy, Section I.POL.13.8).

 

As outlined in GSA Policy, “The candidate(s) with the highest number(s) of votes will be successful, in accord with the number of positions available” (Section I: Elections, GSA Policy, Section I.POL.13.6.b). 

Following the release of the provisional results on Thursday, March 1, 2018, the CRO released the official results of the 2018 GSA General Election on March 7, 2018:

The results of the 2018 GSA General Election are as follows:

GSA President Elected Candidate: Sasha van der Klein

Sasha van der Klein

756

None of the Candidates

240

GSA VP Academic Elected Candidate: Masoud Aliramezani

Masoud Aliramezani

572

Chong Wei

387

None of the Candidates

115

GSA VP External Elected Candidate: Zhihong Pan

Syed Hussain

43

Ferhad Kasem

123

Zhihong Pan

275

Md Shaheen

204

Andrews Tawiah

177

Marc Waddingham

236

None of the Candidates

70


GSA VP Labour Elected Candidate: Beth Richardson

Beth Richardson

711

None of the Candidates

235


GSA VP Student Services Elected Candidate: Fahed Elian

Fahed Elian

502

Mohammad Abu Hasan Khondoker

293

None of the Candidates

203



GSA Councillor-at-Large Elected Candidates:

Radhika Chakraberty, Osman Hojanepesov, Amran Howlader Nuanyi (Natalie) Liang, Dasha Smirnow, Hanh-Thuc Tran

Radhika Chakraberty

613

None of the Candidates

248

 

Osman Hojanepesov

594

None of the Candidates

251

 

Amran Howlader

612

None of the Candidates

233

 

Nuanyi (Natalie) Liang

682

None of the Candidates

186

 

Dasha Smirnow

603

None of the Candidates

231

 

Hanh-Thuc Tran

595

None of the Candidates

243



The total voter turnout was 13.4%, with:

  • Total Eligible to Vote: 8,904   
  • Total Eligible Ballots Cast: 1,191

Thank you to all graduate students who voted in the 2018 GSA General Election.

As announced to all graduate students by the GSA Chief Returning Officer on March 1, 2018, the provisional results of the 2018 GSA General Election are as follows:

GSA President Elected Candidate: Sasha van der Klein

GSA VP Academic Elected Candidate: Masoud Aliramezani

GSA VP External Elected Candidate: Zhihong Pan

GSA VP Labour Elected Candidate: Beth Richardson

GSA VP Student Services Elected Candidate: Fahed Elian 


GSA Councillor-at-Large Elected Candidates: 
Radhika Chakraberty, Osman Hojanepesov, Amran Howlader, Nuanyi (Natalie) Liang, Dasha Smirnow, Hanh-Thuc Tran

 

If you have any questions, please contact the GSA Chief Returning Officer at: gsa.elections@ualberta.ca