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Election Report - St Hugh's College JCR

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<strong>Election</strong> <strong>Report</strong><br />

The following candidates were elected:<br />

A1.a The <strong>JCR</strong> President;<br />

Victor Greenstreet<br />

A1.b The <strong>JCR</strong> Vice-President;<br />

Annie MacIver<br />

A1.c The <strong>JCR</strong> Secretary;<br />

Jack Campbell<br />

A1.d The <strong>JCR</strong> Treasurer;<br />

Alexander Ball<br />

Summary<br />

A1.e The <strong>JCR</strong> Access and Academic Affair Officer;<br />

Daniel McArthur<br />

A1.f The <strong>JCR</strong> Female Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer;<br />

Marianne de Brito<br />

A1.g The <strong>JCR</strong> Male Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer;<br />

Joseph Williams<br />

A1.h The <strong>JCR</strong> Entertainments (Entz) Representative(s);<br />

Swati Seshadri & David Griffiths<br />

A1.i The <strong>JCR</strong> Charities and Communities Representative;<br />

Hannah Jacobs<br />

A1.j The <strong>JCR</strong> Environment and Ethics Representative;<br />

Bethea Hanson-Jones<br />

A1.k The <strong>JCR</strong> Sports and Societies Representative;<br />

Rose Alterman<br />

A1.l The <strong>JCR</strong> Director of Digital Operations (DODO);<br />

Robert Hickman<br />

A1.m The <strong>JCR</strong> First Year (Freshers) Representative;<br />

Oliver Persey<br />

Matthew Scroggs<br />

<strong>JCR</strong> Returning Officer<br />

jcr-returning-officer@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk<br />

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Detailed Breakdown of Results<br />

A1.a<br />

A1.b<br />

A1.c<br />

A1.d<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> President<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Cameron Dobbs (DRO),<br />

Eleanor Brown, Michael Panayiotou<br />

Voting Slips Issued: 204<br />

Voting Slips in the Ballot Box: 207<br />

Turnout: 50.9%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Victor Greenstreet 107<br />

Annie Maciver 77<br />

RON 21<br />

Spoilt 2<br />

Victor Greenstreet has more than half the votes and so was duly elected<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Vice-President<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Astha Anand 100<br />

Annie MacIver 122<br />

RON 15<br />

Spoil/Abstain 20<br />

Annie MacIver has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Secretary<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Jack Campbell 197<br />

RON 36<br />

Spoil/Abstain 24<br />

Jack Campbell has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Treasurer<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Andrew Ball 90<br />

David Butler 91<br />

RON 35<br />

Spoil/Abstain 41<br />

No candidate has reached the quota. RON is eliminated.<br />

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Second Round of Counting<br />

Andrew Ball 102<br />

David Butler 99<br />

Spoil/Abstain 55<br />

Andrew Ball has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

A1.e<br />

A1.f<br />

A1.g<br />

A1.h<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Access and Academic Affair Officer<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Daniel McArthur 114<br />

Alexander Jeffery 106<br />

RON 6<br />

Spoil/Abstain 31<br />

Daniel McArthur has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Female Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Marianne de Brito 200<br />

RON 36<br />

Spoil/Abstain 21<br />

Marianne de Brito has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Male Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Joseph Williams 199<br />

RON 28<br />

Spoil/Abstain 30<br />

Joseph Williams has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Entertainments (Entz) Representative(s)<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Swati Seshadri & David Griffiths 112<br />

Frances Bryant & Estelle Cheuk 99<br />

Thomas Griffiths & Luis Glaeser 38<br />

RON 3<br />

Spoil/Abstain 3<br />

No candidate has reached the quota. RON and Thomas Griffiths & Luis Glaeser are eliminated.<br />

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Second Round of Counting<br />

Swati Seshadri & David Griffiths 130<br />

Frances Bryant & Estelle Cheuk 112<br />

Spoil/Abstain 13<br />

Swati Seshadri & David Griffiths has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

A1.i<br />

A1.j<br />

A1.k<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Charities and Communities Representative<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Hannah Jacobs 213<br />

RON 16<br />

Spoil/Abstain 28<br />

Hannah Jacobs has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Environment and Ethics Representative<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan, Paul Glenton<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Alex Orlek 71<br />

Bethea Hanson-Jones 137<br />

RON 15<br />

Spoil/Abstain 34<br />

Bethea Hanson-Jones has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Sports and Societies Representative<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan, Paul Glenton<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Rose Alterman 116<br />

Thomas Meacher 105<br />

RON 18<br />

Spoil/Abstain 18<br />

No candidate has reached the quota. RON is eliminated.<br />

Second Round of Counting<br />

Rose Alterman 121<br />

Thomas Meacher 109<br />

Spoil/Abstain 27<br />

Rose Alterman has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

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A1.l<br />

A1.m<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> Director of Digital Operations (DODO)<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan, Paul Glenton<br />

Votes cast: 257<br />

Turnout: 63.1%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Robert Hickman 199<br />

RON 23<br />

Spoil/Abstain 35<br />

Robert Hickman has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

The <strong>JCR</strong> First Year (Freshers) Representative<br />

Present at the count: Matthew Scroggs (RO), Alex Bolton (DRO), Sylvia Kwan, Paul Glenton<br />

Votes cast: 86<br />

Turnout: 65.6%<br />

First Round of Counting<br />

Oliver Persey 69<br />

RON 13<br />

Spoil/Abstain 4<br />

Oliver Persey has more than the quota and is duly elected.<br />

Issues & Complaints<br />

Voting Slips Issued ≠ Voting Slips in the Ballot Box<br />

In the election for position A1.a (<strong>JCR</strong> President), there were three additional ballot papers in the<br />

box compared to the number of slips issued.<br />

The reason for this is thought to be names not being crossed of, or not being crossed off clearly<br />

enough. Additionally, the number of additional votes was three, which, compared to the size of the<br />

majority in the election, is sufficiently insignificant.<br />

Therefore no action was taken.<br />

I recommend that in future, more care is taken when crossing off those that received ballot papers.<br />

UVC Already Used<br />

Five Unique Voter Codes (UVCs) appeared to have already been used when voters tried to use<br />

them.<br />

The reason for this is unknown, although it may be caused by problems with the mi-vote system.<br />

Some of these used UVCs are thought to have been caused by double-clicking instead of singleclicking<br />

on the link in the email.<br />

The UVCs concerned were deleted from the system and the voters were issued new codes.<br />

I recommend that in future, similar action is taken.<br />

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Candidates Nominating Incorrectly<br />

On Sunday 14 th November, a number of candidates submitted incomplete nominations. Most<br />

commonly, the nominations were not supported by permission from tutors.<br />

The lack of permission from tutors was often due to tutor's checking their email less often at<br />

weekends.<br />

For positions where a candidate successfully nominated, candidates with incomplete nominations<br />

were provisionally accepted and given a deadline of midnight on Tuesday 16 th November to<br />

complete their nominations. It was decided to do this in order to promote competition for<br />

positions. For positions where no candidate successfully nominated, candidates with incomplete<br />

nominations were rejected, allowing nominations to be re-opened until midday on Wednesday 17 th<br />

November. This gave the candidates time to complete their nominations and allowed others to<br />

nominate in the case of nominations not being completed.<br />

I recommend that in future, similar action is taken.<br />

Posters Put Up in Disallowed Locations<br />

This year, we allowed candidates for President ten posters and candidates for other positions<br />

which were contested five posters, to be displayed in the <strong>JCR</strong> or on college notice boards. The<br />

posters seem to have been a good idea, and seemed to boost interest in the election. However, only<br />

one third of those who were entitled produced posters. A small number of posters were displayed<br />

in disallowed locations, such as attached to walls.<br />

This is thought to have been caused by a lack of awareness of the rules.<br />

The offending posters were removed and the candidates' allowances reduced for each poster in a<br />

disallowed location.<br />

I recommend that in future, the rules surrounding posters are made more clear and that similar<br />

action is taken concerning posters in disallowed locations.<br />

No Photos & Manifestos on the Website<br />

This year, candidates for posts other than president were allowed to submit a photo and a<br />

manifesto to be displayed on mi-vote. Several candidates did not submit a photo or manifesto.<br />

Candidates were told they could submit these in the <strong>Election</strong> Regulations and reminded in an<br />

email.<br />

No photos or manifestos were displayed by those candidates who did not submit them.<br />

I recommend that in future, this is more strongly encouraged and more reminders are sent.<br />

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