HSF election voting period begins

by | Mar 10, 2015 | News

HSF staff and volunteers get students to vote at the voting booth in the student centre. (Celia Grimbly/Humber News)

HSF staff and volunteers get students to vote at the voting booth in the student centre at Humber’s North campus. (Celia Grimbly/Humber News)

By Celia Grimbly

Voting started Monday for candidates running for elected position with HSF.

Students vote for a new HSF president, VP of student life, VP of student affairs and directors.

Students had some difficulty logging into voting stations Monday afternoon, a problem that happened during last year’s election.

There are eight voting stations located across Humber’s campuses; four at North and Guelph-Humber, three at Lakeshore and one at Orangeville.

The voting stations at North campus are located in the student centre, the concourse, the wing of athletics (B building) and one at Guelph-Humber.

Lakeshore campus voting booths are on AB side, one in the L-building and one in H-cottage, “which will travel to different cottages to hit different segments of the student population,” HSF executive director Ercole Perrone told Humber News.

HSF staff and volunteers are at each voting station handing out footbags or “Hacky Sacks” and information pamphlets to students.

Candidates running for these positions are not campaigning this week but their campaign posters are allowed to remain up during the voting period, said Perrone.

“They’re not allowed to generate new content,” he said. “They’re not allowed to put up posters or through digital media or digital communications continue conversations with students in that regard,” he said.

Profiles and platforms of each presidential candidate can be found here and here on Humber News.

Perrone told Humber News they will be releasing and updating the number of voters each day.

Voting ends Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m. with results and winners being announced at Lakeshore campus at the second all-candidates meeting at 4:45 p.m.

Candidates will sign-off on the election results at the meeting, said Perrone.