DSS elections subject to arbitration

The DSS elections may need a do-over after one of the candidates for communications vice-president filed a complaint about the vote margin and eligible voters being turned away early on.

[box type=”info”] Update: The DSS will re-do their elections for communications vice-president on Mar. 27 and 28, as recommended by arbitrator Jake Eidinger.[/box]
The Day Students’ Society (DSS) posted the following release on their Facebook page this morning:
“After Thursday’s election results, a complaint was brought forward due to a discrepancy the Elections Committee had with the DSS Constitution.
On Wednesday Morning residence students were turned away from voting because Elections Committee believed they were not eligible to vote as day students.
This was remedied by the DSS Executive and efforts were made by the Elections Committee to inform residence students who will live off campus next year of their right to vote.
When the results from elections came in, there was a five vote margin between the CVP candidates.
A complaint was filed, arguing the margin may not be indicative of the entire voting student body. Students who were turned away Wednesday morning may not have voted later in the elections period.
As the DSS executive, a group that has worked closely with both candidates, we believe that we are unable to find an impartial solution.
We have found an arbitrator who will work with the Elections Committee, the outgoing executive, and the CVP candidates to determine a course of action.
Because authority is ultimately left to the executive, we will follow the recommendations of the arbitrator without deviation.
Moh, Asher, and Evan”
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By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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