OUSA July By-Election: Results!

Voting was from 9am on Tuesday the 15th of July until 4pm on Thursday the 17th July 2014 for the OUSA Executive, Finance, Welfare and Colleges Officer By-election.

Results are as follows:

Finance Officer

Votes

%

Paul Hunt

712

64.49%

Ricky Daniel-Nield

320

28.99%

No confidence in these candidates

72

6.52%

 

1104

 

 

Welfare Officer

Votes

%

Payal Ramritu

523

48.20%

Michaela Corlet

420

38.71%

No confidence in these candidates

142

13.09%

 

1085

 

 

Colleges Officer

Votes

%

Jess McLean

874

80.78%

No confidence in these candidates

208

19.22%

 

1082

 

OUSA Elections

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of a multi-million dollar organization that has about twenty-thousand members? Have you ever had a cool idea that you wanted to happen? Well you can if you run to be part of the OUSA Executive! We have elections usually once a year around August to elect the executive for next year. It's easy peasy to run, just rock up at the OUSA office with two buddies and fill out a nomination form and you're on your way to making the world a better place? Take your place dah da da ah take your place dah da dah etc etc.

Online Referenda and Student Forums

Online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA. Whether it's about university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA's stance.

Online referenda are used to guide OUSA policy; it's a direct online vote allowing every University of Otago student to have their say.

Student forums provide an opportunity for students to discuss the questions that will be in the Online Referenda. You can also submit your own questions/motions for online referenda. For example, if you think OUSA should support or oppose the Stadium, you can submit a referendum question so that students can have a say.

How to Move a motion
For more information contact secretary@ousa.org.nz or refer to the OUSA Constitution.

May 2014 Referendum Results

Thanks to all students who took the time to be a part of this referendum. To see a full response from the association please see the media release here.

The results of the OUSA Referendum held on the 27-29 May 2014 are as follows:

 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA believes in guaranteed student representation on University governance boards and committees, and as such actively opposes the Education Amendment Bill (No 2), 2014”

  Yes: 90%
No: 10%
Vote Count: 1340
 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy? “That OUSA supports the removal of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from fruit and vegetables”.

  Yes: 86%
No: 14 %
Vote Count: 1379
  Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA support the move to a Universal Student Allowance.”
  Yes: 78%
No: 22%
Vote Count: 1369
  Should the OUSA Executive investigate the establishment of a student bar?

  Yes: 71%
No: 29%
Vote Count: 1379
 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA supports the legalisation of Marijuana following the ban on all existing synthetic cannabis products.”

  Yes: 48%
No: 52%
Vote Count: 1358
 

Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 be received and accepted?    

  Yes: 96%
No: 4%
Vote Count: 1337
  Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Report for 2013 be received and accepted?         Yes: 94%
No: 6%
Vote Count: 1335
  Should PricewaterhouseCoopers be appointed as Auditors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2014?     
  Yes: 88%
No: 12%
Vote Count: 1324
  Should Anderson Lloyd be appointed as Honorary Solicitors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2014?     
  Yes: 91%
No: 9%
Vote Count: 1322
 

Should Donna Jones’s appointment as Secretary of the Association for a further four (4) years be ratified, pursuant to the executive resolution sc47/14?   

  Yes: 85%
No: 15%
Vote Count: 1323