Support Change Wins ASFA Election Redo

Second Go Passes Quorum

  • Jenna Cocullo is the projected elected President of ASFA for the 2015-2016 year. Photo Nikolas Litzenberger

UPDATE: Due to misinformation, this article has been updated to reflect changes to the official ballot count by the Chief Electoral Officer.

Arts and Science students elected the Support Change slate at their faculty student association’s elections, according to results given by chief electoral officer Julia Vera.

Ballots were counted Thursday night to elect the new executive team of the Arts and Science Federation of Associations after three days of elections, with approximately 600 students voting, Vera said. The last general elections in April failed to reach quorum, with less than 360 students voting.

All results are official, according to Vera.

On Thursday, Vera initially said only Frankie Sunnyshine had been elected as an independent councillor, because other independent councillors received more abstentions and votes against than votes in favour. Abstentions don’t count as a vote against, Vera clarified. All candidates running for the five independent councillor positions were elected.

A referendum question, which will reduce the required minimum participation rate at ASFA’s special meetings from 2.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent, also passed. The electoral officer initially said it failed due to the number of abstentions.

The vote breakdown for each candidate are as followed:

President

  • ELECTED: Jenna Cocullo – 230 votes
  • Jared Buck – 156
  • Robert Young – 127
  • Abstentions – 95

VP Internal

  • ELECTED: Mariah Gillis – 241 votes
  • Bianca Bruzzese – 228
  • Abstentions – 142

VP External

  • ELECTED: Lana Galbraith – 269 votes
  • Ayesha Naqvi – 164
  • Abstentions – 177

VP Academic and Loyola

  • ELECTED: Ian Campbell – 189 votes
  • Hassan Ezzo – 108
  • Chanel Manzone Pilon – 149
  • Abstentions – 163

VP Finance

  • ELECTED: Zachary Garoufalis – 179 votes
  • Ivan Makhorv – 142
  • Sam Babity – 140

VP Social

  • ELECTED: Marc Da Silva – 307 votes
  • Jean-Philipe Provost – 129
  • Abstentions – 173

VP Communications

  • ELECTED: Cleo Fonseca – 406 votes
  • No – 35
  • Abstentions – 167

Referendum Question

  • Yes – 236 votes
  • No – 188
  • Abstentions – 185

Independent Councillors

ELECTED: Frankie Sunnyshine – 309 votes for, 61 votes against and 241 abstentions

ELECTED: Angelica Sood – 249 votes for, 63 votes against and 299 abstentions

ELECTED: Etienne de Blois – 284 votes for, 70 votes against and 257 abstentions

ELECTED: Christina Massaro – 258 votes for, 66 votes against and 287 abstentions

ELECTED: Oliver Marshall – 221 votes for, 75 votes against and 315 abstentions

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